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Contemporary Readings are a monthly compilation of analytical scholarly, journalistic, and think-tank pieces focusing on Israeli domestic and foreign affairs issues. We select 20-35 readings a month, all online accessible. The monthly collection dates to January 2013. Searching a topic is easy with Control F; you obtain the list's monthly delivery at no cost by signing up on the CIE homepage.


#15 Contemporary Readings and Analyses, May 2014

July 2, 2014

Assembled by Ken Stein, Emory University and Center for Israel Education

Today in Israeli History, Center for Israel Education, https://israeled.org/israeli-history/

 

Adnan Abu Amer, “Hamas’ Abu Marzouk Says Recognizing Israel a ‘red Line'” Al-Monitor. May 13, 2014. http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2014/05/interview-abu-marzouk-hamas-israel-fatah-reconciliation.html

Stephen Blank, “Russian Strategy and Policy in the Middle East.” The Israel Journal of Foreign Affairs. 2014.http://www.israelcfr.com/documents/8-2/stephen-j-blank.pdf

Shlomo Brom, “The Failed-Israeli Palestinian Negotiations, and What Lies Ahead.” INSS Insight. May 25, 2014.http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=7010

Shoshana Bryen, “Hamas Tells Israel, ‘No Hope'” American Thinker. May 08, 2014.http://www.americanthinker.com/2014/05/hamas_tells_israel_no_hope.html

Michael Doran, “Why the Peace Process Will Continue – For the Obama Administration, It’s a Means toward a Different End.” Mosaic Magazine. May 18, 2014 http://mosaicmagazine.com/tesserae/2014/05/why-the-peace-process-will-continue/

Elie El Hadj, “The Shi’i Crescent’s Push for Regional Hegemony and the Sunni Reaction.” Gloria Center. April 08, 2014.http://www.gloria-center.org/2014/04/the-shii-crescents-push-for-regional-hegemony-and-the-sunni-reaction/?utm_source=activetrail&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=MERIA%20Journal%20Vol.%2018,%20No.%201%20(Spring%202014)

Oded Eran, “The European Union: Has the Countdown Begun?” INSS Insight. May 29, 2014. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=7051

Oded Eran, “The Palestinian-Jordanian-Israeli Triangle.” INSS Insight. May 09, 2014. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=6955

Rachel Kantz Feder, “”The Civil State” in Political Discourse after the Arab Spring.” The Moshe Dayan Center. May 26, 2014.https://aftau.aftau.org/document.doc?id=258&erid=2807428

Jeffrey Goldberg, “Netanyahu Says Obama Got Syria Right.” Bloomberg Review. May 22, 2014.http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2014-05-22/netanyahu-says-obama-got-syria-right

Eitan Haber, “Netanyahu vs. Rivlin: Likud ‘princes’ War.” Ynet News. May 21, 2014. http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4522108,00.html

Lt. Col. (ret.) Jonathan D. Halevi, “Palestinian Reconciliation and the Rising Power of Hamas and Islamic Jihad: An Iranian Windfall.” JCPA. May 14, 2014. http://jcpa.org/article/palestinian-reconciliation-and-the-rising-power-of-hamas/#sthash.wjXZzVAO.dpuf

Jamil Hilal, “What’s Stopping the Third Intifada.” Ma’an News Agency. May 21, 2014. http://www.maannews.net/eng/ViewDetails.aspx?ID=699082

House of Representatives, Committee of Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa, Hearing. “The Palestinian Authority, Israel and the Peace Process: What’s Next?” House Foreign Affairs. May 08, 2014.http://foreignaffairs.house.gov/hearing/subcommittee-hearing-palestinian-authority-israel-and-peace-process-what-s-next

Efraim Inbar, “Doing Nothing Is a Good Option,[Failure of Palestinian-Israeli Talks].” BESA Center. May 15, 2014.http://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/almost-nothing-good-option/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=almost-nothing-good-option

Israel Democracy Institute, “The Peace Index – April 2014.” Israel Democracy Institute. April 2014.http://en.idi.org.il/about-idi/news-and-updates/april-2014-peace-index

Israel Democracy Institute. “The Presidential Elections in Israel.” Israel Democracy Institute. http://en.idi.org.il/tools-and-data/links-to-idi-resources/the-presidential-elections-in-israel/the-presidential-elections-in-israel

Robert Kagan, “Superpowers Don’t Get to Retire What Our Tired Country Still Owes the World.” New Republic. May 26, 2014.http://www.newrepublic.com/article/117859/allure-normalcy-what-america-still-owes-world

Emily B. Landau, and Azriel Bermant. “The Nuclear Nonproliferation Regime at a Crossroads.” INSS Insight. May 2014.http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=7007

Matthew Levitt, and Neri Zilber. “Palestinian Reconciliation: Devil in the Details?” Washington Institute for Near East Policy. May 28, 2014. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/palestinian-reconciliation-devil-in-the-details

James Loeffler, “The Death of Jewish Culture –Not so Long Ago, Jewish Culture Seemed to Flourish in America; but Now All Signs Point in the opposite Direction. What Happened?” Mosaic Magazine. May 2014. http://mosaicmagazine.com/essay/2014/05/the-death-of-jewish-culture/

Clare M. Lopez, “Arc of Instability or Shiite Crescent?” InFocus Quarterly. May 2014. http://www.jewishpolicycenter.org/5212/shiite-crescent-instability

John McCain, “Speech on the Syrian Crisis.” European Union Institute for Security Studies, Washington Forum. May 23, 2014.http://www.mei.edu/content/sen-john-mccains-speech-syrian-crisis

Kobi Michael, and Udi Dekel. “The Palestinian Reconciliation Agreement: Tactical Relief or Strategic Opportunity?” INSS Insight. May 14, 2014. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=6983

Aaron David Miller, “John Kerry’s Three Delusions about Mideast Peace.” Washington Post. May 25, 2014.http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/john-kerrys-three-delusions-about-mideast-peace/2014/05/23/1a5d1282-e02e-11e3-8dcc-d6b7fede081a_story.html

Nicola Nasser, “Israel’s Asian Pivot a Cost to Arabs.” Al-Ahram On-line. May 15, 2014.http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/News/6232/21/Israel’s-Asian-pivot-a-cost-to-Arabs.aspx

Smadar Perry, “Israel Better off with Arab Tyrants.” Ynet News. May 21, 2014. http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4523716,00.html

Harold Rhode, “Identity and Loyalty in Islam and the Middle East.” InFocus Quarterly. May 2014.http://www.jewishpolicycenter.org/5211/identity-loyalty-islam

Paul Rivlin, “The Syrian War: 10 More Years?” The Moshe Dayan Center. April 2014.http://www.dayan.org/sites/default/files/Iqtisadi_Eng_Rivlin_Syria_10_year_war_final_27042014.pdf

Paul Rivlin, “Tunisia: What Ben Ali Stole.” The Moshe Dayan Center. May 25, 2014. http://english.tau.ac.il/iqtisadi/what_ben_ali_stole

Asaf Romirowsky, “The Evenhandedness Trap (Palestinian-Israeli Talks).” Ynet News. April 25, 2014.http://www.romirowsky.com/14694/the-evenhandedness-trap

Jacob Rosen, “Clues to Understanding the Civil War in Syria.” The Israel Journal of Foreign Affairs. 2014.http://www.israelcfr.com/documents/8-2/jacob-rosen.pdf

Dennis Ross, “Open a Middle Road to Mideast Peace.” New York Times. May 22, 2014.http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/23/opinion/open-a-middle-road-to-mideast-peace.html?hp&rref=opinion&_r=0

Jonathan Ruhe, “When Proxies Fail, Force Must Prevail US-Iran Relations.” Fletcher Security Review. May 23, 2014.http://www.fletchersecurity.org/#!ruhe/cprl

Yezid Sayigh, “From Arab Spring to Presidential Spring.” Carnegie Middle East Center. May 28, 2014.http://mei.org.in/front/cms/publicationsDetail.php?id=ODI4

Jonathan Schanzer, “Hamas Participation In Palestinian Government Likely Won’t Trigger Cut-Off.” Foundation for Defense of Democracies. June 02, 2014. http://therese-zrihen-dvir.over-blog.com/2014/06/hamas-participation-in-palestinian-government-likely-won-t-trigger-cut-off.html

Jonathan Schanzer, “The Palestinian Authority, Israel and the Peace Process: What’s Next.” House Foreign Affairs Committee, Subcommittee on the Middle East. May 08, 2014. http://schanzer.pundicity.com/14743/the-palestinian-authority-israel-and-the-peace

Gabriel Scheinmann, “The End of the Modern Middle East?” Jewish Policy Center. May 2014.http://www.jewishpolicycenter.org/5206/modern-middle-east

Adam Shay, “The Rock and Roll Boycott of Israel.” JCPA. http://jcpa.org/article/rock-and-roll-boycott-of-israel/

Jonathan Spyer, “Palestinian Magical Thinking.” Gloria Center. May 10, 2014. http://www.gloria-center.org/2014/05/palestinian-magical-thinking/

Ehud Yaari, and Michael Morell. “Israel vs. Al-Qaeda: Emerging Challenges on Two Fronts.” Washington Institute for Near East Policy. May 09, 2014. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/israel-vs.-al-qaeda-emerging-challenges-on-two-fronts

Ehud Yaari, “The Riddle of Succession in the Palestinian Authority.” Washington Institute for Near East Policy. May 14, 2014.http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/the-riddle-of-succession-in-the-palestinian-authority

Aaron Y. Zelin, “Shabab Al-Tawhid: The Rebranding of Ansar Al-Sharia in Tunisia?” Washington Institute for Near East Policy. May 09, 2014. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/shabab-al-tawhid-the-rebranding-of-ansar-al-sharia-in-tunisia

 


#14 Contemporary Readings and Analyses, April 2014

May 9, 2014

 

Assembled by Ken Stein, Emory University and Center for Israel Education

Today in Israeli History, Center for Israel Education, https://israeled.org/israeli-history/

 

Yaacov Amidror, “Israel Cannot Accept the Emerging Accord between the US and Iran.” Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies. April 24, 2014. http://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/israel-accept-emerging-according-us-iran/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=israel-accept-emerging-according-us-iran

Benedetta Berti and Shlomo Brom, “The Erosion of the Israel-Hamas Ceasefire in Gaza.” INSS Insight. April 06, 2014.http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=6841

Khaled Chouket, “The Misinterpretation of Erdogan’s Victory in Turkey.” Fikra Forum. April 03, 2014. http://fikraforum.org/?p=4777

Noga Dagan-Buzaglo and Etty Konor, “Women 60 Years and Over in the Labor Force Work Patterns Employment.” The Adva Center. February 2014. http://www.adva.org/uploaded/60-eng-1.pdf

Mark Dubowitz, “Iranian Economy Continues Its Modest and Fragile Recovery.” Foundation for Defense of Democracies. April 10, 2014.http://www.defenddemocracy.org/media-hit/dubowitz-mark-iranian-economy-continues-its-modest-and-fragile-recovery/

Michele Dunne and Lina Khatib, “Aid to Egypt: Black Hole or Black Gold?” Carnegie Endowment. April 10, 2014.http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=6809

Larisa Epatko, “Six Takes on the Palestinian Unity Deal.” PBS – News Hour. April 23, 2014. http://www.pbs.org/newshour/updates/will-palestinian-unity-deal-work

Gil Feilerand Kevin Lim, “Israel and Kazakhstan Assessing the State of Bilateral Relations.” Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies. April 2014. http://besacenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/Mideast-Security-and-Policy-Studies-Booklet-No-107.pdf

Amir Fuchs, “Only a Constitution Will Ensure Good Governance in Israel.” Israel Democracy Institute. April 10, 2014.http://en.idi.org.il/analysis/articles/only-a-constitution-will-ensure-good-governance-in-israel

El-Sayyed Gamal El-Deen, “Egypt Court Sentences 683 Morsi Supporters to Death.” Al-Ahram On-line. April 28, 2014.http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/1/64/99979/Egypt/Politics-/Egypt-court-sentences–Morsi-supporters-to-death.aspx

Lt. Col. (ret.) Jonathan D. Halevi, “The Crisis in the Peace Talks Was Pre-Planned by the Palestinians.” Jerusalem Center For Public Affairs. April 10, 2014. http://jcpa.org/article/crisis-peace-talks/

Mohamed Hameed, “Human Rights in Egypt’s Constitution: Ink on Paper.” Fikra Forum. April 23, 2014. http://fikraforum.org/?p=4813

Donniel Hartman, “The Day after Negotiations Fail.” The Times of Israel. April 23, 2014. http://blogs.timesofisrael.com/the-day-after-the-negotiations-fail/

Michael Jenkins, “Brothers Killing Brothers The Current Infighting Will Test Al-Qaeda’s Brand.” The Rand Corporation. April 2014.http://www.rand.org/content/dam/rand/pubs/perspectives/PE100/PE123/RAND_PE123.pdf

Alexander H Joffe, “Why [Israeli-Palestinian] Negotiations Collapsed.” The Times of Israel. May 03, 2014.http://www.meforum.org/3815/israel-palestinian-ngotiations-collapsed

Efraim Karsh, “Running Away from Statehood, Again.” Meforum.org. April 28, 2014. http://www.meforum.org/3812/palestinian-statehood-israel

Ayelet Libson, “Reinventing the Chief Rabbinate.” Israel Democracy Institute. April 25, 2014.http://en.idi.org.il/analysis/articles/reinventing-the-chief-rabbinate

Amany Maged, “MB Clinically Dead.” Al-Ahram On-line. April 17, 2014. http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/News/5982/17/MB-clinically-dead.aspx

David Miliband and Ambassador Robert S. Ford, “The Syrian Conflict: Where Strategic Interest and Humanitarian Urgency Intersect.” Washington Institute for Near East Policy. April 21, 2014. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/the-liberals-in-erdogans-wake

Rabiaa Najlaoui, “Can the Status of Women Improve under Current Leadership?” Fikra Forum. April 10, 2014. http://fikraforum.org/?p=4786

Richard Outzen, “The Flawed Strategic Debate on Syria.” INSS Insight. January 2014. http://inss.dodlive.mil/files/2014/04/SF-285.pdf

Lori Plotkin-Boghart, “The Terrorist Funding Disconnect with Qatar and Kuwait.” Washington Institute for Near East Policy. May 02, 2014. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/the-terrorist-funding-disconnect-with-qatar-and-kuwait

Paul Rivlin, “The Syrian War: 10 More Years?” Dayan Center. April 2014.http://www.dayan.org/sites/default/files/Iqtisadi_Eng_Rivlin_Syria_10_year_war_final_27042014.pdf

Dennis Ross, “Israel’s Relationship with the UN Human Rights Council: Is There Hope for Change?” Washington Institute for Near East Policy. April 07, 2014. http://jcpa.org/article/israels-relationship-un-human-rights-council/#sthash.RDhdBOtx.dpuf

Lt.-Col. (ret.) Michael Segall, “Iranian Strategy Feeds Off Perceived Western Weakness.” Jerusalem Center For Public Affairs. May 01, 2014. http://jcpa.org/article/iranian-strategy-feeds-off-perceived-western-weakness/

Zvi Magen Shapir, Yiftahand Gal Perel, “MiG-35s for Egypt: A Veritable Change of Direction?” INSS Insight. May 01, 2014.http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=6946

Gabi Siboni and Sami Kronenfeld, “Developments in Iranian Cyber Warfare, 2013-2014.” INSS Insight. April 06, 2014.http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=6809

Guido Steinberg, “The New Lions of Syria Salafist and Jihadist Groups Dominate Insurgency.” Stiftung Wissenschaft Und Politik. April 19, 2014. http://www.swp-berlin.org/fileadmin/contents/products/comments/2014C19_sbg.pdf

Yedida Z. Stern, “Is “Israeli” a Nationality?” Israel Democracy Institute. March 09, 2014. http://en.idi.org.il/analysis/articles/is-israeli-a-nationality

Asher Susser, “The Contemporary Middle East: The Resilience of Traditional Society.” Dayan Center. April 10, 2014.http://www.dayan.org/sites/default/files/Asher_Susser_TA_NOTES_Resilience_of_Traditional_Society_10042014.pdf

Eric Trager, “Resuming Military Aid to Egypt: A Strategic Imperative.” Washington Institute for Near East Policy. April 30, 2014.http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/resuming-military-aid-to-egypt-a-strategic-imperative


#13 Contemporary Readings and Analyses, March 2014

 

Assembled by Ken Stein, Emory University and Center for Israel Education

Today in Israeli History, Center for Israel Education, https://israeled.org/israeli-history/

 

Adan Abu Amer, “Hamas, Jordan Probe Possibility of Better Ties.” Al-Monitor. March 31, 2014. http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2014/03/jordan-hamas-palestine-relations-amman.html

Ibrahim Al-Amin, “Gaza Violence: Questions to the Resistance and the Enemy.” Al-Akhbar English. March 15, 2014. http://english.al-akhbar.com/content/gaza-violence-questions-resistance-and-enemy

Osama Al-Sharif, “Jordan’s Muslim Brotherhood Maintains Grassroots Support.” Al-Monitor. March 31, 2014. http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2014/03/jordan-muslim-brotherhood-union-elections.html

Alan Baker, “Changing the Historical Narrative: Saeb Erekat’s New Spin.” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs.  March 23, 2014.http://jcpa.org/article/changing-historical-narrative-saeb-erekats-new-spin/

BICOM Staff. “BICOM Briefing : The Threat Posed by Iran to Israel.” British Israel Communications and Research Center. March 2014.http://static.bicom.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/BICOM-Briefing-The-threat-posed-by-Iran-to-Israel-Mar-20142.pdf

Deputy Secretary of State, William J. Burns, “Syria Spillover: The Growing Threat of Terrorism and Sectarianism in the Middle East and Ukraine Update.” Testimony Before Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Department. March 06, 2014.http://www.state.gov/s/d/former/burns/remarks/2014/223030.htm

Akiva Eldar, “Jerusalem’s Water Crisis.” Al-Monitor. March 31, 2014. http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/ru/originals/2014/03/east-jerusalem-arab-israelis-water-pollution-palestine.html#

Oded Eran and Gallia Lindenstrauss. “Question Marks on the Way to a Turkey-Israel Agreement.” Institute for National Security Studies (Israel), INSS Insight. March 03, 2014. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=6697

Oded Eran and Yoel Guzansky. “Political Islam on the Defensive.” Institute for National Security Studies (Israel)INSS Insight. March 20, 2014. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=6776

Gamal Essam El-Din, “Clock Is Ticking for El-Sisi as All Set for Him to Launch Presidency Bid.” Al-Ahram On-line. March 18, 2014.http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/1/64/96975/Egypt/Politics-/Clock-is-ticking-for-ElSisi-as-all-set-for-him-to-.aspx

Avi Gil. “2014 A Strategically Decisive Year – A Geopolitical Review,”  The Jewish People Policy Institute, March 11, 2014,http://jppi.org.il/uploads/2014-A_Strategically_Decisive_Year.pdf

Avner Golov, “Situation Assessment on the Iranian Nuclear Program: Three Events, Two Questions, and One Crucial Meeting.” Institute for National Security Studies (Israel). INSS Insight. March 02, 2014. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=6692

Yossi Klein Halevi, “The Quiet Rise of the Israeli Center.” Times of Israel. March 23, 2014. http://blogs.timesofisrael.com/the-quiet-rise-of-the-israeli-center/

Olli Heinonen and Simon Henderson. “Nuclear Kingdom: Saudi Arabia’s Atomic Ambitions.” Washington Institute for Near East Policy. March 27, 2014. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/nuclear-kingdom-saudi-arabias-atomic-ambitions

Raymond Ibrahim, “Islamic Jihad and the Doctrine of Abrogation.” Middle East Forum.  March 06, 2014.http://www.meforum.org/3787/islamic-jihad-abrogation-doctrine

Raymond Ibrahim, “‘Moderate Islam’ Is an Oxymoron.” Middle East Forum,  March 24, 2014. http://www.meforum.org/3802/moderate-islam

International Crisis Group Staff. “The Next Round in Gaza.” Crisis Group. March 25, 2014.http://www.crisisgroup.org/~/media/Files/Middle%20East%20North%20Africa/Israel%20Palestine/149-the-next-round-in-gaza.pdf

Zubair Iqbal, “The Arab Awakening: Determinants and Economic Consequences.” Middle East Institute. February 25, 2014.http://www.mei.edu/content/arab-awakening-determinants-and-economic-consequences

Efraim Karsh, “The Palestinians’ Real Enemies.” Middle East Quarterly. March 2014. http://www.meforum.org/3766/palestinians-enemies

Matthew Levitt, “Iran’s Support for Terrorism Worldwide.” Washington Institute for Near East Policy. March 03, 2014.http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/uploads/Documents/testimony/LevittTestimony20140304.pdf

Matthew Levitt, “West Bank Violence and Gaza Rockets Could Spark Wider Conflict.” Washington Institute for Near East Policy. March 20, 2014. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/west-bank-violence-and-gaza-rockets-could-spark-wider-conflict

J. Matthew McInnis, “Why Iran Supports Terrorism: Joint Subcommittee Hearing: Iran’s Support for Terrorism Worldwide, House Foreign Affairs Committee, Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade, Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa.” United States House. March 04, 2014. http://docs.house.gov/meetings/FA/FA13/20140304/101832/HHRG-113-FA13-Wstate-McInnisJ-20140304.pdf

MENA and Ahram Staff. “Top Prosecutor Sends 919 Morsi Supporters to Court.” Al-Ahram On-line. March 26, 2014.http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/1/64/97619/Egypt/Politics-/Top-prosecutor-sends–Morsi-supporters-to-court.aspx

Emile Nakhleh, “Ambassadorial Recall Signals Deepening Rifts Among Gulf Sheikhs.” Lobelog. March 06, 2014.http://www.lobelog.com/ambassadorial-recall-signals-deepening-rifts-among-gulf-sheikhs/

Sharif Nashashibi, “Hizbollah’s Advances in Syria Expose Its Frailties in Lebanon.” The National. March 18, 2014.http://www.thenational.ae/thenationalconversation/comment/hizbollahs-advances-in-syria-expose-its-frailties-in-lebanon#full

Mordechai Nissan, “The Two-State Delusion.” Middle East Quarterly. 2014. http://www.meforum.org/3679/two-state-delusion

Anne W. Patterson, Assistant Secretary. “Syria After Geneva: Next Steps for U.S. Policy.” Testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee,  March 26, 2014. http://www.state.gov/p/nea/rls/rm/223971.htm

David Pollack, “Threats to Israel: Trade Boycotts.” Washington Institute for Near East Policy. March 05, 2014.http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/uploads/Documents/testimony/PollockTestimony20140305_v3.pdf

Paul Rivlin, “Will China Replace the U.S. in the Middle East?” Iqtisadi. Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies, Tel Aviv University. March 25, 2014. http://www.dayan.org/sites/default/files/Iqtisadi_Eng_Rivlin_US_China_25032014.pdf

Rosner, Shmuel. Jewish and Democratic Perspectives from World Jewry.” The Jewish People Policy Institute no. 33, March 16, 2014.http://jppi.org.il/news/151/58/Jewish-and-Democratic-State/

David Schenker, and Eric Trager. “Egypt’s Arms Deal with Russia: Potential Strategic Costs.” Washington Institute for Near East Policy. March 04, 2014. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/egypts-arms-deal-with-russia-potential-strategic-costs

David Schenker, “How Syria’s Civil War Threatens Lebanon’s Fragile Peace.” Los Angeles Times. April 1, 2014.http://articles.latimes.com/2014/apr/01/opinion/la-oe-schenker-lebanon-forces-20140401

Lt. Col. (ret.) Dr. Dany Shoham, “Will Syria’s Chemical Weapons Arsenal Be Eliminated?” Begin-Sadat  Center. March 04, 2014.http://besacenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/perspectives239.pdf

Gilad Wenig, “Egypt’s New Military Brass.” Washington Institute for Near East Policy. March 26, 2014.http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/egypts-new-military-brass

Heiko Wimmen, “Divisive Rule Sectarianism and Power Maintenance in the Arab Spring: Bahrain, Iraq, Lebanon, and Syria.” Stiftung Wissenschaft Und Politik. March 03, 2014. http://www.swp-berlin.org/en/publications/swp-research-papers/swp-research-paper-detail/article/arab_spring_sectarianism_and_power_maintenance.html

Efraim Yaar, and Tamar Hermann. Peace Index March 2014, The Israel Democracy Institute.http://en.idi.org.il/media/3133668/Peace%20Index%20March%202014-Eng.pdf

Y. Yehoshua, Y. Admon, and R. Hoffman. “Unprecedented Tension Between Qatar And Saudi Arabia/UAE/Bahrain Threatens To Break Up Gulf Cooperation Council.” MEMRI (The Middle East Media Research Institute), March 14, 2014.http://www.memri.org/report/en/0/0/0/0/0/0/7881.htm

Konstantinos Zarras, “Blurring the Borders of Conflict: ISIS between Syria and Iraq.” Tel Aviv Notes. An Update on the Middle East from the Dayan Center at Tel Aviv University. March 10, 2014. http://www.aftau.org/document.doc?id=227

Neri Zilber, “Israel’s Governance Law: Raising the Electoral Threshold.” Washington Institute for Near East Policy. March 10, 2014.http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/israels-governance-law-raising-the-electoral-threshold


#12 Contemporary Readings and Analyses, February 2014

 

Assembled by Ken Stein, Emory University and Center for Israel Education

Today in Israeli History, Center for Israel Education, https://israeled.org/israeli-history/

 

Kamel Abdallah, “Despite Election, Libya Unravels.” Al-Ahram. February 27, 2014. http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/News/5561/19/Despite-elections,-Libya-unravels.aspx

Dario Andrea Dessi, and Wolfgang Mühlberger. “Africa and the Mediterranean. Evolving Security Dynamics after the Arab Uprisings.” Insituto Affari Internazionali. February 28, 2014. http://www.iai.it/sites/default/files/Mediterranean-paper_25.pdf

Benedetta Berti, “Beyond Sectarianism: Geopolitics, Fragmentation, and the Syrian Civil War.” INSS Insight. January 04, 2014. www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=6620

Gregg Carlstrom, “Egypt’s New Dictator Was Made in the USA.” POLITICO Magazine. February 18, 2014.http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2014/02/el-sisi-egypt-dictator-103628.html#.VXBhSkJAXa4.

Patrick Clawson, “Netanyahu and Obama to Review Progress on Iran.” Washington Institute for Near East Policy. February 28, 2014.http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/netanyahu-and-obama-to-review-progress-on-iran.

Daniel Cohen, and Danielle Levin. “SEA: How Real Is the Threat?” INSS Insight. February 26, 2014. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=6679.

Mohammed Dajani, “Are Negotiations a New Opportunity Being Lost by the Palestinians?” Washington Institute for Near East Policy. January 30, 2014. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/are-negotiations-a-new-opportunity-being-lost-by-the-palestinians

Avi Dichter, “Israel’s Security Challenges.” International Institute for Counter Terrorism. February 9, 2014.http://www.ict.org.il/NewsCommentaries/Commentaries/tabid/69/Articlsid/1271/currentpage/1/Default.aspx

Robert Einhorn, “Avoiding Stalemate in the Iran Nuclear Negotiations.” The Brookings Institution. February 16, 2014.http://www.brookings.edu/~/media/Blogs/iran%20at%20saban/

Michael Eisenstadt, and Robert Satloff. “Clarifying the Security Arrangements Debate: Israeli Forces in the Jordan Valley.” Washington Institute for Near East Policy. February 24, 2014. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/clarifying-the-security-arrangements-debate-israeli-forces-in-the-jordan-va.

Adel El-Adawy, “Implications of a Sisi Presidency.” Washington Institute for Near East Policy. February 28, 2014.http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/implications-of-a-sisi-presidency.

Oded Eran, and Lauren G. Calin. “Were, Are, and Will Sanctions Be Effective against Israel?” INSS Insight. January 04, 2014.http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=6623.

Shmuel Even, “The Israeli Strategy against the Iranian Nuclear Project.” INSS Insight. January 4, 2014. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=6619.

Dina Ezzat, “Sisi-Mania, Sisi-Phobia.” Al-Ahram. February 27, 2014. http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/News/5559/17/Sisi-mania,-Sisi-phobia.aspx

David Friedman, “Dismantling Chemical Weapons in Syria: Lessons, Insights, and Implications for Israel.” INSS Insight. January 04, 2014. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=6629.

David P. Gordon, “Turkish Financial Crisis Adds to Region’s Chaos.” Meforum.org. February 5, 2014.http://www.meforum.org/3738/turkey-financial-crisis.

Toby Greene, “Can Disengagement Secure Legitimacy? The European Angle.” INSS Insight. January 04, 2014.http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=6622.

Stephen Hadley, “Israel, America, and a Churning Middle East (Part I).” Washington Institute for Near East Policy. February 10, 2014.https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/israel-america-and-a-churning-middle-east-a-trip-report.

Mark A. Heller, “Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions: Preempting the Threat.” INSS Insight. February 11, 2014.http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=6596.

Brian M. Jenkins, “The Dynamics of Syria’s Civil War.” Rand Corporation. February 2014.http://www.rand.org/content/dam/rand/pubs/perspectives/PE100/PE115/RAND_PE115.pdf.

The Jerusalem Center. “Future EU Sanctions Against Israel? Real, Imagined, and Somewhere in Between.” Jerusalem Center For Public Affairs. March 2014. http://jcpa.org/article/future-eu-sanctions-against-israel/.

Ephraim Kam, “Egypt: Elections Amidst Violence.” INSS Insight. February 2, 2014. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=6572.

Ephraim Kam, “The Middle East as an Intelligence Challenge.” INSS Insight. January 04, 2014. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=6625.

Rachel Kanz Feder, “Renewed Unrest in Iraq: Religious and Tribal Factors.” Tel Aviv Notes. March 11, 2014. http://www.dayan.org/sites/default/files/Feder_Rachel_Renewed%20Unrest%20in%20Iraq_TA_NOTES_110313.pdf.

Mehdi Khalaji, “Ayatollah Khamenei: Pessimistic Negotiator, Optimistic Strategist.” Washington Institute for Near East Policy. February 21, 2014. https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/ayatollah-khamenei-pessimistic-negotiator-optimistic-strategist.

Victor Kotsey, “Algeria’s Presidential Elections amid the Bickering of a Polarized Regime.” Washington Institute for Near East Policy. February 28, 2014. https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/algerias-presidential-elections-amid-the-bickering-of-a-polarized-regime.

Wolfram Lachter, “International Helplessness over Libya.” German Insititute for International and Security Affairs. February 2014.http://www.swp-berlin.org/en/publications/point-of-view/international-helplessness-over-libya.html.

Zvi Magen, “The Sochi-Kiev-Geneva Connection: Russian Challenges and Objectivesin the International Arena.” INSS Insight. March 03, 2014. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=6577.

Suzanne Maloney, “After Thirty-Five Years, Iran’s Revolution Finds a Fragile Equilibrium.” The Brookings Institution. February 11, 2014.http://www.brookings.edu/blogs/iran-at-saban/posts/2014/02/10-iran-revolution-anniversary-turning-point.

Abdel Moneim Said, “Our Lasting War.” Al-Ahram. February 27, 2014. http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/News/5523/21/Our-lasting-war.aspx.

Basel Oudat, “Back to the Military Option.” Al-Ahram. February 27, 2014. http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/News/5532/19/Back-to-the-‘military-option’.aspx.

Daniela Pioppi, “Playing with Fire. The Muslim Brotherhood and the Egyptian Leviathan.” The International Spectator: Italian Journal of International Affairs. December 18, 2014. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/03932729.2013.847680.

Itamar Rabinovich, “The End of Sykes-Picot? Reflections on the Prospects of the Arab State System.” The Brookings Institution. February 2014. http://www.brookings.edu/research/papers/2014/02/sykes-picot-rabinovich

Adam Raz, “The Significance of the Reputed Yom Kippur War Nuclear Affair.” INSS Insight. January 04, 2014.http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=6630.

Paul Rivlin, “Why Is Turkey’s Economy Sliding Again?” Dayan Center. February 23, 2014.http://www.dayan.org/sites/default/files/Iqtisadi_Eng_Rivlin_Turkey_Economy_Sliding_23022014.pdf.

Robert Satloff, “Assessing U.S. Strategy in the Israeli-Palestinian Talks: A Mideast Trip Report.” Washington Institute for Near East Policy. February 5, 2014. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/assessing-u.s.-strategy-in-the-israeli-palestinian-talks-a-trip-report.

Emanuele Scimia, “The French Bid for Grandeur in the Middle East.” Geopoliticalmonitor.com. February 26, 2014.http://www.geopoliticalmonitor.com/the-french-bid-for-grandeur-in-the-middle-east-4931/.

David Shenker, “Jordan Not Out of the Woods Yet.” Washington Institute for Near East Policy. February 19, 2014.https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/jordan-not-out-of-the-woods-yet.

Gabi Siboni, and Ram Ben-Barak. “The Sinai Peninsula Threat Development and Response Concept.” The Brookings Institution. February 28, 2014. http://www.brookings.edu/research/papers/2014/01/28-sinai-israel-siboni.

Gabi Siboni, and Yoni Eshbar. “Dilemmas in the Use of Autonomous Weapons.” INSS Insight. January 04, 2014.http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=6624.

Michael Singh, “Clear-Eyed Diplomacy: Strategic Shifts Needed in the Iran Negotiations.” Washington Institute for Near East Policy. February 18, 2014. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/clear-eyed-diplomacy-strategic-shifts-needed-in-the-iran-negotiations

Ms. J. Skidmore, “Foreign Fighter Involvement in Syria.” International Institute for Counter Terrorism. January 9, 2014.http://www.ict.org.il/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=0nzAwQflszo%3D&tabid=66.

Prof. Yedidia Z. Stern, “The Haredi Draft: Is the Shaked Committee’s Bill Destined to Be Overturned?” The Israel Democracy Institute. February 16, 2014. http://en.idi.org.il/analysis/articles/the-haredi-draft-is-the-shaked-committee-bill-destined-to-be-overturned.

Ephraim Yaar, and Prof. Tamar Hermann. “Peace Index Column, January 2014.” Aftau.org. January 2014.http://aftau.aftau.org/document.doc?id=219&erid=2400208.

Saloua Zerhouni, “Smartness Without Vision – The Moroccan Regime in the Face of Acquiescent Elites and Weak Social Mobilization.” German Insititute for International and Security Affairs. February 2014.http://www.swpberlin.org/fileadmin/contents/products/comments/2014C11_zhn.pdf


#11 Contemporary Readings and Analyses, January 2014

February 27, 2014

 

Assembled by Ken Stein, Emory University and Center for Israel Education

Today in Israeli History, Center for Israel Education, https://israeled.org/israeli-history/

 

Muriel Asseburg and Heiko Wimmen. “Geneva II – A Chance to Contain the Syrian Civil War.”  – SWP. N.p., 10 Jan. 2014. Web. 04 Feb. 2014. http://www.swp-berlin.org/en/publications/swp-comments-en/swp-aktuelle-details/article/geneva_ii_a_chance_to_contain_the_syrian_civil_war.html

Bendetta Berti. “Between Paralysis and Fatigue: The “Geneva 2” Negotiations on the Syrian Civil War.” The Institute for National Security Studies. N.p., 23 Jan. 2014. Web. 04 Feb. 2014.http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=6435

Shlomo Brom and Anat Kurz. “Strategic Survey for Israel 2013-2014.” The Institute for National Security Studies. N.p., 2013. Web. 04 Feb. 2014. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4302

Udi Dekel, Anat Kurz, and Gilead Sher. “The Political Process: Plan A, Plan B, and What Lies Between Them.” The Institute for National Security Studies. N.p., 2014. Web. 04 Feb. 2014. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=6468

Adel El-Adawy. “Egypt’s Multiple Power Centers.” Washingtoninstitute.org. N.p., 17 Jan. 2014. Web. 04 Feb. 2014.https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/egypts-multiple-power-centers

Meir Elran and Alex Altshuler. “The Civilian Front in Israel: A Framework for Future Preparedness.” The Institute for National Security Studies. N.p., 2014. Web. 04 Feb. 2014. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=6470

Oded Eran. “Jordan: Relative Stability in the Eye of the Storm.” The Institute for National Security Studies. N.p., 2014. Web. 04 Feb. 2014. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=6471

Oded Eran. “United States Involvement in the Middle East: Image vs. Reality.” The Institute for National Security Studies. N.p., 2014. Web. 04 Feb. 2014. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=6472

Shmuel Even and Oded Eran. “The Natural Gas Revolution in Israel.” The Institute for National Security Studies. N.p., 2014. Web. 04 Feb. 2014. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=6473

Martin Fletcher. “Natural Gas: Israel’s Game Changer.” Momentmag.com. N.p., Jan. 2014. Web. 4 Feb. 2014.http://www.momentmag.com/natural-gas-israels-game-changer/

Brandon Friedman. “Saudi Alternatives to U.S. Power in the Middle East[1] / Brandon Friedman.” Mesopotamische Gesellschaft «. N.p., 26 Jan. 2014. Web. 04 Feb. 2014. http://www.mesop.de/saudi-alternatives-to-u-s-power-in-the-middle-east1-brandon-friedman/

Peter Harling and Sarah Birke. “The Arab World into the Unknown.” International Crisis Group. N.p., 14 Jan. 2014. Web. 04 Feb. 2014. http://www.crisisgroup.org/en/regions/middle-east-north-africa/op-eds/harling-the-arab-world-into-the-unknown.aspx

Pinhas Inbari. “The Syrian Constellation before the Geneva 2 Peace Talks.” Jerusalem Center For Public Affairs. N.p., 22 Jan. 2014. Web. 04 Feb. 2014. http://jcpa.org/article/geneva-2-peace-talks/

Brian M Jenkins. “The Dynamics of Syria’s Civil War.” RAND Corporation Provides Objective Research Services and Public Policy Analysis. N.p., Jan. 2014. Web. 04 Feb. 2014. http://www.rand.org/pubs/perspectives/PE115.html

Alexander H Joffe. “The Arab League and Peace, after 68 Years.” Meforum.org. N.p., 9 Jan. 2014. Web. 04 Feb. 2014.http://www.meforum.org/3715/arab-league-peace

“Joint Subcommittee Hearing: Implementation of the Iran Nuclear Deal.” Welcome to House Committee on Foreign Affairs. N.p., n.d. Web. 04 Feb. 2014. http://foreignaffairs.house.gov/hearing/joint-subcommittee-hearing-implementation-iran-nuclear-deal

Ephraim Kam. “The Upheaval in Egypt.” The Institute for National Security Studies. N.p., 2014. Web. 04 Feb. 2014.http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=6474

Hilal Khashan. “Bandar Bin Sultan’s Botched Syrian Intervention: Dateline.” Middle East Quarterly. N.p., Jan. 2014. Web. 04 Feb. 2014. http://www.meforum.org/3683/bandar-bin-sultan-syria

Emily B. Landau and Ephraim Asculai. “Implementation of the Interim Deal: New Realities in Advance of Renewed Negotiations.” The Institute for National Security Studies. N.p., 26 Jan. 2014. Web. 04 Feb. 2014.http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=6462

Gallia Lindenstrauss. “Turkey: Looking Beyond the Current Challenges.” The Institute for National Security Studies. N.p., 2014. Web. 04 Feb. 2014. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=6476

Bill Lucey. “NewspaperAlum.” ‘NewspaperAlum’ N.p., 9 Jan. 2013. Web. 04 Feb. 2014.http://www.newspaperalum.com/2014/01/israel-prepares-for-state-funeral.html

Zvi Magen. “Russia in the Middle East: The Drive to Enhance Influence.” The Institute for National Security Studies. N.p., 2014. Web. 04 Feb. 2014. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=6477

Afshon Ostovar, Rebecca Edelston, and Michael Connell. “On Shifting Sands: Iranian Strategy in a Changing Middle East.”CNA.org. N.p., 31 Jan. 2014. Web. http://www.cna.org/sites/default/files/research/DRM-2013-U-006026-Final.pdf

Daniel Pipes. “”Kerry Is Just Not in Touch with Reality”” National Review Online. N.p., 9 Jan. 2014. Web. 04 Feb. 2014.http://www.danielpipes.org/blog/2014/01/kerry-is-just-not-in-touch-with-reality

Liad Porat. “The Muslim Brotherhood and Egypt-Israel Peace.” Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies. N.p., 1 Aug. 2013. Web. 04 Feb. 2014. http://besacenter.org/mideast-security-and-policy-studies/the-muslim-brotherhood-and-egypt-israel-peace/

Paul Rivlin. “$800 Billion and Rising: The Costs of the Arab Winter.” Dayan.org. N.p., 23 Jan. 2014. Web. 04 Feb. 2014.http://www.dayan.org/sites/default/files/Iqtisadi_Eng_Rivlin_Costs_ArabWinter_final_23012014.pdf

Dr. Jonathan Rynhold. “Winning the BDS Battle.” BESA Center Perspectives Paper No. 231. N.p., 5 Jan. 2014. Web. 04 Feb. 2014. http://besacenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/perspectives231.pdf

Robert Satloff. “Will Israel and the U.S. Break Up over Iran?” Washingtoninstitute.org. N.p., 2 Jan. 2013. Web. 04 Feb. 2014.http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/will-israel-and-the-u.s.-break-up-over-iran

Lord David Trimble, Timothy McCormack, Professor Amos Horev, General Jacob Turkel, Justice of the Supreme Court Miguel Deutch, and Reuven Merhav. “Israel’s Mechanisms for Examining and Investigating Complaints and Claims of Violations of the Laws of Armed Conflict According to International Law, Public Commission to Examine the Maritime Incident of 31 May 2010.”The Turkel Commission. N.p., Feb. 2013. Web. 04 Feb. 2014. http://www.turkel-committee.gov.il/files/newDoc3/The%20Turkel%20Report%20for%20website.pdf

Isabelle Werenfels. “Tunisia’s Democratization: Learning from the Disasters of Others.” Point of View:  – SWP. N.p., 30 Jan. 2014. Web. 04 Feb. 2014. http://www.swp-berlin.org/en/publications/point-of-view/tunisias-democratization-learning-from-the-disasters-of-others.html

Ehud Yaari. “Israel’s Growing Role in Southern Syria.” Washingtoninstitute.org. N.p., 29 Jan. 2014. Web. 04 Feb. 2014.http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/israels-growing-role-in-southern-syria

Ehud Yaari. “The New Triangle of Egypt, Israel, and Hamas.” Washington Institute for Near East Policy. N.p., 17 Jan. 2014. Web. 04 Feb. 2014. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/the-new-triangle-of-egypt-israel-and-hamas

Amos Yadlin. “A Time for Decisions: Toward Agreements and Alternative Plans.” The Institute for National Security Studies. N.p., 2014. Web. 04 Feb. 2014. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=6478


#10 Contemporary Readings and Analyses, December 2013

 

Assembled by Ken Stein, Emory University and Center for Israel Education

Today in Israeli History, Center for Israel Education, https://israeled.org/israeli-history/

 

Khalil Al-Anani. “A Q&A on Egypt’s New Draft Constitution.” Middle East Institute. December 04, 2013.http://www.mei.edu/content/qa-egypts-new-draft-constitution

Aymenn Jawal Al-Tamimi. “The Syrian Rebel Groups Pulling in Foreign Fighters.” Meforum.org. December 24, 2013.http://www.meforum.org/3702/syria-foreign-fighters

Yaniv Avraham. “Is Turkey Returning to the “Zero Problems” Policy?” INSS Insight. December 30, 2013.http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538.

Steve Dobransky. “Why the U.S. Failed in Iraq: Baghdad at the Crossroads.” Meforum.org. December 08, 2013.http://www.meforum.org/3680/iraq-us-failure.

Michael Eisenstadt. “Building on the Joint Plan of Action: Toward a Sustainable Nuclear Deal with Iran.” Washington Institute for Near East Policy. December 06, 2013. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/building-on-the-joint-plan-of-action-toward-a-sustainable-nuclear-deal-with

Daniel Green. “Al-Qaeda’s Shadow Government in Yemen.” Washington Institute for Near East Policy. December 12, 2013.http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/al-qaedas-shadow-government-in-yemen

Simon Henderson. “GCC Summit Will Gauge Regional Confidence in U.S. Policy.” Washington Institute for Near East Policy. December 09, 2013. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/gcc-summit-will-gauge-regional-confidence-in-u.s.-policy

Efraim Inbar. “Erdogan Is in Trouble.” Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies. December 29, 2013.http://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/erdogan-trouble/?utm_source=rss

Efraim Inbar. “The Palestinian Red Line.” Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies. December 16, 2013.http://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/palestinian-red-line/

James F Jeffrey. “Use of Military Force: Can the US Get It Right?” Bostonglobe.com. December 08, 2013.http://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/2013/12/08/use-military-force-can-get-right/Qkkl4Vk6bLXf420quPPRSM/story.html

Matthew Levitt. “Long Reach of Hezbollah Makes It a Threat Close to Home.” Washington Institute for Near East Policy. December 13, 2013. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/long-reach-of-hezbollah-makes-it-a-threat-close-to-home

Dr. Alon Levkowitz. “South Korea’s Middle East Policy.” Besa Center. December 2013. http://besacenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/MSPS106.pdf

Bassel Oudat. “A (Geneva-Syria) Conference Contested.” Al-Ahram On-line. December 04, 2013.http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/News/4864/19/A-conference-contested.aspx

Lori Plotkin Boghardt. “Saudi Arabia’s War on Twitter.”Middleeastvoices.voanews.com. December 09, 2013.http://middleeastvoices.voanews.com/2013/12/insight-saudi-arabias-war-on-twitter-79407/

David Pollock. “First Islamist Party to Voluntarily Give Up Power: A New Tunisian Model?” Washington Institute for Near East Policy. December 17, 2013. https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/first-islamist-party-to-voluntarily-give-up-power-a-new-tunisian-model

David Pollock. “A Skewed Look at Arab Hearts and Minds.” Washington Institute for Near East Policy. December 2013.http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/a-skewed-look-at-arab-hearts-and-minds

Paul Salem. “The Iran Nuclear Deal: Risks and Opportunities for the Region.” Middle East Institute. November 25, 2013.http://www.mei.edu/content/iran-nuclear-deal-risks-and-opportunities-region

Jonathan Schanzer. “The White House Can’t Have It Both Ways on Iran.” POLITICO Magazine. December 19, 2013.http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2013/12/iran-sanction-white-house-both-ways-101347.html#.VW8mGkJAXa4

Jonathan Schanzer and Mark Dubowitz. “Iran’s Turkish Gold Rush,” Foreign Policy. December 26, 2013.http://schanzer.pundicity.com/14197/iran-turkish-gold-rush

David Schenker. “Is Iran Set to Lash Out at Saudi Arabia?” Washington Institute for Near East Policy. December 10, 2013.http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/is-iran-set-to-lash-out-at-saudi-arabia

Yoram Schweitzer, and Shlomo Brom. “Is Salafist Jihadism Making Inroads into the Israeli-Palestinian Arena?” INSS Insight. December 09, 2013. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=6148

Yoram Schweitzer, and Yoel Guzansky. “Al-Qaeda and (In)Stability in Yemen.” INSS Insight. December 24, 2013.http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538

Gihan Shahine. “Democracy at a Crossroads.” Al-Ahram On-line. December 04, 2013.http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/News/4870/32/Democracy-at-a-crossroads.aspx

Zaki Shalom. “Are the P5+1 Waging a Campaign against the Military Option?” INSS Insight. December 05, 2013.http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=6117

Gönül Tol. “Turkey’s Search for a “Zero Problem” Policy.” Middle East Institute. November 25, 2013.http://www.mei.edu/content/turkey’s-search-“zero-problem”-policy

Eric Trager. “Clan Warfare in Egypt.” Washington Institute for Near East Policy. December 03, 2013.http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/clan-warfare-in-egypt

Eric Trager. “Egypt’s New Constitution: Bleak Prospects.” Washington Institute for Near East Policy. December 16, 2013.http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/egypts-new-constitution-bleak-prospects

Eric Trager. “Hussein Morsi: My Brother’s Presidency ‘Was a Disaster'” Washington Institute for Near East Policy. December 09, 2013. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/hussein-morsi-my-brothers-presidency-was-a-disaster

Amos Yadlin. “Regime Stability in the Middle East: An Analytical Model to Assess the Possibility of Regime Change.” INSS Insight. December 2013. http://www.inss.org.il/uploadImages/systemFiles/memo131_final.pdf

Aaron Y Zelin. “Rebels Consolidating Strength in Syria: The Islamic Front.” Washington Institute for Near East Policy. December 03, 2013. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/rebels-consolidating-strength-in-syria-the-islamic-front.


#9 Contemporary Readings and Analyses, November 2013

Assembled by Ken Stein, Emory University and Center for Israel Education

Today in Israeli History, Center for Israel Education, https://israeled.org/israeli-history/

Ephraim Asculai. “The IAEA-Iran Agreement: A Palliative?” INSS Insight. November 14, 2013.http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538.

Filippo Dionigi. “Hezbollah’s New and Old Wars: From Ideological Struggle to Fight for Survival?” Insituto Affari Internazionali. November 6, 2013. http://www.iai.it/sites/default/files/Op-Med_21.pdf.

Michael Doran. “The Hidden Cost Of The Iranian Nuclear Deal.” The Brookings Institution. November 24, 2013.http://www.brookings.edu/blogs/iran-at-saban/posts/2013/11/24-doran-hidden-cost-iran-nuclear-deal.

Meir Elran and David Friedman. “Gas Masks: Toward the End of the Line?” INSS Insight. November 24, 2013.http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=5992

Jean-Pierre Filliu. “How the West Should Stop Crippling the Syrian Opposition.” Insituto Affari Internazionali. November 6, 2013. http://www.iai.it/sites/default/files/Op-Med_20.pdf

Dore Gold. “The Emerging Geneva Agreement with Iran.” Jerusalem Center For Public Affairs. November 12, 2013.http://jcpa.org/article/the-emerging-geneva-agreement-with-iran/.

Avner Golov. “The Iranian Strategy: Solution or Delusion?” INSS Insight. November 7, 2013.http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538.

Yoel Guzansky. “New-Old Borders in the Middle East.” INSS Insight. November 19, 2013. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538.

Michael Herzog. “An Israeli Assessment of the Iran Deal.” Washington Institute for Near East Policy. November 26, 2013.http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/an-israeli-assessment-of-the-iran-deal.

Nadia Hilou. “The 2013 Municipal Elections in the Israeli Arab Communities.” INSS Insight. November 6, 2013.http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538.

James F Jeffrey. “Why Some U.S. Allies Disapprove of the Iran Agreement.” Washington Institute for Near East Policy. November 27, 2013. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/why-some-u.s.-allies-disapprove-of-the-iran-agreement.

Bruce Maddy-Weitzman. “Alarm Bells in Riyadh.” Jpost. November 28, 2013. http://www.jpost.com/Jerusalem-Report/The-Region/Mideast-Monitor-Alarm-bells-in-Riyadh-333358.

Michael Makovsky. “Folly, Fatuity, and Futility.” The Weekly Standard. December 9, 2013.http://www.weeklystandard.com/articles/folly-fatuity-and-futility_769086.html.

Meltem Müftüler-Baç. “The Future of Europe, Differentiated Integration and Turkey’s Role.” Istituto Affari Internazionali. October 18, 2013. http://www.iai.it/sites/default/files/GTE_C_09.pdf.
David Pollock. “‘We Are Not at the Table, but on It’: Arabs React to the Iran Deal.” Washington Institute for Near East Policy. November 26, 2013. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/we-are-not-at-the-table-but-on-it-arabs-react-to-the-iran-deal.

Dennis Ross. “How to Think About Obama’s Deal With Iran.” Washington Institute for Near East Policy. November 25, 2013.https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/25572.

Robert Satloff. “Obama’s Fight with Israel: This Time It’s Serious.” POLITICO Magazine. November 17, 2013.http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2013/11/obamas-fight-with-israel-99964.html.

A. Sayvon and Y. Carmon. “The Geneva Agreement: The Path To Historic Changes In The.” IMRA. November 29, 2013.http://www.imra.org.il/story.php3?id=62487.

Yoram Schweitzer and Benedetta Berti. “The Bombing of the Iranian Embassy in Beirut: Hitting Two Birds with One Stone.” INSS Insight. November 21, 2013. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=5999

Peter Seeberg. “Lebanon, Dual Legitimacy, and the Syrian Crisis Challenges for the EU and the United States in a Lebanon on the Verge of Escalated Internal Confrontations.” Insituto Affari Internazionali. November 2013.http://www.iai.it/sites/default/files/Op-Med_22.pdf

Lt. Col. (ret.) Michael Segall. “Iran Looks Beyond the Nuclear Talks.” Jerusalem Center For Public Affairs. November 26, 2013.http://jcpa.org/article/iran-looks-beyond-the-nuclear-talks/.

Jonathan Spyer. “Assad’s North Korean Connection.” Meforum. November 1, 2013. http://www.meforum.org/3658/assad-north-korea.

Ehud Yaari. “The Call for Rebellion against Hamas in Gaza.” Washington Institute for Near East Policy. November 8, 2013.http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/the-call-for-rebellion-against-hamas-in-gaza.

Amos Yadin. “The Geneva Agreement: Neither a “Historic Agreement” nor a “Historic Failure”.” INSS Insight. November 27, 2013. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538.

Amos Yadin. “Guaranteeing That an Initial Deal with Iran Does Not Become the Final Deal.” INSS Insight. November 13, 2013.http://www.isn.ethz.ch/Digital-Library/Publications/Detail/?ots591=0c54e3b3-1e9c-be1e-2c24-a6a8c7060233.

James Zuwalt. “A Shifting Middle East Alliance.” UPI. November 26, 2013. http://www.upi.com/Top_News/Analysis/Outside-View/2013/11/26/Outside-View-A-shifting-Middle-East-alliance/UPI-45831385442180/.

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#8 Contemporary Readings and Analyses, October 2013

November 1, 2013

 

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Muriel Assenburg. “The Arab Spring and the Islamic Republic of Iran: Islamist Vision Meets Political Reality.” Swp-berlin.org. February 2012. http://www.swp-berlin.org/fileadmin/contents/products/research_papers/2012_RP06_ass.pdf#page=39.

Muriel Assenburg. “Protest, Revolt, and Regime Change in the Arab World, Actors, Challenges, Implicationss and Policy Options.” Swp-berlin.org. February 2012. http://www.swp-berlin.org/fileadmin/contents/products/research_papers/2012_RP06_ass.pdf.

Petra Becker. “Syrian Muslim Brotherhood Still a Crucial Actor: Inclusivity the Order of the Day in Dealings with Syria’s Opposition.” Swp-berlin.org. October 2013. http://www.swp-berlin.org/fileadmin/contents/products/comments/2013C34_bkp.pdf.

Ilan Berman. “Israel’s Reshuffled Strategic Deck.” Foreign Policy Research Institute. August 2013. http://www.fpri.org/articles/2013/08/israels-reshuffled-strategic-deck

Hay Eytan Cohen Yanarocaki. “Israel: A Micro-component of a Turkish Macro-Foreign Policy.” Dayan Center. October 20, 2013. http://www.dayan.org/sites/default/files/Hay_TA_NOTES_Turkish_Foreign%20Policy_27102013.pdf

David Danelo. “Anarchy Is the New Normal: Unconventional Governance and 21st Century Statecraft.” Foreign Policy Research Institute. October 2013. http://www.fpri.org/articles/2013/10/anarchy-new-normal-unconventional-governance-and-21st-century-statecraft

Steven Ditto. “Rouhani’s Negotiating Strategy: Divide and Isolate.” Washington Institute for Near East Policy. October 9, 2013. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/rouhanis-negotiating-strategy-divide-and-isolate

Ambassador Eric Edelman and Ambassador Dennis Ross. “Principles for Diplomacy with Iran.” Jinsa.org. October 14, 2013. http://www.jinsa.org/files/PrinciplesForDiplomacyWithIran.pdf

Yakov Faitelson. “A Jewish Majority in the Land of Israel- The Resilient Jewish State.” Meforum.org. October 29, 2013. http://www.meforum.org/3637/israel-jewish-majority

Gary C. Gambill “Partitioning Syria.” Foreign Policy Research Institute. October 2013. http://www.fpri.org/articles/2013/10/partitioning-syria

Amos Gilad. “Israeli Security Policy in an Uncertain Middle East.” Washington Institute for Near East Policy. October 11, 2013. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/2013-schiff-memorial-lecture

Yoel Guzansky. “Continuity and Change in US-Saudi Relations.” INSS Insight. October 30, 2013. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=5898

Simon Henderson. “Spat or Split? Saudi Arabia’s Diplomatic Anger with Washington.” JPost. October 23, 2013. http://www.jpost.com/Magazine/Features/Spat-or-split-Saudi-Arabias-diplomatic-anger-with-Washington-330239

Simon Henderson. “The Diplomatic Bonus of Gaza’s Offshore Natural Gas.” Washington Institute for Near East Policy. October 10, 2013. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/the-diplomatic-bonus-of-gazas-offshore-natural-gas

Efraim Inbar. “Time Favors Israel The Resilient Jewish State.” Meforum.org. October 2013. http://www.meforum.org/3607/time-favors-israel

Efraim Inbar. “Washington Must Strike Iran, Not Bargain With It.” Besa Center. October 31, 2013. http://besacenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/perspectives217.pdf

“The Israeli Democracy Index 2013 (English).” The Israel Democracy Institute. October 2013. http://en.idi.org.il/analysis/idi-press/publications/english-books/the-israeli-democracy-index-2013

James F Jeffrey,. “Reversing Iran’s Nuclear Program.” Washington Institute for Near East Policy. October 3, 2013. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/reversing-irans-nuclear-program

Matthew Levitt. “Fort Hood: A Terrorist Attack on U.S. Soil.” Washington Institute for Near East Policy. October 7, 2013. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/fort-hood-a-terrorist-attack-on-u.s.-soil

Gallia Lindenstrauss. “Is Turkey Swerving Eastward? The Air Defense System Deal with China and the Crisis with NATO.” INSS Insight. October 24, 2013. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=5864

Col. (ret.) Dr. Jacques Neriah. “Sisi Fever: Will the General Be the Next President of Egypt?” Jerusalem Center For Public Affairs. November 1, 2013. http://jcpa.org/article/sisi-fever-will-general-next-president-egypt/

“A Portrait of Jewish Americans: Pew Survey.” Pew Research Centers Religion Public Life Project RSS. October 1, 2013. http://www.pewforum.org/2013/10/01/jewish-american-beliefs-attitudes-culture-survey/

Paul Rivlin. “The Significance of Gas in the East Mediterranean.” Dayan Center. October 9, 2013. http://www.dayan.org/sites/default/files/Iqtisadi_Eng_RIVLIN_EMEd_Gas_final_16102013.pdf

Stephen Roll. “Egypt ’s Business Elite after Mubarak: A Powerful Player between Generals and Brotherhood.” Swp-berlin.org. October 13, 2013. http://www.swp-berlin.org/fileadmin/contents/products/research_papers/2013_RP08_rll.pdf

Lt. Col. (ret.) Michael Segall. “Iran vs. the West: Endgame?” Jerusalem Center For Public Affairs. October 15, 2013. http://jcpa.org/article/iran-vs-west-endgame/

Shimon Stein. “The Agreement on Syria’s Chemical Weapons: Should Israel Reassess Its Arms Control and Disarmament Policies?” INSS Insight. October 6, 2013. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=5751

Dr. Guido Steinberg. ” Exploring Iran & Saudi Arabia’s Interests in Afghanistan & Pakistan: Stakeholders or Spoilers – A Zero Sum Game? PART 1: SAUDI ARABIA” Swp-berlin.org. October 2013. http://www.swp-berlin.org/fileadmin/contents/products/fachpublikationen/Steinberg_Woermer_SaudiArabia_Interest_April2013.pdf

Raymond Stock. “Islamist or Nationalist: Who Is Egypt’s Mysterious New Pharaoh?” Foreign Policy Research Institute. October 2013. http://www.fpri.org/articles/2013/10/islamist-or-nationalist-who-egypts-mysterious-new-pharaoh

Andrew J Tabler. “Ten Ways the Syrian Opposition Can Help Fight Extremism.” Washington Institute for Near East Policy. October 11, 2013. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/ten-ways-the-syrian-opposition-can-help-fight-extremism

Eric Trager. “Egypt Prepares Its Next Constitution.” Washington Institute for Near East Policy. October 22, 2013. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/egypt-prepares-its-next-constitution

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#7 Contemporary Readings and Analyses, September 2013

October 1, 2013

 

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Shavrit Baruch, Panina Weinstock, and Brandon Weinstock. “Military Intervention in Syria: Is It Legal?” INSS Insight. September 11, 2013. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=5589.

Patrick Clawson. “Stalemate’s End?” Washington Institute for Near East Policy. September 19, 2013. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/stalemates-end.

Dore Gold. “What Might Be Expected in Monitoring Syria: Lessons from Past Middle East Weapons Inspections.” Jerusalem Center For Public Affairs. September 17, 2013. http://jcpa.org/article/what-might-be-expected-in-monitoring-syria-lessons-from-past-middle-east-weapons-inspections/.

Efraim Inbar. “Twenty Years to Oslo: Perpsectives.” Besa Center. September 10, 2013. http://besacenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/perspectives2131.pdf.

James F Jeffrey. “Keeping Military Pressure on Syria.” Washington Institute for Near East Policy. September 12, 2013. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/keeping-military-pressure-on-syria.

Matthew Levitt. “How Would Hezbollah Respond to Air Strikes in Syria?” Washington Institute for Near East Policy. September 17, 2013. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/how-would-hezbollah-respond-to-air-strikes-in-syria.

Uzi Rabi and Brandon Friedman. “The U.S.-Russia Framework for Disarming Asad: The Saudi Perspective.” Mesop. September 26, 2013.http://www.dayan.org/sites/default/files/Rabi_Friedman_TA_NOTES_US_Russia_260913.pdf.

Yotam Rosner, Aviad Mendelbaum, Sean London, and Yoram Schweitzer. “Backdoor Plots: The Darknet as a Field for Terrorism.” INSS Insight. September 10, 2013. http://www.inss.org.il/publications.php?cat=21&incat=&read=12031.

David Shlomo and Brom Shlomo. “The Chemical Weapons Crisis in Syria: En Route to a Political Solution?” INSS Insight. September 16, 2013. http://www.inss.org.il/publications.php?cat=21.

Kenneth W Stein. “Evolving a Diplomatic Legacy from the October War: The US, Egyptian, and Israeli Triangle.” IsraelEd.org. October 01, 2013. https://israeled.org/october-1973-war/.

Jeffrey White, Andrew J. Tabler, and Aaron Y. Zelin. “Syria’s Military Opposition.” Washington Institute for Near East Policy. September 2013. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/uploads/Documents/pubs/PolicyFocus128WhiteTablerZelin.pdf.

Amos Yadlin. “The Disarmament Agreement on Syria’s Chemical Weapons, Act I: A Win-Win Situation?” INSS Insight. September 17, 2013. http://www.inss.org.il/publications.php?cat=21&incat=&read=12079.

Amos Yadlin. “Yes to Negotiations, Yes to an Agreement – an Agreement That, Even If Violated, Distances Iran from the Bomb.” INSS Insight. September 29, 2013. http://www.inss.org.il/publications.php?cat=21.

Sayegh Yezid. “Reconstructing the Police State in Egypt-Carnegie Middle East Center.” Carnegie Middle East Center. September 04, 2013. http://carnegie-mec.org/2013/08/22/reconstructing-police-state-in-egypt/gjq6.

Aaron Y Zellin. “Al-Queda in Syria: A Closer Look at ISIS (Part II).” Washington Institute for Near East Policy. September 11, 2013. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/al-qaeda-in-syria-a-closer-look-at-isis-part-i.

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#6 Contemporary Readings and Analyses August 2013

September 6, 2013

 

Assembled by Ken Stein, Emory University and Center for Israel Education

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Ahmed Al-Tonsi. “Why Did the Egyptians Revolt?” El Ahram Weekly. August 28, 2013. http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/News/3902/17/Why-did-the-Egyptians-revolt-.aspx.

Ron Ben-Yishai. “Street Battles in Cairo, and the Israeli Connection.” Ynet. August 18, 2013. http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4417855,00.html.

Ambassador John Bolton. “The Iran-Syrian Nexus and Its Implications for the Middle East.” Hearings Before House Sub-committee on the Middle East and North Africa, House Committee on Foreign Affairs, July 31, 2013. http://docs.house.gov/meetings/FA/FA13/20130731/101227/HHRG-113-FA13-Wstate-BoltonJ-20130731.pdf

Udi Dekel and Orit Perlov. “The Great Divide: The Political Process and Palestinian Discourse on the Social Network.” August 11, 2013. Accessed September 04, 2013. http://www.inss.org.il/publications.php?cat=21.

“Egypt’s Rulers Can Count on Gulf Aid Despite Bloodshed.” Reuter’s Analysis. August 20, 2013. http://www.egyptindependent.com/news/analysis-egypt-s-rulers-can-count-gulf-aid-despite-bloodshed.

Oded Eran. “Obama Projects Indecision on Syria: American and International Dimensions.” INSS Insight. September 3, 2013. http://www.inss.org.il/publications.php?cat=21.

Yoel Guzansky. “The Arab World and the Syrian Crisis.” INSS Insight. September 2, 2013. http://www.inss.org.il/publications.php?cat=21.

“Israel’s Natural Gas Sector:Opportunities, Challenges and Strategic Outlook.” Apcoforum. Accessed September 04, 2013. http://www.apcoforum.com/israels-natural-gas-sector/.

Zvi Magen. “United States–Russian Friction: Implications for the Middle East.” INSS Insight. August 13, 2013. http://www.inss.org.il/publications.php?cat=21.

Col. (ret.)Dr. Jaques Neriah. “The Kurdish Awakening in Syria: Could It Lead to Regional War?” Jerusalem Center For Public Affairs. August 15, 2013. http://jcpa.org/article/the-kurdish-awakening-in-syria-could-it-lead-to-regional-war/.

Dennis Ross. “US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations.” : Hearings. Accessed September 04, 2013. http://www.foreign.senate.gov/hearings/crisis-in-egypt.

Dennis Ross. “Useful Leverage, in the Right Circumstances.” New York Times, August 21, 2013. http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2013/08/21/the-threat-and-value-of-saudi-arabia/saudis-can-give-us-useful-leverage-in-the-right-circumstances.

Abdel Monem Said. “Incomprehensible Take.” Al-Ahram Weekly. August 29, 2013. http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/Print/3865.aspx.

Robert Satloff. “In Egypt, US Is Better Off Doing Nothing.” August 22, 2013. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/in-egypt-us-is-better-off-doing-nothing.

Yiftah Shapir. “Chemical Assad? On the Chemical Warfare Attack in Syria.” INSS Insight. August 26, 2013. http://www.inss.org.il/publications.php?cat=21.

Brig.-Gen (ret.) Dr. Shimon Shapira and Lt/ Col. (ret.) Michael Segall. “Iran Responds to Europe’s Blacklisting of Hizbullah.” Jerusalem Center For Public Affairs. August 1, 2013. http://jcpa.org/article/iran-responds-to-europes-blacklisting-of-hizbullah/.

Raymond Stock. “Morsi Detained, Bloodbath in Egypt — Whatever Happened to the Arab Spring?” Fox News. August 15, 2013. http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2013/08/15/morsi-detained-bloodbath-in-egypt-whatever-happened-to-arab-spring/.

Asher Susser. “Egypt after Morsi’s Ouster: Democracy Without Democrats?” Dayan Center. August 15, 2013. http://www.dayan.org/tel-aviv-notes.

Amos Yadlin and Avner Golov. “A United States Attack on Syria: Implications for Israel.” INSS Insight. September 1, 2013. http://www.inss.org.il/publications.php?cat=21.

Amos Yadlin and Avner Golov. “US Military Intervention in Syria: The Broad Strategic Purpose, Beyond Punitive Action.” INSS Insight. August 29, 2013. http://www.inss.org.il/publications.php?cat=21.

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#5 Contemporary Readings and Analyses June-July 2013

July 20, 2013

 

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The BBC –Who are the key players— in Egypt, http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-23186408

Owen Alterman, “The Return of (American) Liberal Interventionism?” INSS Insight No. 436, June 18, 2013, http://www.inss.org.il/publications.php?cat=21&incat=&read=11627

The Baker Institute, “Re-engaging the Israelis and the Palestinians: Why an American Role in Initiating Israeli=Palestinians Negotiations is Necessary and How it can be Accomplished?” http://bakerinstitute.org/publications/BI-pub-IPTerritorialEndgame-020210.pdf

The Conflict Resolution program of Rice University’s Baker Institute, June 2013, http://bakerinstitute.org/publications/re-engaging-the-israelis-and-the-palestinians-why-an-american-role-in-initiating-israeli-palestinian-negotiations-is-necessary-and-how-it-an-be-accomplished

Becker, Tal, “How to be an Optimist in the Middle East,” June 2, 2013, Shalom Hartman Institute, and Jerusalem Post, http://www.hartman.org.il/Blogs_View.asp?Article_Id=1149&Cat_Id=275&Cat_Type=Blogs

Soner Cagaptay, “The New Turkey and U.S. Policy,” The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, Strategic Report, No. 11, January 2013, http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/the-new-turkey-and-u.s.-policy

Ariel Cohen, “Obama’s Best Friend? The Alarming Evolution of US-Turkish Relations,” The Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies, May 1, 2013, http://besacenter.org/mideast-security-and-policy-studies/obamas-best-friend-the-alarming-evolution-of-us-turkish-relations/

Udi Dekel, “How the United States Might Respond to the Syrian Strategic Quandary,” Institute for National Security Studies, INSS Insight No. 442, July 3, 2013, http://www.inss.org.il/publications.php?cat=21&incat=&read=11694

Udi Dekel and Orit Perlov, “Sinai: Implications of the Security Challenges for Egypt and Israel: Egyptian Discourse on the Social Networks,” Institute for National Security Studies, INSS Insight No. 440, June 30, 2013, http://www.inss.org.il/publications.php?cat=21&incat=&read=11678

Oded Eiran, “Israel’s Public Debate over Natural Gas: Future Confrontations,” Institute for National Security Studies, INSS Insight No. 438, June 26, 2013, http://www.inss.org.il/publications.php?cat=21&incat=&read=11666

Hillel Frisch, “Welcome Back to Mubarak’s Egypt,” BESA Center Perspectives Paper No. 207, July 4, 2013, http://besacenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/perspectives207.pdf

Gary C. Gambill, “Syria is Iran’s Stalingrad,” Foreign Policy Research Institute and Middle East Forum, June 2013, http://www.meforum.org/3531/syria-iran-stalingrad

Golov, Avner, Dekel, Udi, Perlov, Orit, Guzansky, Yoel, Eran, Oded, and Kurz, Anat, “The Revolution in Egypt: Recommendations for Israel,” Tel Aviv University, INSS Insight No. 445, July 11, 2013, http://www.inss.org.il/publications.php?cat=21&incat=&read=11730

David Makovsky, “Kerry Stands a Chance with Israelis and Palestinians,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, Policywatch 2009, July 3, 2009, http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/kerry-stands-a-chance-with-israelis-and-palestinians

Mellinda Hering, “Reforming the Democracy Bureaucracy, Foreign Policy Research Institute,” June 2013, http://www.fpri.org/articles/2013/06/reforming-democracy-bureaucracy

Efraim Inbar, “Israel’s Interests in Syria,” BESA Center Perspectives Paper No. 205, May 20, 2013, http://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/israels-interests-in-syria/

Ephraim Kam, “Hassan Rowhani’s Election as President of Iran: Initial Assessments,” Institute for National Security Studies, INSS Insight No. 435, June 16, 2013, http://www.inss.org.il/publications.php?cat=21&incat=&read=11634

Sanford Lakoff, “Leading from Behind: The Obama Doctrine” and US Policy in the Middle East, Strategic Assessment, April 2013, (this article was published before the appointment of Samantha Power and Susan Rice as US Ambassador to the UN, and National Security Adviser, respectively) http://www.inss.org.il/uploadImages/systemFiles/adkan16_1ENGd_Lakoff.pdf

Ephraim Lavie and Yitzhak Gal, “The Palestinian Authority and the Economy: A Government Hanging by a Thread,” Iqtisadi, Vol. 3, No. 5, May 2013, http://www.dayan.org/sites/default/files/Iqtisadi_Eng_May2013_LAVIE_and_GAL_Palestinian_Authority_Economy.pdf

William Lawrence, “Will Egypt Become the Next Algeria,” PolicyWatch 2101, July 17, 2013, http://washin.st/192TNtv

Bruce Maddy-Weitzman, “Maghreb malaise Two and a half years since the Arab Spring erupted, North Africa remains turbulent,” Dayan Center of Tel Aviv University and Jerusalem Report, July 2013, http://www.dayan.org/sites/default/files/JrepJULY1-27.pdf

Gilead Sher, “Toward Resumption of Israeli-Palestinain Negotiations,” Insitute for National Service Security Studies, INSS Insight No. 449, July 22, 2013, http://www.inss.org.il/publications.php?cat=21&incat=&read=11730

Zvi Magen, “The Superpowers and the Struggle over Syria,” Institute for National Security Studies, INSS Insight No. 437, June 25, 2013, http://www.inss.org.il/publications.php?cat=21&incat=&read=11660

Paul Rivlin, “Syria’s War of Self-Destruction and its Regional Implications,” The Dayan Center of Tel Aviv University, Iqtisadi, Vol. 3, No. 6 June 2013, http://www.dayan.org/sites/default/files/Iqtisadi_Eng_June2013_RIVLIN_Syrian_War_Regional_Implications.pdf

Paul Rivlin, “Egypt’s Agony,” The Dayan Center of Tel Aviv University, Vol. 3, No. 7 July 21, 2013, http://www.dayan.org/sites/default/files/Iqtisadi_Eng_July2013_RIVLIN_Egypt_Agony.pdf

Robbie Sabel, “Manipulating International Law as Part of Anti-Israeli ‘Lawfare,’” Jerusalem Center for International Affairs, Vol. 13, No. 16, June 2, 2013, http://jcpa.org/article/manipulating-international-law-as-part-of-anti-israeli-lawfare/

Jonathan Schanzer, “How Hamas Lost the Arab Spring After drifting away from Syria and Iran, the movement faces an uncertain future,” The Atlantic, June 21, 2013, http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2013/06/how-hamas-lost-the-arab-spring/277102/

Gabriel Scheinmann and Raphael Cohen, “ Cutting Aid to Egypt Is a Terrible Idea” July 15, 2013 http://nationalinterest.org/commentary/cutting-aid-egypt-terrible-idea-8724

Max Singer, “Israeli Backers of the Two-State Solution Should Support the Levy Report” BESA Center Perspectives Paper No. 204, April 28, 2013, http://besacenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/perspectives204.pdf

Sammy Smooha, “Still Playing by the Rules: The Index of Arab-Jewish Relations in Israel 2012,” The Guttman Center for Surveys Arab Jewish Relations. Israel Democracy Institute, Jerusalem, Israel, June 2013, http://en.idi.org.il/media/2522696/Arab-Jewish-Index-2012-ENG.pdf

Shimon Stein, “A Recurrent Posture: The EU on the Palestinian Issue,” Institute for National Security Studies, INSS Insight No. 439,June 28, 2013, http://www.inss.org.il/publications.php?cat=21&incat=&read=11670

Shimon Stein, “The ElBaradei and Fahmy Appointments: Continuity in Egypt’s Interim Government,” Tel Aviv University, INSS Insight No. 448, July 21, 2013, http://www.inss.org.il/publications.php?cat=21&incat=&read=11785

Yuval Steinitz, “Strategic Shifts in the Middle East,” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, July 1, 2013, Vol. 13, No. 18, http://jcpa.org/article/strategic-shifts-in-the-middle-east/

***While the readings are recommended, we do not necessarily agree with each author’s view.

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#4 Contemporary Readings and Analyses May 2013

May 20, 2013

 

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Michael Barak, “The Salafist Al-Nour Party and the Muslim Brotherhood:The End of the Affair?” Dayan Center, Tel-Aviv Notes, April 25, 2013, http://www.unisla.pt/arquivo/Barak_Michael_TA_NOTES_Al-Nour_Brotherhood_Alliance_250413.pdf

Gideon Biger and Gilead Sher, “Jewish Enclaves in a Palestinian State,“ Institute for National Security Studies (Tel Aviv) Insight No. 416, April 8, 2013 http://www.inss.org.il/publications.php?cat=21&incat=&read=11226,

Yehuda Ben Meir, and Olena Bagno-Moldavsky, “The Voice of the People: Israeli Public Opinion on National Security 2012, “ The Institute for National Security Studies, (Tel Aviv) Memorandum No. 126, April 2013, 115pp. http://www.inss.org.il/publications.php?cat=22&incat=&read=11260

Oded Eran, “Political-Strategic Dimensions to Israel’s Natural Gas Debate, The Institute for National Security Studies, (Tel Aviv), Insight, No. 429, May 23, 2013, http://www.inss.org.il/publications.php?cat=21&incat=&read=11496

David Friedman, “Chemical Weapons in Syria: Has a Red Line Been Crossed?” The Institute for National Security Studies, (Tel Aviv) Insight No. 421, April 29, 2013, http://www.inss.org.il/publications.php?cat=21&incat=&read=11385

Eado Hecht, “Underwater Internet Cable Cutting: A Neglected Aspect of Cyber Warfare, BESA Center Perspectives Paper No. 203, April 18, 2013, http://besacenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/perspectives203.pdf

Mark Heller, “The American-Russian-Turkish Triangle and the Civil War in Syria,” The Institute for National Security Studies (Tel Aviv) Insight No. 431, May 27, 2013, http://www.inss.org.il/publications.php?cat=21&incat=&read=11516

Mushaq Hussain, “India-Israel Relations: Towards ‘Strategic Cooperation’ Middle East Institute, January 23, 2012, http://mei.org.in/documentsettings/pdf/357_pdf.pdf

Emily B. Landau and EphraimAsculai, “Is the US Receding to a Containment Policy on Iran?” The Institute for National Security Studies, (Tel Aviv) Insight, No. 430, May 26, 2013, http://www.inss.org.il/publications.php?cat=21&incat=&read=11502

Seyedamir Hossein Mahdavi, “Can Iran Surprise by Holding a “Healthy” Election in June?” Crown Center for Middle East Studies, Middle East Brief 73, May 2013,http://www.brandeis.edu/crown/publications/meb/meb73.html

Col. (ret.) Dr. Jacques Neriah, “Is Egypt Heading toward a Military Regime?” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, May 20, 2013, http://jcpa.org/article/is-egypt-heading-toward-a-military-regime/

Itamar Rabinovich, “The Devil We Know Revisited: Israeli Thinking on the Future of the Assad Regime, The Institute for National Security Studies, (Tel Aviv), Insight, No. 427, May 19, 2013, http://www.inss.org.il/publications.php?cat=21&incat=&read=11464

Dennis Ross, “U.S. Policy Toward Syria,” U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, April 11, 2013, http://www.foreign.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/DennisRoss_Testimony.pdf

Jonathan Schanzer, “The Slow Death of Palestinian Democracy,” Foreign Policy, April 20, 2013 http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2013/04/19/slow_death_palestinian_democracy_fayyad_abbas?wp_login_redirect=0

Orit Perlov and Udi Dekel, “Hizbollah’s Struggle for Domestic Survival: Lebanese Discourse on the Social Networks,” The Institute for National Security Studies, (Tel Aviv) Insight No. 428, May 21, 2013

The Pew Center – Survey – of attitudes toward US involvement in future negotiations, perceptions of settlements impact on negotiations, Israeli and Palestinian leaders, –those surveyed are Palestinians, Israelis, Europeans, Middle Easterners –,” May 9, 2013, excellent spot check of attitudes (kws) http://www.pewglobal.org/2013/05/09/despite-their-wide-differences-many-israelis-and-palestinians-want-bigger-role-for-obama-in-resolving-conflict/ and http://www.pewglobal.org/files/2013/05/Pew-Global-Attitudes-Israeli-Palestinian-Conflict-FINAL-May-9-2013.pdf

Adam Shay, “Successes and Failures of the BDS Campaign,” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, May 12, 2013, http://jcpa.org/article/successes-and-failures-of-the-bds-campaign/

US House of Representatives, Committee on Foreign Affairs, “Crisis in Syria: the US Response, One Hundred and Thirteenth Congress, First Session, Hearing, March 20, 2013, Serial No. 113-10, http://docs.house.gov/meetings/FA/FA00/20130320/100537/HHRG-113-FA00-20130320-SD002.pdf

US House of Representatives, House Committee on Homeland Security, Senator Joe Lieberman (Ret), Statement for the Record, “The Boston Bombings: A First Look,” http://docs.house.gov/meetings/HM/HM00/20130509/100785/HHRG-113-HM00-Wstate-LiebermanJ-20130509.pdf

Amos Yadlin, “After the Damascus Attack: Ten Points to Consider,” Institute for National Security Studies, (Tel Aviv) Insight No. 424, May 12, 2013 http://www.inss.org.il/publications.php?cat=21&incat=&read=11423

***While the readings are recommended, we do not necessarily agree with each author’s view.

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