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Hill Forum

U.S. Commitments in the Middle East

, January 11, 2017

The following is a transcript of the eighty-seventh in a series of Capitol Hill conferences convened by the Middle ...

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Journal Essay

The Saudi-Iranian Rivalry and the Obama Doctrine

Richard J. Schmierer, James F. Jeffrey, Alireza Nader, Fahad Nazer

Summer 2016, Volume XXIII, Number 2

Thomas R. Mattair, Executive Director, Middle East Policy ...

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Journal Essay

Egypt's Future: Status Quo, Incremental Growth or Regional Leadership?

Robert Mason

Summer 2016, Volume XXIII, Number 2

The Egyptian state has accumulated a number of obstacles over the last three decades that have affected its ability to ...

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Journal Essay

Libya since 2011: Political Transformation and Violence

Hanspeter Mattes

Summer 2016, Volume XXIII, Number 2

After more than 40 years of authoritarian rule, the Qadhafi regime was overthrown by force in October 2011.1 The total ...

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Journal Essay

A History of Insecurity: From the Arab Uprisings to ISIS

Waleed Hazbun

Fall 2015, Volume XXII, Number 3

In recent decades, scholars of the Middle East have come to understand that the long-dominant neorealist approaches, with their focus ...

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Journal Essay

Iran and Daesh: The Case of a Reluctant Shia Power

Shahram Akbarzadeh

Fall 2015, Volume XXII, Number 3

President Hassan Rouhani came to office in 2014 with a popular mandate to relieve Iran's international isolation. His electoral campaign ...

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