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Ed. 45 Vol. 2 - December 30, 2004

  • "Possibility of resuming talks is remote" -   Nicholas Blanford
  • "Grab the outstretched hand" -   Terje Roed-Larsen
  • "Playing two tracks against each other" - an interview with  Ali Jarbawi
  • "Syria can wait" -   Efraim Inbar
Iran, Israel and the Middle East  

Ed. 44 Vol. 2 - December 16, 2004

  • "Whither the Persian-Jewish alliance?" -   Trita Parsi
  • "The significance of the Iranian threat" -   Ephraim Kam
  • "The neo-conservative factor " -   Arshin Adib-Moghaddam
  • "Iranian dynamics in the Middle East" -   Wael Al-Assad
Christian minorities in the Middle East  

Ed. 2 Vol. 43 - December 09, 2004

  • "Jordan's Muslims and Christians face the same challenges" -   Rana Sabbagh-Gargour
  • "The plight and future of Christian Arabs " -   Habib Malik
  • "An Arab culture of denial " -   Saad Eddin Ibrahim
  • "Reflections of a Jerusalem Christian " -   George Hintlian
The second Bush administration and the Middle East  

Ed. 42 Vol. 2 - December 02, 2004

  • "A Turkish perspective" -   Ersin Kalaycioglu
  • "Confronting the rulers, accommodating the people. " -   Anders Jerichow
  • "Little will change" -   Ray Hanania
  • "No radical shift" - an interview with  Itamar Rabinovich
The Arab world after Arafat  

Ed. 41 Vol. 2 - November 25, 2004

  • "A Jordanian Perspective: What lies ahead?" -   Hassan A. Barari
  • "Arafat's death: a Lebanese perspective " -   Joseph Bahout
  • "Unshakeable" -   Mustafa Aarab
  • "Will the opportunity be captured this time?" -   Gamal A.G. Soltan
Turkey and the EU  

Ed. 40 Vol. 2 - November 04, 2004

  • "Under the radar" -   Ghassan Khatib
  • "Why Europe needs Turkey" -   Soner Cagaptay
  • "Securing Turkey for secularism and democracy" -   Philip Robins
  • "Ramifications for the Middle East and Islam" -   Eberhard Rhein
The tenth anniversary of Jordan-Israel peace  

Ed. 39 Vol. 2 - October 28, 2004

  • "Across the Jordan River" -   Oded Eran
  • "Ten years of cold peace" -   Hasan Abu Nimah
  • "A bad deal for Palestinians" -   Daoud Kuttab
  • "Back to the previous pattern" - an interview with  Abdel-Elah al-Khatib
The Shi'ite factor in Iraq  

Ed. 38 Vol. 2 - October 21, 2004

  • "The most to gain" -   Ferry Biedermann
  • "America's Shi'ite dilemma: whose Iraq is it?" -   Judith S. Yaphe
  • "A diverse but united community" - an interview with  Kamran al-Karadaghi
  • "The Shi'ite network in the new Middle East order" -   Anoush Ehteshami
Bush, Kerry and US Middle East policy  

Ed. 37 Vol. 2 - October 14, 2004

  • "The prevalence of irrational ideas " - an interview with  Albert Aghazerian
  • "Thin pickings from November 2" -   Tim Llewellyn
  • "Divergent worldviews" -   Scott Lasensky
  • "Will the US change policy toward the conflict?" -   Eytan Gilboa
Hizballah and the Lebanon-Israel border  

Ed. 36 Vol. 2 - September 23, 2004

  • "Still playing by the rules " -   Daniel Sobelman
  • "Syria's last trump card" -   Rhonda Roumani
  • "Irritating Israel" -   Nicholas Blanford
  • "A note on Hizballah " -   Hussein Agha
Iran's regional ambitions  

Ed. 35 Vol. 2 - September 09, 2004

  • "The view from Tehran" -   Karim Sadjadpour
  • "Iran and the war in Iraq " -   David Menashri
  • "Iraq's occupation presents both opportunities and threats to Iran " -   Saad N. Jawad
  • "Iraq and Iran: A formidable alliance? " -   Irfan Husain
The threats to Haram al Sharif/Temple Mount  

Ed. 34 Vol. 2 - September 02, 2004

  • "The maligning of Islamic civilization in the US" -   Caise D. Hassan
  • "The faithful and the eccentric" -   Carmi Gillon
  • "US Christian evangelicals raise the stakes" -   Chip Berlet
  • "Constant threat" -   Ikrama Sabri
The 9/11 report and US Middle East strategy  

Ed. 33 Vol. 2 - August 26, 2004

  • "Difficult times ahead" -   Rami Khouri
  • "Eyes wide shut" -   Akram Baker
  • "A study in pragmatism" -   Uzi Arad
  • "Little impact" -   Matthew Levitt
The Darfur crisis in Sudan  

Ed. 32 Vol. 2 - August 19, 2004

  • "On the frontiers of Islam" -   Robert O. Collins
  • "Not even close to genocide" - an interview with  Khidir Haroun Ahmed
  • "First test for the African Union" -   Modibo Goita
Arab and Jewish activism in the US  

Ed. 31 Vol. 2 - August 12, 2004

  • "Why American Jews stand strongly with Israel" -   Abraham H. Foxman
  • "More comfortable as endorsers" -   Leonard Fein
  • "Break the taboos" - an interview with  Ali Abu Nimah
  • "A community finding its feet" - an interview with  James J. Zogby
Palestinian-Arab relations  

Ed. 30 Vol. 2 - August 05, 2004

  • "A Jordanian perspective" -   Mustafa B. Hamarneh
  • "The link is cultural, historic, Islamic" - an interview with  Mohammad Barakeh
  • "Only sympathy remains" -   Riad Kahwaji
  • "The Palestine cause remains an Arab cause" - an interview with  Ali Jarbawi
The Egyptian initiative in Gaza  

Ed. 29 Vol. 2 - July 29, 2004

  • "A Jordanian perspective" - by  Hassan A. Barari
  • "Facilitating Palestinian rule" - by  Edward S. Walker, Jr.
  • "Gaza for the Gazans" - by  Khaled Diab
  • "A risky undertaking" - by  Muriel Asseburg
Turkey and the Middle East  

Ed. 28 Vol. 2 - July 22, 2004

  • "The view from Kurdistan" - by  Hiwa Osman
  • "Regional systemic change" - by  Asher Susser
  • "Continuity" - by  Meliha Benli Altunisik
  • "Ottoman days in modern times" - by  Abdel Monem Said Aly
Is Israel to blame for Iraq?  

Ed. 27 Vol. 2 - July 15, 2004

  • "Complex individual motivations" - by  James H. Noyes
  • "What friends are for" - by  Yossi Alpher
  • "Wartime witch hunt" - by  Dore Gold
  • "American neo-conservatives pushed war" - by  Arshin Adib-Moghaddam
The new Iraqi government  

Ed. 26 Vol. 2 - July 08, 2004

  • "Is it really new? Is it really a government?" - by  Jaafar Altaie
  • "Temporary steps on road to democracy?" - by  Sadegh Zibakalam
  • "The honeymoon will not last" - by  Michael Rubin
  • "Iraqis give questionable government a chance" - a conversation with  Abbas Mehdi
Interrogation and torture  

Ed. 25 Vol. 2 - July 01, 2004

  • "The evolving culture of violence" - a conversation with  Ghassan Attiyah
  • "An almost impossible dilemma" - by  Orit Adato
  • "Israeli prisons are factories of pain" - by  Mahmud Sehwail
  • "One American's view of Abu Ghraib" - by  John L. Moore
The Arab citizens of Israel: present and future  

Ed. 24 Vol. 2 - June 24, 2004

  • "Are the Palestinian Arabs in Israel radicalizing?" - by  Sammy Smooha
  • "Israel hostile toward its Arab citizens" - by  Hussein Ibish
  • "Disparities in land ownership and education" - by  Majed Abbadi
  • "Democratic toward Jews and Jewish toward Arabs" - a conversation with  Ahmed Tibi
Inside looking in: why the Middle East is hard to understand  

Ed. 23 Vol. 2 - June 17, 2004

  • "Middle Easterners understand each other" - a conversation with  Rifaat al Said
  • "Regime survival: the natural priority" - by  Musa Keilani
  • "Dilemmas in Jewish-Arab relations in Israel" - by  As'ad Ghanem
  • "Distorted mirrors and misleading images" - by  Gerald M. Steinberg
Inside looking out: why the Middle East is hard to understand  

Ed. 22 Vol. 2 - June 10, 2004

  • "Dynamics of distrust" - by  Rami Khouri
  • "Why you don't understand Israel" - by  Yossi Alpher
  • "Openness and information needed" - by  Abeer Mishkhas
  • "Should Turks come from Mars or Venus?" - by  Kemal Kirisci
Outside looking in: why the Middle East is hard to understand  

Ed. 21 Vol. 2 - June 03, 2004

  • "Shock and awe" - by  Peter Bartu
  • "The price of ignorance" - by  Mark Perry
  • "Predictable responses" - by  Sajjad Ashraf
  • "Strangers under the same sun" - by  Francisco Burgos
The Bush-Sharon relationship  

Ed. 20 Vol. 2 - May 27, 2004

  • "Sharon should be alert" - by  Moshe Arad
  • "Renegades" - a conversation with  Chris Toensing
  • "A risky alliance" - by  Ghassan Khatib
  • "A truly odd couple" - by  Samuel Lewis
Egypt-Israel and Jordan-Israel relations  

Ed. 19 Vol. 2 - May 20, 2004

  • "No recycled solutions" - a conversation with  Jihad al Wazir
  • "Losing their leverage" - by  Zvi Bar’el
  • "Wildly unpopular" - a conversation with  Jillian Schwedler
  • "Egypt is more frustrated now" - a conversation with  Mohamed Shaker
Arab-Israel cross-border commerce  

Ed. 18 Vol. 2 - May 13, 2004

  • "The role of civil society" - by  Ron Pundak
  • "Premature" - a conversation with  Ahmed Abdel Halim
  • "Palestinian fate" - a conversation with  Samir Hleileh
  • "Liberalization in isolation" - a conversation with  Pete Moore
A US exit strategy from Iraq  

Ed. 17 Vol. 2 - May 06, 2004

  • "Bold steps required" - a conversation with  Hisham Ahmed
  • "Stop digging" - by  Frederic C. Hof
  • "No exit" - by  Danielle Pletka & Molly McKew
  • "A poverty of choices" - a conversation with  Abbas K. Kadhim
A Shiite-led Iraq  

Ed. 16 Vol. 2 - April 29, 2004

  • "Shiite power and Iranian interests" - by  Ramin Jahanbegloo
  • "A Shiite awakening" - by  Laurie Mylroie
  • "Choice and compulsion in Iraq" - by  Ridwan al Sayyid
  • "Comeback cleric" - by  Hassan Fattah and Sarmad Ali
The new media era  

Ed. 15 Vol. 2 - April 22, 2004

  • "A new look to Arab news" - by  Muafac Harb
  • "A revolutionary impact" - a conversation with  Mohammed El Nawawy
  • "The impact outside the Middle East" - by  Jane Perlez
  • "A door opened" - by  Abeer Mishkhas
The US democratic reform project  

Ed. 14 Vol. 2 - April 15, 2004

  • "The Arab world & movement towards reform" - by  Waheed Hashem
  • "Taking it seriously" - by  Ammar Abdulhamid
  • "Turkey and the Greater Middle East initiative" - by  Duygu Bazoglu Sezer
  • "An American mission" - by  Joshua Muravchik
Lessons from Cyprus  

Ed. 13 Vol. 2 - April 01, 2004

  • "The European and UN factors" - by  Joseph S. Joseph
  • "The relevancy of the Cyprus process" - by  Ari Shuali
  • "Two opposing communities" - by  Joni Assi
  • "On the brink of peace?" - by  Erol Kaymak
  • "The EU umbrella is the key" - by  Ghassan Khatib
Iraq one year later  

Ed. 12 Vol. 2 - March 25, 2004

  • "Democracy is everywhere in Iraq--except where you’d expect it to be" - by  Hassan Fattah
  • "Two steps forward, one step back" - by  Mustafa Kibaroglu
  • "Iraq through Bush's eyes" - by  Steven E. Miller
  • "Still waiting for the second coming" - a conversation with  Mouin Rabbani
Demography and migration  

Ed. 11 Vol. 2 - March 19, 2004

  • "Demography of the Israel-Palestine conflict" - by  Yossi Alpher
  • "In the Moroccan interest" - an interview with  Aboubakr Jamai
  • "A north-south migration dilemma" - by  Alejandro Lorca & Martin Jerch
  • "The challenge of trans-Mediterranean migration" - by  Ferruccio Pastore
The future of Saudi Arabia  

Ed. 10 Vol. 2 - March 11, 2004

  • "Why we still need each other" - by  Richard W. Murphy
  • "Islam in its entirety and diversity" - an interview with  Jamal Khashoggi
  • "A stabilizing role" - an interview with  Bernard Haykel
  • "Progress without change?" - an interview with  Lawrence Wright
75 years of the Muslim Brotherhood  

Ed. 9 Vol. 2 - March 04, 2004

  • "Lessons learned and lost" - an interview with  Ghazi Hamad
  • "From society to political party" - an interview with  Mustafa Kamal al-Sayyid
  • "Iran, Egypt and the Ikhwan" - by  Olga Davidson and Mohammad Mahallati
  • "Faith, freedom and democracy" - an interview with  Abdallah Nimr Darwish
Iraq and the US elections  

Ed. 8 Vol. 2 - February 26, 2004

  • "The politics of personal security" -   Kenneth S. Baer
  • "Policies, Presidents and the 2004 US Elections" -   Hady Amr
  • "The war for the vote" -   Harvey Sicherman
  • "Don't change horses in mid-stream" - an interview with  Laith Kubba
The Israel-Hezbollah prisoner exchange  

Ed. 7 Vol. 2 - February 19, 2004

  • "Hezbollah 1, Israel 0" -   Karim Makdisi
  • "Somewhat a disappointment" - an interview with  Qaddorah Faris
  • "A new version of folly" -   Yehoshua Porath
  • "Germany's mission is humanitarian" - an interview with  Josef Joffe
Is there a positive domino effect?  

Ed. 6 Vol. 2 - February 12, 2004

  • "I don’t know about anything positive coming out of the invasion of Iraq" - an interview with  Osama Al-Sharif
  • "Will Saddam's removal change things?" -   Max Singer
  • "Remaking the Middle East: A European perspective" -   Alain Dieckhoff
  • "The wrong domino effect" -   Akram Baker
An international solution for the conflict?  

Ed. 5 Vol. 2 - January 29, 2004

  • "On behalf of a failed state" - an interview with  Martin Indyk
  • "First deal with the anarchy" - by  Ehud Yaari
  • "A Dayton accord for the Middle East" - by  Alvaro de Vasconcelos
  • "Go back to the UN, salvage our international system" - by  Shawqi Issa
Is there a Mediterranean identity?  

Ed. 4 Vol. 2 - January 22, 2004

  • "A Mediterranean identity and the Arab Mashriq" - by  Salim Tamari
  • "The Mediterranean of the imagination" - by  Mark A. Heller
  • "An indivisible security agenda" - an interview with  Stephen Calleya
  • "Inventing a cooperative identity" - by  Roberto Aliboni
Democratization  

Ed. 3 Vol. 2 - January 15, 2004

  • "Not in the near future" - by  Jalil Roshandel
  • "Democracy in Arab countries: problems and prospects" - by  Robert Satloff
  • "Seeking a third vision" - by  Mudar Kassis
  • "Iraq's democratic discontent" - by  Hassan Fattah
Development and the Arab-Israel conflict  

Ed. 2 Vol. 2 - January 08, 2004

  • "The missing link: from global to local" - an interview with  Ziad Abdel Samad
  • "Reversing the tragedy of weak Arab development" - by  Patrick Clawson
  • "Arab disarray and Israel's impasse" - by  Asher Susser
  • "The lost decades" - by  Samir Abdullah
In 2004  

Ed. 1 Vol. 2 - January 01, 2004

  • "A year of lessons and bare necessities" - by  Reuven Merhav
  • "A forebodingly familiar crystal ball" - by  Omar Karmi
  • "Same game but rules changing" - by  Dan Ephron
  • "New Year's resolutions" - by  Hani Shukrallah


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