July 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/


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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