August 10, 2020

Iran: The Rise of a Regional Power

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Published by the GLORIA Center,Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya Volume 10, No. 3, Article 10/10 - September 2006Total Circulation 22,500 IRAN: THE RISE OF A REGIONAL POWERBarry Rubin* One of the most important developments in the early twenty-first century Middle East is the rise of Iran to become a regional great power. This has come about not solely because Iran has an Islamist regime or even that it was driving strenuously for nuclear weapons, but … [Read more...]

The Economic and Social Effects of Intensive Terrorism: Israel 2000-2004

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Maghreb Regime Scenarios

Published by the GLORIA Center,Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya Volume 10, No. 3, Article 8/10 - September 2006Total Circulation 22,500 MAGHREB REGIME SCENARIOSBruce Maddy-Weitzman* This article reviews three possible regime scenarios for the three principle Maghreb countries of Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia. The three scenarios include: the Islamization of the political sphere, the continuation of the authoritarian status quo, and accelerated evolution … [Read more...]

The Islamization of Egypt

Published by the GLORIA Center,Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya Volume 10, No. 3, Article 7/10 - September 2006Total Circulation 22,500 THE ISLAMIZATION OF EGYPTAdel Guindy* This article discusses the recent strengthening of the Muslim Brotherhood and the Islamist movements in Egypt. It then looks at the resulting regression in modernization and Westernization efforts in the country. The article also focuses on the adverse effects these changes have had … [Read more...]

Miracle or Mirage: Is Development Sustainable in the United Arab Emirates?

Published by the GLORIA Center,Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya Volume 10, No. 3, Article 6/10 - September 2006Total Circulation 22,500 MIRACLE OR MIRAGE:IS DEVELOPMENT SUSTAINABLE IN THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES?Timothy N. Walters, Alma Kadragic & Lynne M. Walters* The United Arab Emirates has combined government policy and the brute force of petrodollars to alter its economic landscape. Guided by the single-minded vision of the nationĂ?ÂŻĂ?ÂżĂ?½s … [Read more...]

Turkey: Now and in the Future

Published by the GLORIA Center,Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya Volume 10, No. 3, Article 5/10 - September 2006Total Circulation 22,500 TURKEY: NOW AND IN THE FUTUREPanel Discussion* On June 29, 2006, the U.S. Department of State's International Information Programs in Washington D.C., the Public Affairs Office at the U.S. Embassy in Israel, and the Global Research in International Affairs (GLORIA) Center jointly held an international videoconference … [Read more...]

The New Middle East from the Perspective of the Old Middle East

Published by the GLORIA Center,Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya Volume 10, No. 3, Article 4/10 - September 2006Total Circulation 22,500 THE NEW MIDDLE EAST:FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF THE OLD MIDDLE EASTOhad Leslau* This article examines as a case study the Arab reaction to Shimon Peres' economic initiative, the New Middle East. The initiative, which followed the Oslo peace accords, offered a comprehensive program to strengthen cultural, scientific, … [Read more...]

The Failure of U.S.-Turkish Pre-Iraq War Negotiations: An Overconfident United States, Political Mismanagement , and A Conflicted Military

Published by the GLORIA Center,Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya Volume 10, No. 3, Article 3/10 - September 2006Total Circulation 22,500 THE FAILURE OF U.S.-TURKISH PRE-WAR NEGOTIATIONS:AN OVERCONFIDENT UNITED STATES, POLITICAL MISMANAGEMENT, AND A CONFLICTED MILITARY[1]James E. Kapsis* Three years after the fateful March 1, 2021 vote in the Turkish Grand National Assembly (TGNA), a vote that denied American troops from staging an invasion of Iraq from … [Read more...]

Iran’s Space Program: The Next Genie in A Bottle?

Published by the GLORIA Center,Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya Volume 10, No. 3, Article 2/10 - September 2006Total Circulation 22,500 IRAN�S SPACE PROGRAM: THE NEXT GENIE IN A BOTTLE?Lee Kass* External support continues to help advance Iran�s space effort. Tehran is advancing its space program to satisfy numerous civil and military objectives, including manufacturing satellites to accurately guide its Shahab … [Read more...]

Middle East Salafism and the Radicalization of Muslim Communities in Europe

Published by the GLORIA Center,Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya Volume 10, No. 3, Article 1/10 - September 2006Total Circulation 22,500 MIDDLE EAST SALAFISM'S INFLUENCE AND THE RADICALIZATION OF MUSLIM COMMUNITIES IN EUROPEJuan Jos� Escobar Stemmann* This article discusses the Salafi ideology behind the recent terror attacks in Europe, including the Madrid (March 2004) and London bombings (July 2005) and the role of such attacks in … [Read more...]