August 10, 2020

Syria Under Bashar; Lebanon After Syrian Withdrawal

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Syria under Bashar: Lebanon after Syrian Withdrawal H1 { FONT-SIZE: 12pt; MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt; LINE-HEIGHT: 200%; FONT-FAMILY: 'Times New Roman'; TEXT-ALIGN: center } SPAN.MsoEndnoteReference { VERTICAL-ALIGN: super; FONT-FAMILY: 'Times New Roman' } SPAN.t13 { } H6 { FONT-WEIGHT: normal; FONT-SIZE: 12pt; MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Times New Roman'; TEXT-DECORATION: underline; text-underline: single } div.Section1 {page:Section1; } div.Section2 {page:Section2; } div.Section3 … [Read more...]

The Human Rights of Women and Social Transformation in the Arab Middle East

                      THE HUMAN RIGHTS OF WOMEN AND SOCIAL TRANSFORMATION IN THE ARAB MIDDLE EASTBy Hayat Alvi* Although recently much attention has been paid to signs of reform and liberalization in the Arab world, there is also considerable evidence of trends in regressive social transformation.  One such manifestation is the prevailing attitudes and social policies that continue to deny women their … [Read more...]

Oil and the Iraq War: How the United States Could Have Expected to Benefit and Might Still

Oil and the Iraq War: How the United States could have expected to benefit and might still H1 { FONT-SIZE: 12pt; MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt; LINE-HEIGHT: 200%; FONT-FAMILY: 'Times New Roman'; TEXT-ALIGN: center } SPAN.MsoEndnoteReference { VERTICAL-ALIGN: super; FONT-FAMILY: 'Times New Roman' } SPAN.t13 { } H6 { FONT-WEIGHT: normal; FONT-SIZE: 12pt; MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Times New Roman'; TEXT-DECORATION: underline; text-underline: single } div.Section1 {page:Section1; } … [Read more...]

The Barcelona Process and Euro-Arab Economic Relations: 1995-2005

Nearly a decade has passed since the November 1995 launch of the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership, also known as the Barcelona Process, the most recent of several attempts by the European Union (hereafter, EU or Community), to consolidate and strengthen its economic relationship with eight Arab Middle Eastern and North African states.[1] Prior to the introduction of the Barcelona Process, all coordinated EU attempts to contribute positively to the development of such ties had failed. While in the … [Read more...]

From Peace(keeping) to War: The United Nations and the Withdrawal of UNEF

Volume 9,  No. 2, Article 5 - June  2005 By Michael K. Carroll   UN Secretary-General U Thant's decision to abruptly remove UN forces, in response to Egyptian President Gamal Abd al-Nasser's demand, is seen as one of the factors that led to the 1967 War, as well as to a failure in peacekeeping. This article discusses the rights and wrongs of that choice and also the role of the UN and other countries in the crisis. Should the success of a peacekeeping mission be determined by … [Read more...]

Turning Water into Fire: The Jordan River as the Hidden Factor in the Six Day War

The TURNING WATER INTO FIRE:THE JORDAN RIVER AS THE HIDDEN FACTOR IN THE SIX DAY WAR H1 { FONT-SIZE: 12pt; MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt; LINE-HEIGHT: 200%; FONT-FAMILY: 'Times New Roman'; TEXT-ALIGN: center } SPAN.MsoEndnoteReference { VERTICAL-ALIGN: super; FONT-FAMILY: 'Times New Roman' } SPAN.t13 { } H6 { FONT-WEIGHT: normal; FONT-SIZE: 12pt; MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Times New Roman'; TEXT-DECORATION: underline; text-underline: single } div.Section1 {page:Section1; } … [Read more...]

It Would Surely Be the Second: Lebanon, Israel and the Arab-Israeli War of 1967

The IT WOULD BE SURLEY THE SECOND: LEBANON, ISRAEL AND THE ARAB-ISRAELI WAR OF 1967 H1 { FONT-SIZE: 12pt; MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt; LINE-HEIGHT: 200%; FONT-FAMILY: 'Times New Roman'; TEXT-ALIGN: center } SPAN.MsoEndnoteReference { VERTICAL-ALIGN: super; FONT-FAMILY: 'Times New Roman' } SPAN.t13 { } H6 { FONT-WEIGHT: normal; FONT-SIZE: 12pt; MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Times New Roman'; TEXT-DECORATION: underline; text-underline: single } div.Section1 {page:Section1; } div.Section2 … [Read more...]

Nassar and His Enemies: Foreign Policy Decion Making in Egypt on the Eve of the Six Day War

The NASSAR AND HIS ENEMIES: FOREIGN POLICY DECISION MAKING IN EGYPT ON THE EVE OF THE SIX DAY WAR H1 { FONT-SIZE: 12pt; MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt; LINE-HEIGHT: 200%; FONT-FAMILY: 'Times New Roman'; TEXT-ALIGN: center } SPAN.MsoEndnoteReference { VERTICAL-ALIGN: super; FONT-FAMILY: 'Times New Roman' } SPAN.t13 { } H6 { FONT-WEIGHT: normal; FONT-SIZE: 12pt; MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Times New Roman'; TEXT-DECORATION: underline; text-underline: single } div.Section1 {page:Section1; … [Read more...]

Saudi-U.S. Alignment after the Six Day War

  SAUDI-U.S. ALIGNMENT AFTER THE SIX DAY WAR By John D. Ciorciari This paper examines the effect of the Six-Day War on the U.S.-Saudi relationship, an alliance that has long contributed to the political, economic, and military shape of the Middle East.[1] It also considers why these ties did not suffer more dramatically following a bitter conflict in which  Washington and Riyadh backed opposite sides. From an American standpoint, why did the alliance remain largely intact … [Read more...]

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VOL. 9 No. 1 - March 2005 Published by the GLORIA Center, Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya Volume 9,  No. 1 - March 2005  Editor and Publisher: Professor Barry RubinAssistant Editors: Cameron Brown, Joy Pincus MERIA Journal Previous Issues  Get the Acrobat Format of MERIA Cover Page   … [Read more...]