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  • Iran: A Preview of Tomorrow’s Presidential Election

    Scott Lucas   n Enduring America on 12 February, Chris Emery evaluated the announcement of former President Mohammad Khatami that he would stand in June’s election. He wrote, “[It is] an error…to link Khatami’s entry to the tentative prospect of normalised relations between Iran and the US,” and focused on internal dynamics of Iranian politics: “It had been widely

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  • The Ottoman Revival

    Yigal Schleifer urkish nationalism goes back to the future. One clear day in February, when Ali Babacan visited Yemen, his hosts brought him to a centuries-old, mud-brick building outside Sanaa, the Yemeni capital. There, about a dozen tribal leaders were waiting for the Turkish foreign minister with curved daggers drawn. If Babacan was at first

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  • The Power Politics Surrounding Iran

    Scott Lucas hirvin Zeinalzadeh, who writes on Iranian affairs for Enduring America, evaluates the significance of Tehran’s firing of a solid-fuel missile last week: Iran last week successfully test-fired the controversial solid fuel ‘Sejjil 2’ missile, ahead of the upcoming Iranian Presidential elections and with prominent publicity and international attention. The immediate reaction from Israeli

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  • Is Ahmadinejad Trying To Pull Off A May Surprise?

    Kamal Nazer Yasin ust when you thought it was impossible for Iranian politics to get any murkier, controversy has erupted over whether President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad made a gesture during a recent visit to Switzerland to signal his interest in normalizing relations with the United States. A report by the Persian-language service of the German media outlet

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  • Caught in the Middle

    David Ignatius   still have the press credentials I gathered nearly three decades ago from the Middle East’s various combatants: one from the left-wing Druse militia in Lebanon, one from the right-wing Lebanese Christian militia known as the “Phalange,” one from the Palestine Liberation Organization, another from the Israeli government. The only common features are

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  • Fatwa Overload

    Neil MacFarquhar   henever I mention the word “fatwa’’ to friends in the West, they usually equate it with a death sentence. This stems from what I expect is the most famous fatwa of modern times, the one the late Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini of Iran leveled against the author Salman Rushdie in 1989, accusing him

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  • Israel’s Awful New Government

    Amjad Atallah   there’s a reason no one has ever accused Israeli leaders of being shy. When U.S. President Barack Obama appointed Sen. George Mitchell as his envoy on Middle East peace, he made a point of saying that a two-state solution was the best way to safeguard U.S. interests and secure Israel’s future. And

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  • The Suez Crisis: Conclusion to a New Set of Essays

    Prof. Scott Lucas www.libertas.bham.ac.uk                                                                                                                                                                                            I was heartened to read, in his introduction to this volume, Simon Smith’s invocation of “the interconnections between the regional and the international contexts” of Suez. I have to declare that, in part, this is because of self-interest. Almost 20 years ago, as I was pursuing my doctoral research, I recognised

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  • Deadly Triangle? Us Foreign Policy, Iraq, And Iran

    Prof. Scott Lucas www.libertas.bham.ac.uk     It is now a month after President Bush’s dramatic pronouncement of a US “surge” in Iraq, consisting of more than 20,000 additional troops and up to $1 billion in economic projects. Yet, in many respects, it is still unclear what those troops and additional funds are supposed to accomplish.

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  • Yeni Orta Doğu Ve Düşündürdükleri

    Dr. Gamze Güngörmüş KONA Oldukça tartışmalı olsa da, şunu dile getirmek isteriz ki bölgeler, haklarında yazılan kitap ve makalelerin sayısına göre gruplandığında Orta Doğu bölgesi kesinlikle ilk sırayı alacaktır. [1] Kısmen, Orta Doğu devletlerinin toplumsal, ekonomik, siyasal ve kültürel kırılganlığı, kısmen de çok sayıda uluslararası gücü bölgeye çeken mevcut petrol rezervleri nedeniyle; Orta Doğu devletleri ve Orta

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  • ABD’nin Irak’tan Çıkış Senaryolarinin Türkiye Açısından Değerlendirilmesi Ve Bu Bağlamda Türkiye’nin Geliştirmesi Gereken Stratejiler

    Dr. Gamze Güngörmüş KONA ABD’nin Irak’tan çıkış senaryoları kapsamında en olumlu senaryo olarak nitelendirebileceğimiz bu senaryoda ABD’nin sadece 2005 yılı sonuna kadar Irak’ta kalacağı ön görülmektedir. Ancak, ABD bu kısa süreç içinde Irak’ın güvenliğini sağlamak, sivil yönetimi Irak halkı gözünde meşrulaştırmak, Irak’ın zaruri alt yapı ihtiyaçlarını gidermek, Irak’taki federatif yapıyı koruyabilmek ve bu yapının ileride

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  • ABD’nin Müdahale Mantığı Ve Sürdürülebilir Üstünlük Politikası

    Dr. Gamze Güngörmüş KONA 1917 yılı dünya tarihinin en önemli olaylarından birine tanıklık etmişti. İlk bakışta o kadar da önemli görülmeyen bir güç, tarih sahnesine adım atıyordu. I. Dünya Savaşı’ndan büyük bir kazançla çıkan ABD, ekonomik buhranın neden olduğu iktisadi krizler nedeniyle tecrit politikasına yöneliyordu. Japonya’nın yeniden uyandırdığı dev, II. Dünya Savaşı’nda da etkili oluyor

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