August 10, 2020

The State of Democracy in Middle East States

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Iraq’s Constitutional Debate

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The Future of Iraq: Democracy, Civil War, or Chaos?

THE FUTURE OF IRAQ: DEMOCRACY, CIVIL WAR, OR CHAOS? 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...]

China’s WMD in the Greater Middle East’s Door

            CHINA'S WMD FOOT IN THE GREATER MIDDLE EAST'S DOORBy Richard L. Russell*  China has an expanding body of strategic interests in the greater Middle East region. This is manifested in its security relationships with Saudi Arabia, Iran, and Pakistan, which entail WMD and ballistic missile cooperation. Saudi Arabia, Iran, and Pakistan are pivotal states in the region. They are increasingly likely to view China in coming … [Read more...]

Between Stagnation and Renovation: The Arab System in the Aftermath of the Iraq War

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The Nearest and Dearest Enemy: Iran After the Iraq War

The Nearest and Dearest Enemy: Iran after the Iraq 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; } div.Section2 {page:Section2; } … [Read more...]

Syria, the United States, and Iraq-Two Years After the Downfall of Saddam Hussein

*By Eyal Zisser The conquest of Iraq by the United States in April 2003 was a significant event in the history of the Middle East. Apart from Iraq, it would appear that Syria was the Middle Eastern country most adversely affected by this event. The United States' control over Iraq dealt a serious blow, not only to the Syrian economy and to its regional and international standing, but also to the image of the Syrian Ba'th regime.      However, more than anything else, U.S. … [Read more...]

Terrorist Challenges to Saudi Arabian Internal Security

                  Terrorist Challenges to Saudi Arabian Internal SecurityBy Joshua Teitelbaum* Saudi Arabia has faced a full-fledged Islamic insurgency since May 2003. In combating this insurgency, the kingdom is hampered by the lack of loyal security forces, which seem to be penetrated by al-Qa'ida. In the beginning the regime tried the old methods of co-optation, including a generous amnesty to bring in the insurgents. … [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...]