Are the Iraqi security forces ready to stand guard over the country?
By most accounts, the Obama Administration is tantalizingly close to announcing the resumption of direct negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians, after a hiatus of more than 18 months, although there is still some wrangling over details that the two parties regard as critical.
Middle East Policy Council Executive Director Thomas Mattair was interviewed by Al Jazeera. In this interview, he discussed the latest round of Iran sanctions in the context of fuel being loaded at the Bushehr nuclear plant.
Dr. Mattair presented a paper at the Gulf Research Center's 1st Annual meeting at Cambridge University, held from July 7th through July 11th 2010. The following is an abstract of the paper.
In a likely indication of what to expect in the 2011 presidential elections, the results of Egypt's Shura Council mid-term polls held in early June 2010 marked a tightening of political space for the opposition, even by Egyptian standards.
|Some organs of the major media, such as The New York Times, are expressing regret that they did not examine more closely the Bush adm|
Dr. Shahak predicted the catastrophe being played out today in Israel and the Occupied Territories. The following article "The Religious Settlers: Instrument of Israeli Domination" appeared in the Summer 1994 Middle East Policy journal.
The window of opportunity for Yemen to shape its own future is narrowing. Already the poorest country in the Arab world, the state that seems to be perpetually on the verge of collapse is facing a perfect storm of economic stagnation and chronic insecurity.