August 10, 2020

Saudi Arabia and theUnited States, 1931-2002

  Volume 6, No. 3 - September 2002 Saudi Arabia and the United States, 1931-2002       By Josh Pollack The U.S.-Saudi relationship is one of America?s most important, enduring, and complex bilateral connections in the Middle East. It has been tested by many issues, including oil policies, the Arab-Israeli conflict, and confrontation with Iraq. Especially after the September 11, 2020 terrorist attacks on America, in which many of those involved were … [Read more...]

Middle East Islamism in the European Arena

  Volume 6, No. 3 - September 2002 MIDDLE EAST ISLAMISM IN THE EUROPEAN ARENA       By Reuven Paz An important new development has been the extension of Middle Eastern movements and ideologies to other parts of the world, especially Europe. This article evaluates how these groups and their ideas are extending the reach of Middle East politics to other parts of the world. This has been particularly true of the "jihad movement," generally associated … [Read more...]

Tehran,Washington and Terror: No Agreement to Differ

  Volume 6, No. 3 - September 2002 TEHRAN, WASHINGTON, AND TERROR: NO AGREEMENT TO DIFFER By Dr. A. William Samii The U.S. accuses Iran of being a state-sponsor of terrorism, and Iran levels the same accusation at the U.S. The U.S. says that Lebanese Hizballah, Hamas, and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad are terrorists, while Tehran sees them as liberation movements. This is more than a disagreement over terminology -- state-sponsors of terrorism are subject to legal sanctions. … [Read more...]

Palestinian Economy, Society, and the Second Intifada

      Volume 6, No. 3 - September 2002 PALESTINIAN ECONOMY, SOCIETY, AND THE SECOND INTIFADA       By Ariel BenYishay This article analyzes the Palestinian economy and related social issues during the 1990s which played a role in the outbreak of the second intifada in September 2000. After an initial "honeymoon" period, the Palestinian public began demanding increased accountability from its leadership, and eventually placed the blame for the … [Read more...]

VOL. 6 No. 3 - September 2002


VOL. 6 No. 2 - June 2002 VOL. 6 No. 3 - September 2002 Editor and Publisher: Professor Barry RubinAssistant Editors: Cameron Brown, Elisheva Rosman-Stollman, Joy Pincus MERIA Journal Previous Issues TABLE OF CONTENTS Get the Acrobat Format of MERIA Cover Page  Post Author Title (regular version) Adobe Acrobat Version   1 Ibrahim al-Marashi Iraq's Security and … [Read more...]

Israel’s Economic Growth: Success Without Security

  Volume 6, No. 3 - September 2002 ISRAEL'S ECONOMIC GROWTH: SUCCESS WITHOUT SECURITY       By Linda Sharaby While economic development theorists generally hold that security is a prerequisite for economic growth, Israel?s war-torn history has not prevented it from creating a strong, modern, and diversified economy, one which rivals European countries instead of its neighbors in the region. This article considers the factors that allowed for Israel to … [Read more...]

Operation “Termination of Traitors”: The Iraqi Regime Through Its Documents

  Volume 6, No. 3 - September 2002   Operation "Termination of Traitors": The Iraqi Regime Through Its Documents       By Robert G. Rabil This article examines the Iraqi regime?s policy toward its Kurdish population during the Iran-Iraq War, which culminated in a military operation codenamed Termination of Traitors. Executed in a methodical and systematic fashion, this operation shows that the regime was not just trying to quell the Kurdish … [Read more...]

Iraq’s Security and Intelligence Network; A Guide and Analysis

  Volume 6, No. 3 - September 2002 Click here for our response to the British government plagiarizing this article. Click here for links to articles and news about it. By Ibrahim al-Marashi Ensuring the survival of President Saddam Hussein are five primary agencies that make up the Iraqi security apparatus: Special Security, General Security, General Intelligence, Military Intelligence and Military Security. In addition to preventing coups and protecting Saddam, these agencies, … [Read more...]