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Social Media: Middle East/Caucasus

391-420 Social Media articles displayed
for the Middle East/Caucasus Region

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As Palestinians Come Together, What Is Next for US-Israeli Cooperation?
The author examines the prospects for US-Israeli cooperation following the formation of a Palestinian unity government. Additionally, the author argues that given the weak standing of Olmert and the ... Read More...

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Enabling Kurdish Illusions
The author argues that a federal system in Iraq based on sectarian differences will be ineffective. The author also suggests that the US needs to pressure Massoud Barzani and the Kurdistan Regional G... Read More...

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Putin’s Middle East Visit: Russia is Back
The author explains the reasoning behind Russia’s renewed interest in the Middle East and suggests how the US can work to maintain its status as the regional power. By Ariel Cohen. (Heritage Foundat... Read More...

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A Deadly Stumbling Block Named PKK
The authors argue that European indifference and inaction in eliminating and fighting the PKK presence in Europe has served to push Turkish public opinion to oppose entry into the EU and seek closer r... Read More...

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Saudi Arabia’s Own Iraq Nightmare
The author describes Saudi Arabian interests in Iraq, its competition with Iran for regional influence, and the possibility of the Gulf kingdom funding Sunni insurgents groups in Iraq. In order to en... Read More...

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The Mecca Accord (Part 1): The Victory of Unity over Progress
The author examines the recent power-sharing agreement between Fatah and Hamas and argues that while significant progress towards national unity may have been made, the accord does little to advance t... Read More...

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Is Lebanon Headed toward Another Civil War?
The author discusses the prospects for increased sectarian violence versus conciliation and cooperation in Lebanon. By David Schenker and Andrew Exum. (Washington Institute for Near East Policy, 1/2... Read More...

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Rice Is Thinking Big, But Will It Work?
The author examines the current prospects for progress towards peace in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and dispels several popular perceptions regarding the Arab-Israeli conflict. By David Makovsky... Read More...

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A Skeptic’s Case for the Surge
The author rejects the position that opposes the surge of US troops into Baghdad and argues why Congress should support President Bush’s new Iraq policy. By Michael O’Hanlon. (Brookings Institution,... Read More...

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Key Trends to Watch in Iraq
The author identifies some of the important variables in Iraq that will affect the future of the country and the effectiveness of US strategies. By Jeffrey White. (Washington Institute for Near East... Read More...

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Assad’s Olive Branch Can Bear No Fruit
The author explains why a potential Israeli-Syrian peace treaty and return of the Golan Heights to Syria is neither probable nor desirable given the current realities in both Syria and throughout the ... Read More...

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Time Is Running Out
The author discusses the threat emanating from Iran and discusses a variety of policy options that the US should pursue in response. By Patrick Clawson. (Washington Institute for Near East Policy, J... Read More...

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Forget the Domino Theories
The author rejects the notion that different issues throughout the Middle East are linked together. By Robert Satloff. (Washington Institute for Near East Policy, 12/19/2006) Read More...

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The Saddam Verdict and the Insurgency
The author explains how the death sentence of former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein will serve to strengthen the Sunni insurgency in Iraq. By Jeffrey White. (Washington Institute for Near East Policy... Read More...

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The ‘War on Terror’ after Five Years
The author discusses the progress on the War on Terror and explains its role in the 2006 US midterm elections. By Philip H. Gordon. (Brookings Institution, November 2006) Read More...

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From Beirut to Gaza: Israel’s Neighbors in the Aftermath of War
The author discusses the consequences of the recent Israel-Hezbollah conflict and examines the role of the resistance doctrine throughout the region. By Ehud Yaari. (Washington Institute for Near Ea... Read More...

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Jordan: Postponing the Elections?
The author discusses the possibility that the 2007 parliamentary elections in Jordan could be postponed. By Marc Lynch. (Abu Aardvark, 10/16/2006) Read More...

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Ending the Palestinian Political Stalemate: Abbas’ Electoral Option
The authors discuss the challenges that Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas faces and suggest how he can purse a legal and democratic solution to end the current crisis. By Mohammed Yaghi a... Read More...

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Hezbollah’s Global Reach
The author discusses the potential threats that Hezbollah poses to the US in the Middle East and globally. Additionally, the author suggests how the US should respond. By Christopher Hamilton. (Was... Read More...

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The State of Iraq: An Update
The authors discuss the current status of Iraq in terms of economics, politics, security, education, and infrastructure. By Nina Kamp and Michael E. O'Hanlon. (Brookings Institution, 10/1/2006) Read More...

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Admitting Turkey Will Be a Test of How Secular the EU Is
An interview is conducted about the issue of admitting Turkey into the European Union. By Diana Fong. (Deutsche Welle, 10/4/2006) Read More...

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Iran: The Complex Calculus of Preventive Military Action
The author discusses the possibility of an American military attack on Iranian nuclear installations and potential retaliations. By Michael Eisenstadt. (Washington Institute for Near East Policy, 9/... Read More...

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The Future of a Palestinian Unity Government
The authors discuss the negotiations that have led to the formation of a Palestinian Unity Government and offer possible responses from the Quartet. By Ben Fishman and Mohammed Yaghi. (Washington In... Read More...

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Mind Games
The author discusses the possibility that the US is preparing to attack Iran and argues why this is a poor policy decision. By Fred Kaplan. (Slate, 9/18/20006) Read More...

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Lessons and Consequences of the Israel-Hizballah War: An Early Assessment
The authors discuss the implications of the recent Israel-Hizballah conflict. By Jeffrey White, David Makovsky, and Dennis Ross. (Washington Institute for Near East Policy, 9/1/2006) Read More...

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Turkey’s Dangerous Lebanon Intentions
The author describes several problems that could arise if Turkey contributes peacekeepers to the UN multinational force in Lebanon. By Soner Cagaptay. (Washington Institute for Near East Policy, 8/2... Read More...

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In Lebanon, Even Peace Is a Battle
The authors suggest several principles that should guide the reconstruction effort in Lebanon following the Israel-Hezbollah conflict. By Carlos Pascual and Martin S. Indyk. (Brookings Institution, ... Read More...

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Lebanon: Why So?
The author discusses some of the Israeli military and political decision-making in the recent war against Hezbollah. Additionally, the author proposes several different approaches that Hezbollah coul... Read More...

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Dealing with Damascus: Isolate Assad
The author suggests how the US and Europe should deal with the Syrian regime following the recent conflict between Israel and Hezbollah. By Peter Brookes. (Heritage Foundation, 8/21/2006) Read More...

Israel: Weakness in Strength
Israel: Weakness in Strength
As unlikely as Israel will take its foreign policy cues from Jesus via Pope John Paul II, the unrealistic hope for peace might well lie in the application of unrealistic policies. By Jens F. Laurson a... Read More...

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