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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.


#3 Contemporary Readings and Analyses April 2013

April 20, 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/

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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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