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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.


#9 Contemporary Readings and Analyses, November 2013

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/

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

 

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 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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

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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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#3 Contemporary Readings and Analyses April 2013

April 20, 2013

 

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Abdel Momen Said Aly and Karim Elkady, “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Egypt’s Political Transition,” Middle East Brief, Crown Center for Middle East Studies, March 2013, http://www.brandeis.edu/crown/publications/meb/meb70.html

Adeed Darwisha, “As Islamicists Stumble in Egypt and Tunisia: The Arab Spring Turns Wintery,” The Wilson Center, March 2013,http://www.wilsoncenter.org/publication/islamists-stumble-egypt-and-tunisia-the-arab-spring-turns-wintery

Shai Feldman, “Netanyahu’s Allies and Adversaries,” March 20, 2013, The National Interest, http://nationalinterest.org/commentary/netanyahus-allies-adversaries-8246?page=1

Efraim Inbar, “Israel is Not Isolated,” Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies Mideast Security and Policy Studies, No 99, March 2013, http://www.biu.ac.il/SOC/besa/MSPS99Eng.pdf

International Crisis Group, “Egypt Conflict Alert,” February 4, 2013, http://www.crisisgroup.org/en/publication-type/alerts/2013/egypt-conflict-alert.aspx

“Kuwait’s Deepening Turmoil,” Strategic Comments, The International Institute for Strategic Studies, Tel Aviv, March 2013, http://www.iiss.org/publications/strategic-comments/past-issues/volume-19-2013/march/kuwaits-deepening-political-turmoil/

Yitzhak Gal, “Iraq: A Leap in Oil Exports, Accelerated Economic Growth and Implications,” March 2013, http://www.dayan.org/sites/default/files/Iqtisadi_March2013_YitzhakGalEnglish.pdf

Dore Gold, “Understanding the Current State of the Iranian Nuclear Challenge,” March-May 2013, http://jcpa.org/article/understanding-the-current-state-of-the-iranian-nuclear-challenge/

David P. Goldman, ” How Should the United States Respond to State Failure in Egypt? February 15, 2013, Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs, http://www.jinsa.org/fellowship-program/david-p-goldman/how-should-united-states-respond-state-failure-egypt#.USTuNBnah8R

Lior Lehrs, “Israel and the Arab Spring Egyptian Plague or Spring of Youth?” Mitvim, March 2013, http://www.mitvim.org.il/en/israel-and-the-arab-spring

Galal Nassar, “Still in Transition,” (The Arab Spring), al-Ahram Weekly, March 20, 2013, http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/News/1922/21/Still-in-transition.aspx

David Pollack and Soner Cagaptay, “The PKK Announcement: Can Turkey Build a Kurdish Cordon? Washington Institute for Near East Policy, Policy Analysis 2057, March 25, 2013, http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/the-pkk-announcement-can-turkey-build-a-kurdish-cordon

Itamar Rabinovitch, “He came, we saw, but did he conquer? The Success of President Obama’s visit to Israel will be measured retrospectively” Globes, http://www.globes.co.il/serveen/globes/docview.asp?did=1000831987&fid=5366

Max Singer, “What Would the US Do if Israel Defied It by Attacking the Iranian Nuclear Weapons Program” BESA Center Perspectives Paper No. 202, April 12, 2013, http://besacenter.us6.list-manage.com/track/click?u=7e381afc91d1b09aec08b492b&id=b80c16ed57&e=36aedfd96b

Jonathan Spyer, “The Nineteenth Israeli Knesset Elections: Lackluster Election, Significant Results, Gloria Center, Global Research in International Affairs, April 4, 2013 http://www.gloria-center.org/2013/04/the-nineteenth-israeli-knesset-elections-lackluster-election-significant-results/

Jeffrey White, “Arms for Syria’s Rebels: Shaping the War’s Outcome,” March 25, 2013, Washington Institute for Near East Policy,” http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/arms-for-syrias-rebels-shaping-the-wars-outcome

Amos Yadlin, “Israel’s incoming Defense Minister and the Hundred-Day Grace Period, ” March 2013, http://www.inss.org.il/publications.php?cat=21&omcat=&read=1147

Dror Ze’evi “The Transformation of Public Space in Turkey,” Middle East Brief, Crown Center for Middle East Studies, March 2013, http://www.brandeis.edu/crown/publications/meb/meb69.html

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

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#2 Contemporary Readings and Analyses February-March 2013

March 20, 2013

 

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

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Doron Almog, “What Israel has Learned about Security: Nine IDF Officers Discuss Israel’s Security Challenges,” January 2013, –eBook, http://jcpa.org/book/what-israel-has-learned-about-security/

***Alterman, Owen and Brown, Cameron S. “Support for Israel in a Changing America,” INSS, Strategic Assessment, Volume 15, No. 4, January 2013, http://www.inss.org.il/research.php?cat=5&incat=&read=10990

Chérine Chams El Dine, “The Military and Egypt’s Transformation Process,“ February 2013, http://www.swp-berlin.org/en/publications/swp-comments-en/swp-aktuelle-details/article/the_military_and_egypts_transformation_process.html

***Ofer Kenig, “The 2013 Knesset Election Results: A Preliminary Analysis of the Upcoming Parliament,” January 2013, http://en.idi.org.il/analysis/articles/the-2013-knesset-election-results-a-preliminary-analysis-of-the-upcoming-parliament/

***Michael Eisenstadt and David Pollock, “Assed Test How the United States Benefits from the Its Alliance with Israel,” Strategic Report 7, Washington Institute for Near East Policy, September 2012, http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/uploads/Documents/pubs/StrategicReport07.pdf

Dr. Emmanuel Navon, Mali: A Diplomatic Opportunity for Israel, BESA Center Perspectives Paper No. 197, February 11, 2013, http://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/mali-a-diplomatic-opportunity-for-israel/

Dr. Jacques Neriah, Al-Qaeda and Global Jihad, Global Jihad, North Africa, Radical Islam, Terrorism, Vol. 13, No. 3, January 30, 2013, http://jcpa.org/article/the-islamist-challenge-from-the-sahel-region-and-north-africa/

Dr. Jacques Neriah, “Two Years of the Arab Spring: Reflections about Democracy in the Arab World,” January 13, 2013, http://jcpa.org/two-years-of-the-arab-spring-reflections-about-democracy-in-the-arab-
Paul Rivlin, “The Oil Market: Dramatic Changes, but Not in Prices,” Iqtisadi Middle East Economy, Vol. 3, No. 2 February 2013, http://www.dayan.org/sites/default/files/Iqtisadi_Eng_Feb2013_RIVLIN_The_Oil_Market.pdf

Paul Salem, “Can Lebanon Survive the Syrian Crisis?” December 11, 2012, Carnegie Papers, http://carnegie-mec.org/2012/12/11/can-lebanon-survive-syrian-crisis/esr8

Yoram Schweitzer, Olga Bogorad, and Einav Yogev, “Has the Campaign in the Maghreb and in West Africa Reached a New Level,“ INSS Insight No. 397, January 23, 2013, http://www.inss.org.il/publications.php?cat=21&incat=&read=10820

Sher, Gilead and Ofek, Liran , “Dividing the Land, Not the People: Lessons from the Givat HaUlpana and Migron Evacuations, INSS Strategic Assessment, Volume 15, No. 4, January 2013, http://www.inss.org.il/research.php?cat=268&incat=&read=1099

Yiftah Shapir,” Syrian Weapons in Hizbollah Hands, “ INSS Insight No. 404, February 14, 2013, http://www.inss.org.il/publications.php?cat=21&incat=&read=10986

***Amos Yadlin, “Israel’s National Security Challenges 2012-2013: The Need for Proactive Policy,” INSS Insight, as found in Strategic Survey for Israel 2012-2013; http://www.inss.org.il/uploadImages/systemFiles/INSS2012Balance_ENG_Conclusion_Yadlin.pdf

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

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#1 Contemporary Readings and Analyses January 2013

January 20, 2013

 

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Shmuel Bar, “Syria-What Next?” Israel Journal of Foreign Affairs, Vol. 6, No. 3 (2012), pp. 9-14. http://israelcfr.com/documents/6-3/6-3-2-ShmuelBar.pdf

Soner Cagaptay, Hale Arifagaoglu, Eva Outzen, and Bilge Menekse, “Turkey’s New Political Landscape: Implications of the 2011 Elections, The Washington Institute, October 2011 http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/uploads/Documents/pubs/ResearchNote15.pdf

Efraim Inbar, “Israel’s National Security Amidst Unrest in the Arab World,” Washington Quarterly, vol. 35, no. 3, Summer 2012, http://csis.org/files/publication/twq12SummerInbar.pdf

David Makovsky, “The Israeli Election: Implications for US Policy,” The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, January 18, 2013, Policy Watch 2017, http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/the-israeli-election-implications-for-u.s.-policy

David Makovsky, “Middle East Peace through Partition, Foreign Affairs, Vol. 80, No. 2, March/April 2001, pp. 28-44 http://www.idia.net/foreignaffairs/SC4.pdf

Liad Porat, “The Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and its True Intentions Toward Israel,” The Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies, Perspectives 192, December 10, 2012, http://www.biu.ac.il/Besa/perspectives192.html

Daniel Pipes, “Peace Process or War Process: Israel and its Enemies,” The Middle East Quarterly, Vol. 16, No.4, Fall 2009, pp. 37-42. http://www.meforum.org/2469/peace-process-or-war-process

Jonathan Rynhold, “The Obama Doctrine for the Middle East and its Consequences,” The Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies, May 23, 2011, http://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/the-obama-doctrine-for-the-middle-east-and-its-consequences/

Shmuel Sandler and Efraim Inbar, “The Fading Left and Israel’s Flourishing Democracy,” The Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies, Perspectives 178, August 16, 2012, http://www.biu.ac.il/Besa/perspectives178.html

Steven L. Spiegel, “The American-Israeli Relationship: Past and Future,” Israel Journal of Foreign Affairs, Vol. II, no.3, (2008), pp. 15-27, http://israelcfr.com/documents/issue6_usil.pdf

Asher Susser, “The Decline of the Arabs,” The Middle East Quarterly, Fall 2003, Vol. 10, No. 4, pp. 3-15 http://www.meforum.org/564/the-decline-of-the-arabs

Kenneth.W. Stein, U.S.-Israeli Relations 1947-2010: The View from Washington” in Alfred Wittstock (ed.) The World Facing Israel – Israel Facing the World Images and Politics (BerliFrank and Timme, 2011), pp. 159-175. http://ismi.emory.edu/home/documents/stein-publications/steinusisrael.pdf

Robert S. Wistrich “Post Mubarak Egypt: the Dark Side of Islamic Utopia,” Israel Journal of Foreign Affairs, Vol. 6, No. 1 (2012), pp. 23-32. http://israelcfr.com/documents/6-1/6-1-3-Wistrich.pdf

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

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