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  • December 30, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    December 30, 2012 | 12:38 am

    In-depth

    Actions, Not Words

    The Obama administration needs to take a tougher stance with Middle Eastern rulers, writes Dov S. Zakheim in the National Interest

    Apart from threatening action if Assad uses chemical weapons, as well as reportedly some training of opposition...

  • November 23, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    November 23, 2012 | 2:09 am

    In-depth

    Middle East shifts may weaken Iran's influence with Palestinians

    Hamas' reliance on Egypt as a interlocutor with Israel and the ongoing conflict in Syria are taking their toll on Tehran's sway in the region, write Jeffrey Fleishman and Ramin Mostaghim in the Los...

  • October 7, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    October 7, 2012 | 3:50 am

    In-depth

    America’s Future in the Mideast

    Lee Smith of Tablet Magazine asks four experts how the president, post-November, should prioritize his Mideast policy.

    The United States needs to start a race to the top in the Middle East, incentivizing creative approaches in...

  • September 23, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    September 23, 2012 | 3:01 am

    In-depth

    Egypt’s New Leader Spells Out Terms for U.S.-Arab Ties

    The United States must show more respect for the Arab world and meet by its pledge to build a Palestinian state, Mohammed Morsi tells David D. Kirkpatrick and Steven Erlanger of the New York Times.

    Arabs and...

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  • August 26, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    August 26, 2012 | 2:15 am

    In-depth

    Where Will Morsi’s Embrace of Ahmadinejad Lead?

    Writing in Algemeiner, Dore Gold warns that any renewed warmth between Cairo and Tehran could endanger Egypt’s ties in the Arab world.

    [T]here are presently a number of challenges that will make any Sunni-Shiite...

  • August 10, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    August 10, 2012 | 2:16 am

    In-depth

    Iran’s Secret Weapon

    As Syria disintegrates and an Israeli strike threat grows, Iran is deploying an elite terror unit for easy targets abroad, writes Kevjn Lim in the National Interest.

    Nearly two dozen incidents within the past eighteen months (including recent...

  • August 8, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    August 8, 2012 | 2:42 am

    In-depth

    Who Are the Muslim Brothers?

    As the Muslim Brotherhood ascendance in Egypt, Steven A. Cook of the Council on Foreign Relations takes a look at the organization’s power structure, which is far from monolithic. 

    While there may be significant discipline among the Brothers,...

  • August 5, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    August 5, 2012 | 1:32 am

    In-depth

    Iran’s Plan B in post-Assad Syria

    Gozde Nur Donat of Zaman asks how Iran can maintain its influence in Syria after President Assad faces his much-anticipated ouster.

    Iran’s proxy wars in destabilized regions are a well-known fact. In an effort to deepen the rifts in...

  • July 30, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    July 30, 2012 | 1:02 am

    In-depth

    Iran sanctions halt long-range ballistic-missile development

    The increasingly severe sanctions on Iran over its nuclear ambitions could be having an effect on the country’s weapons program, according to a study by the International Institute for Strategic Studies

    While it...

  • July 12, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    July 12, 2012 | 3:03 am

    In-depth

    Mearsheimer and Zakheim Discuss “Why Iran Should Get the Bomb”

    Foreign Affairs presents a debate by John Mearsheimer and Dov Zakheim focusing on a controversial piece by Kenneth Waltz in which he argues that Iran should be allowed to have nuclear weapons.

    Waltz wrote:

    ...
  • July 11, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    July 11, 2012 | 4:10 am

    In-depth

    Israel’s Illogical Settlement Decision

    Writing in the National Interest, former US ambassador to Israel Daniel Kurtzer explains why he disagrees with this week’s findings of an Israeli state commission on settlements. 

    The Levy committee’s assertion of...

  • June 27, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    June 27, 2012 | 1:00 am

    Noteworthy

    Questions For One-Staters

    Writing in the Daily Beast, Ziad J. Asali has some tough questions for proponents of a one-state solution.

    How do we negotiate, implement or impose a single state in “Israel-Palestine”? Would it require a UN Security Council or General...

  • May 18, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    May 18, 2012 | 5:46 am

    Bibi’s Choice

    Richard Stengel of Time takes a look at what makes Benjamin Netanyahu tick, his ‎personal history and whether he is the prime minister who will bring peace between ‎Israel and the Palestinians. (Note: This article is for Time subscribers only, but you ‎can read a...

  • May 13, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    May 13, 2012 | 1:54 am

    Erdogan’s Next Move

    The Turkish prime minister is apparently trying to consolidate his power, writes ‎Andrew Finkel in the New York Times, but is it the right move for Turkey? ‎

    This week, Erdogan said that Turks should begin debating a move from the current ‎parliamentary...

  • April 30, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    April 30, 2012 | 3:29 am

    Benzion Netanyahu, historian, Israeli Prime Minister’s father, dies at ‎‎102

    Alan Abbey of the JTA rounds up the eulogies to Benzion Netanyahu, the historian ‎and Zionist activist who, along with two of his sons, has formed an integral part of ‎Israel’s history. ‎

    ...

  • April 4, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    April 4, 2012 | 5:02 am

    Israel is not the threat, Mr. Obama. Iran is.

    Writing in Christian Science Monitor, John Bolton criticizes President Obama for what he says is his determination to prevent an Israeli strike on Iran at any price.

    Three years of merciless private pressure against Israel having...

  • March 28, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    March 28, 2012 | 6:15 am

    Syria after Assad

    Writing in Project Syndicate, Ronald Lauder warns of the pitfalls that could lie ahead once Bashar Assad is removed from power. 

    To avoid the political chaos and regional escalation witnessed in other Arab countries recently, it is critical that any new Syrian...

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