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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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