Middle East Policy Planning for a Second Obama Administration

A Practical Guide to Constitution Building


Waiting for Taliban in Afghanistan

Aiding Governance in Developing Countries



Arab Spring

The Changing Terrain: An Interim Assessment of the Arab Spring and Its Policy Implications

Arab spring: an interactive timeline of Middle East protests

Arab Spring – The Economist

Arab Spring – Approach Analogies with Caution

A Practical Guide to Constitution Building

Freedom in the World 2012


Bahrain’s Planned Day of Rebellion

Bahrain’s Royal Politics and the U.S. Navy Base

Bahrain: Human Rights and Political Wrongs

A brighter future for Bahrain

Israel and Bahrain establish formal diplomatic relations, Israel and Bahrain establish formal diplomatic relations – BBC News



Dennis Ross-The ME is changing. Will Palestinians be left behind

The UAE Bahrain Accords are big step in the wrong direction

Bahrain, Israel’s new peace partner

Albinali Speech


The Muslim Brotherhood: Origins, Efficacy, and Reach

The Muslim brotherhood


Fouad Ajami: The True Nature of a Coup Revealed

Egypt’s Third Way: A Blend of Islamism and Militarism

Egypt: Will the Military Take Over? – Rachel Ehrenfeld, Jacques Neriah

Egypt’s Dismal Opposition: A Second Look

Engagement without Illusion

Egyptian Human Rights Experts Analyse the Draft Constitution

Constitutional decree in Egypt gives Morsi sweeping powers

Who’s Who in Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood

Egypt’s Transition in Crisis


Who Will Write the Egyptian Constitution?




Nukes, Protests, and Iran With Robert Malley
Robert Malley, the U.S. special envoy for Iran, discusses with Aaron David Miller for a wide-ranging conversation on the Biden administration’s Iran policy, the ongoing protests in Iran, and the fate of the nuclear deal



Iran’s Support for Terrorism Worldwide

Iranian Terrorism Under ‘Moderate’ Presidents

Rouhani’s Nuclear Views: An Open Book?

Talk to Iran’s New President. Warily.

Not By Sanctions Alone

Rising to Iran’s Challenge: GCC Military Capability and U.S. Security Cooperation

Winners and Losers in Iran’s Presidential Election

Iran’s nuclear games demand a tougher U.S. approach

Iranian Support for Terrorism and Violations of Human Rights

Iran’s Nuclear Advance

Israeli or U.S. Action Against Iran Who Will Do It If It Must Be Done?

Iran Sends Message on Gaza, Syria

The Iranian Nuclear Threat

Iran Sanctions: Are They Working?

Don’t Let Iran Stall for Time

The Iranian Role in the 2012 Gaza Conflict

Khamenei’s Strategy for Obama’s Second Term

How to Build U.S.-Israeli Coordination on Preventing an Iranian Nuclear Breakout

The day after responding to an Israeli strike on Iran

What We Know About Iran’s Nukes

Iran’s Lengthening Shadow in the Gulf

Prospects for Success in the Iran Nuclear Negotiations

Russia’s Position on Iran’s Nuclear Program

The Challenge of Containing Iran’s Enrichment Activities

What Iran Might Gain from a Nuclear Deal

What Could Diplomacy with Iran Produce?

Preventing a Nuclear Iran

Iran’s Majlis Elections: Whoever Wins, the West Loses

Six Observations on Obama’s Iran Policy

The Iranian Nuclear Issue: Achieving a Win-Win Diplomatic Solution

Calculating Victory – How Iran Views Confronting the United States

What Have Sanctions Done to Iran’s Economy, People


Al-Qaeda Looks to Build Support Among Iraq’s Sunnis

Iraq offers little historical precedent in the Syrian crisis

The Iraq War Is Not Over

The Invasion of Iraq: A Balance Sheet

The State of Iraq


Obama’s Fight with Israel: This Time It’s Serious

Israel’s economy: the in-tray

Israeli Minister’s Blunt Opinion On Two-State Solution

Israel’s Arabs: Deprived or Radicalized?

By Avoiding a Strike on Iran before U.S. Election, Israel Is Learning from History

Updating Israel’s Security Policy

Counterterrorism and Employment: An Israeli Perspective


Israeli Politics

Middle East & North Africa Human Rights

Targeted Killing as Active Self-Defense

Teaching Morality in Armed Conflict – the Israel Defence Forces Model

Was the Gaza Campaign Legal

PM Olmert-My Quest for Peace,

Israel¹s Democracy and Security-SSRN



Jordan Divided on Muslim Brotherhood

In Jordan’s Tafilah, Demands Escalate for King’s Downfall


Iraqi Kurdistan as U.S. Ally and Partner in the Middle East

Prime Minister Barham Salih


Kuwait’s Election Makes Gulf Arab Rulers Nervous


Tough Times for Hezbollah

Hezbollah’s Global Footprint

Hizb Allah’s Gambit in Syria

Lebanon Headed Toward Crisis, Full-Blown Sectarian Violence

Hezbollah’s Internet Network

Hezbollah, Europe, and the Iran Connection

Hezbollah: Portrait of a Terrorist Organization







Libya’s Jihadists Beyond Benghazi

Advocating Secular Libyan Democracy

Struggle for security in Eastern Libya

Libya’s Elections Need More U.S. Support

Libyan Prime Minister Abdel-Rahim El Keib

Libyan Prime Minister Abdel-Rahim El Keib


Are Morocco’s Political Salafists Committed to Peace?


AQ Khan, the father of Pakistan’s atomic bomb and the worst nuclear proliferator in history, is launching a new political movement



Salam Fayyad transcript MESC December 2023


Rights of Muslim Women

Egypt: Muslim Brotherhood MP Seeks to Abolish Female Rights and Enforce Female Genital Mutilation

The Rights of Muslim Women

The U.S. Government Working for the Abandonment of Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting

Women in the Middle East


women rights


Saudi Arabia

The Saudi Angle on the Obama-Putin Rift

To Get an Israeli-Palestinian Agreement, U.S. Needs to Re-engage in the Mideast

Saudi Arabia and the Illusory Counterrevolution

A New Saudi Arabia?


Action Needed as Sudan Heads into War



Bashar Al Assad: An Intimate Profile of a Mass Murderer

The Failure of U.S. Policy toward Damascus

Al-Qaeda in Syria: A Closer Look at ISIS (Part I)

Al-Qaeda in Syria: A Closer Look at ISIS (Part II)

Syria as a Spoiler in Iran’s Foreign Policy

Syria’s Tragedy Is A Warning to Israel

Syria, shattered

International Jihad and the Syrian Conflict

Syria a test case for IBSA countries

Can Assad’s Syria Survive Revolution?

The Muslim Brotherhood Prepares for a Comeback in Syria

The Syrian Opposition’s Leadership Problem

Struggling to Adapt: The Muslim Brotherhood in a New Syria

The Muslim Brotherhood Prepares for a Comeback in Syria

Building a Syrian State in a Time of Civil War

The Syrian Opposition’s Leadership Problem

Al-Qaeda Announces an Islamic State in Syria

Jihad in Syria, Part II

Field Reports on Syria and the Opposition

The Rise of Al Qaeda in Syria

Syria’s Assyrians, caught in the middle

Syria’s Internal War Turns Against the Regime

Jihadists in Syria Can Be Found on the Internet

The Syrian Opposition’s New Leadership

Jihadists Against the Syrian Regime

Intervention in Libya, Yes; Intervention in Syria, No: Deciphering the Obama Administration

U.S. Policy Options in Syria

After the Annan Deadline: Options for U.S. Policy on Syria

Erdogan the Peacemaker

Syria and Turkey: The PKK Dimension

Turkish-Syrian Relations Go Downhill


Hurting Stalemate in Syria

Chinese Views of the Syrian Conflict


Writing the bin Laden Story

Terrorist Finance Network Tracker – Rachel Ehrenfeld


Tunisia Designates Ansar al-Sharia,

Tunisia’s Post-Revolution Blues

The Current Status of Constitution Making in Tunisia


Turkey and Israel: the limits to rapprochement

Turkey’s Main Opposition Party No Threat to Erdogan

Turkey at the Crossroads

Erdogan the Peacemaker

Syria and Turkey: The PKK Dimension

Turkish-Syrian Relations Go Downhill

Usama Bin Laden and al-Qa’ida: Origins and Doctrines

Al Qaeda

The State of Global Jihad Online

What’s to Stop a ‘Lone Wolf’ Terrorist?


Al-Qaeda’s Resiliency in Yemen

Tribal Governance and Stability in Yemen


Lord Williams