April 18, 2014

The Peace Process Is Dead. Let It Lie Down.

The April 29th deadline has not yet been reached, but it may… [more]

The Peace Process Is Dead. Let It Lie Down. The Peace Process Is Dead. Let It Lie Down.

Assad’s Boasts vs. Syrian Reality

Syrian President Bashar Assad this week said that he expects… [more]

Assad’s Boasts vs. Syrian Reality Assad’s Boasts vs. Syrian Reality

Washington Institute Memorial Event: Prof. Barry Rubin

THURSDAY, APRIL 10, 2014 3:00 PM   Please join the… [more]

Washington Institute Memorial Event: Prof. Barry Rubin Washington Institute Memorial Event: Prof. Barry Rubin

War Across the Borders

It has become a commonplace to claim that the unrest in the Arab… [more]

War Across the Borders War Across the Borders

TURKEY’S TWISTS AND TURNS ON SYRIA

PDF version available here Since 2008, Turkey has gone… [more]

TURKEY’S TWISTS AND TURNS ON SYRIA TURKEY’S TWISTS AND TURNS ON SYRIA

FURTHER INSIGHT INTO GLOBAL AND ARAB MUSLIM OPINION STRUCTURES: STATISTICAL REFLECTIONS ON THE 2013 PEW REPORT “THE WORLD’S MUSLIMS”

PDF version available here This article reevaluates… [more]

FURTHER INSIGHT INTO GLOBAL AND ARAB MUSLIM OPINION STRUCTURES: STATISTICAL REFLECTIONS ON THE 2013 PEW REPORT “THE WORLD’S MUSLIMS” FURTHER INSIGHT INTO GLOBAL AND ARAB MUSLIM OPINION STRUCTURES: STATISTICAL REFLECTIONS ON THE 2013 PEW REPORT “THE WORLD’S MUSLIMS”

THE ISSUE OF THE RECOGNITION OF THE ARMENIAN GENOCIDE AS A POLITICAL PHENOMENON

PDF version available here This article focuses on the… [more]

THE ISSUE OF THE RECOGNITION OF THE ARMENIAN GENOCIDE AS A POLITICAL PHENOMENON THE ISSUE OF THE RECOGNITION OF THE ARMENIAN GENOCIDE AS A POLITICAL PHENOMENON

THE SHI’I CRESCENT’S PUSH FOR REGIONAL HEGEMONY AND THE SUNNI REACTION

PDF version available here In response to the September… [more]

THE SHI’I CRESCENT’S PUSH FOR REGIONAL HEGEMONY AND THE SUNNI REACTION THE SHI’I CRESCENT’S PUSH FOR REGIONAL HEGEMONY AND THE SUNNI REACTION

The Peace Process Is Dead. Let It Lie Down.

The April 29th deadline has not yet been reached, but it may be said with confidence that the initiative by Secretary of State John Kerry to revive the ‘peace process’ between Israelis and Palestinians has already reached its final destination: … [Read more...]

Assad’s Boasts vs. Syrian Reality

Syrian President Bashar Assad this week said that he expects that in the course of 2014, major military operations in Syria will end.  Following this, all that will remain will be the need to deal with the ongoing problem of ‘terrorists.’ The … [Read more...]

Washington Institute Memorial Event: Prof. Barry Rubin

THURSDAY, APRIL 10, 2014 3:00 PM   Please join the family, friends, and colleagues of Dr. Barry Rubin as we gather together to celebrate his life, work, and legacy. Dr. Rubin succumbed after a long battle with cancer in … [Read more...]

War Across the Borders

It has become a commonplace to claim that the unrest in the Arab world is challenging the state borders laid down in the Arab world following the collapse of the Ottoman Empire in 1918. This claim, however, is only very partially valid. It holds … [Read more...]

New Sunni Insurgency in Iraq

Largely ignored by the global media, Iraq today stands on the brink of a renewed Sunni insurgency.  The emergent insurgency in Iraq is following the same sectarian pattern as the civil war in Syria and the growing violence in Lebanon. It also … [Read more...]

Israel-Syria Border Escalation

This week’s events on the Israel-Syrian border are testimony to the extent to  which the effective disintegration of the Syrian state is producing a new  security reality in the North. Once, Syrian President Bashar Assad’s  regime sought to … [Read more...]

Shifting Mideast Sands Reveal New Alliances

A number of events in recent weeks cast light on the current intersecting lines of conflict in the Middle East. They reflect a region in flux, in which new bonds are being formed, and old ones torn asunder. But amid the confusion, a new topography … [Read more...]

Not Quiet on the Northern Front

The disintegration of the Syrian state into warring enclaves is bringing with  it new challenges and threats for Israel. Alarm bells have now been sounded on  Israel’’ shared northern border with Syria. “For the moment, they [Jihadis] are … [Read more...]

Kurdistan Emerges

In late February, The Jerusalem Post spoke to prominent Kurdish leader Zubeyir Aydar in the Brussels offices of the Kurdistan National Congress (KNK). Aydar’s official title is vice-president of the Koma Civakên Kurdistan (KCK) (Group of … [Read more...]

The End of the “Wrong Side of History”

President Barack Obama, in criticizing Russian leader Vladimir Putin’s conquest of the Crimean Peninsula, described Putin as standing on the "wrong side of history."  This curious and arresting phrase has become a common usage among western … [Read more...]

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