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Obama's Middle East Policy In Tatters
Articles - March 21, 2013

President Obama's first journey to Israel as president comes amid earth-shattering change in Middle East, much of it for the worse. The Arab Spring, which once raised hopes of freedom and dignity, has diverged onto the dark path of Islamist authoritarian rule. In Syria, tens of thousands of people have died in a bitter civil war that might have recently seen its first use of chemical weapons. And Iran continues its march toward nuclear weapons capability, heedless of international condemnation. Obama's effort to seek peace between Palestinians and Israelis is in tatters.

Eurasia Security Watch - No. 279
Bulletins - February 26, 2013
Eurasia Security Watch - No. 278
Bulletins - February 14, 2013

Iraqi Sunnis inspired by Arab Spring;
Bahrain begins talks after two years;
Malian and French troops fight for control

The Brotherhood's Agenda, Cairo's Catastrophe
Articles - January 14, 2013

It has been heralded as a humanitarian gesture and a sign of Arab leadership, but Qatar’s decision last week to double its $2.5 billion aid package to Egypt is also a telling indicator of the true economic state of affairs in post-revolutionary Egypt.

Missile Defense Briefing Report - No. 307
Bulletins - December 7, 2012

Gulf states focus on THAAD; What's next for Israel after Iron Dome; New battlefield laser in the works; Pyongyang helps Damascus to arm...; ...while China aids North Korea's missile gains

Empowering Arab Women
Articles - November 15, 2012

“I am with the Uprising of Women in the Arab World,” says a sign that Marwa (from Tunisia) holds in front of her, “because women’s sexuality is considered as a [sic] Taboo, while Sexism, Pedophilia, and Rape are seen as commonsense.”

Eurasia Security Watch - No.271
Bulletins - November 12, 2012

Saudi Arabian Judges Fight Against King Abdullah's Reforms;
U.S., Libya Forming Commando Force to Root Out Jihadists;
Bahrain Cracks Down, Revokes Citizenship of 31 People

Blacklist The United Arab Emirates
Articles - November 6, 2012

The security of many countries is being endangered by the United Arab Emirates, a confederation of seven small states located in the Arabian Peninsula. Usually considered a Western ally, this false friend also serves as a regional financial hub for mob figures, arms dealers, drug traffickers, jihadis, and rogue regimes. The White House and the Financial Action Task Force—set up by the G7 to combat money laundering and terrorism financing—have so far failed to take action to stop this emerging threat.

Stop Nuzzling New Autocrats In Turkey And Egypt; Start Pushing Freedom And Democracy
Articles - November 1, 2012

The next president must discard two longstanding but problematic pillars of U.S. policy in the Middle East and chart a new course that reflects both regional realities and the dynamic changes that are underway there.

For decades, presidents have sought to maintain regional stability by propping up pro-Western autocrats and to solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as the first step toward addressing broader regional issues.

Two Different Views For Changing Middle East
Articles - October 23, 2012

Monday night's debate on foreign policy between President Obama and his Republican challenger, Mitt Romney, saw plenty of tactical agreement on issues such as strengthening sanctions against Iran and the need for a U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan. But at least one topic -- how America should approach the Middle East -- provided a marked contrast between the candidates.