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    The Future of Iraq: Is Reintegration Possible?
    Dylan O'Driscoll

    The rapid rise of the Islamic State (IS)1 in Iraq — which saw the capture of major Iraqi cities such as Mosul, Tikrit and Fallujah and culminated with IS declaring its caliphate in the summer of 2014 — caught the Iraqi Security Forces (



The Gulf and the Great Powers: Evolving Dynamics
Mark N. Katz

Eight states border the Persian (or Arabian) Gulf: seven predominantly Arab (Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and Oman), and one predominantly non-Arab (Iran). In 1945, all eight were monarchies.

Israel, Palestine and Nonterritorial Governance: A Reconfigured Status Quo
Stephen Deets

Even with a two-state solution, issues about divided-identity communities would likely remain as large numbers of Israeli citizens could maintain residence on the West Bank, and Israeli Arabs/Palestinians might seek to forge ties with a new Palest

Jihadism in the Arab World after 2011: Explaining Its Expansion
Brynjar Lia

One of the most puzzling developments since the watershed event of 9/11 and the onset of the U.S.-led Global War on Terror (GWOT) is the expansion of the jihadi movement in the Arab world.