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Ed. 47 Vol. 3 - December 29, 2005

  • "No reason for optimism" -   Ali Abunimah
  • "Meet the Islamist vanguard" -   Charmaine Seitz
  • "Not much better than 2005" -   William B. Quandt
  • "Three devastating failures" -   Yossi Alpher
The West, Islam and Islamophobia  

Ed. 46 Vol. 3 - December 22, 2005

  • "A worldwide phenomenon" - an interview with Sheikh  Kamal Khateeb
  • "Stoking the fire" -   Zubair Butt Hussain
  • "Why the American reluctance?" -   Danielle Pletka
  • "A view from London " -   Rosemary Hollis
  • "The main concern is terrorism" -   Thomas R. Pickering
  • "A view from France " -   Alain Dieckhoff
Jordan and Iraq  

Ed. 45 Vol. 3 - December 15, 2005

  • "The Jordanian option for solving the Iraq case " -   Ghassan Atiyyah
  • "Post-Saddam Iraq and the threats facing Jordan " -   Oraib Al-Rantawi
  • "The US angle" -   Scott Lasensky
  • "Common goals or different directions? " -   Sa'ad F. Hariz
Ramifications of high oil prices  

Ed. 44 Vol. 3 - December 08, 2005

  • "The Dubai model" -   Afshin Molavi
  • "Kuwait: will oil devastate traditional thinking or strengthen it?" -   Mohammed Abdel Qader Jasem
  • "GCC: learning from the past" -   Riad Kahwaji
  • "Winners and losers in MENA" -   Yusuf Mansur
Iraq and Arab unity  

Ed. 43 Vol. 3 - December 01, 2005

  • "An Islamic predicament " -   Ghazi Hamad
  • "Back to the Fold " -   Abdel Monem Said Aly
  • "Arab nationalism is a misnomer " -   Eric Rouleau
  • "Nationalism v Pan-Arabism: A continuing tug of war" -   Saad N. Jawad
Ten years of the Barcelona process  

Ed. 42 Vol. 3 - November 24, 2005

  • "Provide economic incentives " - an interview with  Aboubakr Jamai
  • "What next?" -   Christian Hanelt
  • "Labor migration is not a special concern " - an interview with  Matyas Eorsi
  • "The failure of a collective security system? " -   Dorothee Schmid
  • "Mediterranean disillusions " -   Joseph Bahout
Syria-Lebanon after the Mehlis report  

Ed. 41 Vol. 3 - November 17, 2005

  • "Who rules in Damascus?" -   Bassma Kodmani
  • "Syria must choose pragmatism over isolation" -   Rime Allaf
  • "An adventurous course" -   Mustapha Kamal al Sayyid
  • "Fallout of the Mehlis report: some legal considerations" -   Chibli Mallat
Can Jordan follow Egypt in Palestine?  

Ed. 40 Vol. 3 - November 10, 2005

  • "Can Jordan play a role in Palestine?" -   Hassan A. Barari
  • "The return of a (limited) Jordan option" -   Gerald M. Steinberg
  • "A sensitive issue" - an interview with  Hisham Ahmed
Iraqi federalism after October 15  

Ed. 39 Vol. 3 - October 27, 2005

  • "Iraq's imperfect constitution is still a victory" -   Ibrahim al-Marashi
  • "An incomplete constitution " -   Ersin Kalaycioglu
  • "Kurdistan: from threatened entity to constituent unit" -   Khaled Salih
  • "Pseudo-federalist vendetta" -   Molly McKew
US Middle East policy overview  

Ed. 38 Vol. 3 - October 06, 2005

  • "End of an empire?" -   Saad N. Jawad
  • "Excerpts from George W. Bush and the World (2035)" -   Frederic C. Hof
  • "The president is tired" -   Danielle Pletka
  • "The "Islamist" challenge" -   Omar Karmi
Arab democracy update  

Ed. 37 Vol. 3 - September 30, 2005

  • "Palestinian parliamentary elections are pivotal" - an interview with  George Giacaman
  • "The birth pangs of democracy in Lebanon" -   Habib C. Malik
  • "Democracy in the Arab world: an assessment" -   Rami G. Khouri
  • "Egypt: dynamics of regime and opposition" -   Amr Hamzawy
Pakistan and Israel  

Ed. 36 Vol. 3 - September 22, 2005

  • "Why, and why now?" -   Shmuel Bar
  • "Islamabad's flirtations with Israel out in open" -   Jasjit Singh
  • "Testing the waters" -   Irfan Husain
  • "An undeserved prize" - an interview with  Ghazi Hamed
The Iraqi federal constitution: a regional assessment  

Ed. 35 Vol. 3 - September 15, 2005

  • "Iraq and Turkey " -   Melisa Benli Altunisik
  • "Fragmentation and unity" -   Waleed Sadi
  • "Iraq's Iranian connection" -   Afshin Molavi
Egypt, Israel, and Gaza  

Ed. 34 Vol. 3 - September 08, 2005

  • "Security interdependence" -   Abdel Monem Said Aly
  • "A non-zero sum" -   Khalil Shikaki
  • "Politically fraught but potentially win-win" -   Nuala Haughey
  • "The war on terror is paramount" - an interview with  Amos Gilad
Reform: economic vs. political  

Ed. 33 Vol. 3 - September 01, 2005

  • "Syria: from authoritarianism to benevolence" -   Murhaf Jouejati
  • "An overview: politics first" -   Alvaro Vasconcelos
  • "Palestine: political will is absent " - an interview with  Abdel Rahman Tamimi
  • "Turkey: the Kemalist roots " -   Duygu Bazoglu Sezer
Turkey, the PKK, and the US  

Ed. 32 Vol. 3 - August 25, 2005

  • "Armed confrontation not likely" -   Khaled Salih
  • "Will the PKK renounce violence?" -   Soner Cagaptay
  • "Erdogan creates an opportunity" -   Henri J. Barkey
  • "Turkey is no exception when it comes to terrorism" -   Mensur Akgun
What does al-Qaeda want?  

Ed. 31 Vol. 3 - August 18, 2005

  • "Between ideology and strategy" -   Reuven Paz
  • "Through the lens of Iraq" -   Robert S. Leiken
  • "Spreading insecurity" -   Kayhan Barzegar
Iran-Iraq relations  

Ed. 30 Vol. 3 - August 11, 2005

  • "A Shi'ite alliance is taking shape" -   Kamran Taremi
  • "Security and secular democracy" -   Murat Somer
  • "A long and complex history" -   Saad Jawad
  • "Creating an Iran-Iraq axis" -   Peter W. Galbraith
Lebanon after elections  

Ed. 29 Vol. 3 - August 04, 2005

  • "Uncomfortable moments" -   Nicholas Blanford
  • "Syrian-Lebanese relations are not a zero-sum game" -   Rime Allaf
  • ""Impossible" options" -   Nizar Abdel-Kader
  • "Continuity and change" -   Farid el Khazen
Women in politics  

Ed. 28 Vol. 3 - July 28, 2005

  • "Women politicians or pseudo men?" -   Ghada Karmi
  • "Tokenism or real participation?" -   Haleh Esfandiari
  • "Can there be democracy with marginalization? " -   Rola Dashti
The EU crisis and the Middle East  

Ed. 27 Vol. 3 - July 21, 2005

  • "A failure of confidence" - an interview with  Charles Shamas
  • "Is the EU truly in crisis?" -   Ahmet O. Evin
  • "With Turkey, Europe may thwart al-Qaeda " -   Soner Cagaptay
  • "Powerful conservative trends " -   Roberto Aliboni
The decline of secularism  

Ed. 26 Vol. 3 - July 14, 2005

  • "Part of a worldwide trend" - an interview with  Ikrama Sabri
  • "The struggle for Islam's soul " -   Irfan Husain
  • "Predisposed to think the worst " -   Edward S. Walker, Jr.
  • "Secularism cannot offer identity " -   Rosemary Hollis
  • "Is Arab secularism still alive?" -   Khalil al-Anani
Iran and the region after elections  

Ed. 25 Vol. 3 - July 07, 2005

  • "No role for Iran in Palestine" - an interview with  Nifaz Azzam
  • "New conservative power grip" -   Ali-Asghar Kazemi
  • "America's Iraqi follies, Iran's opportunities" -   Ghassan Atiyyah
  • "What does Admadinezhad's victory mean?" -   Ramin Jahanbegloo
  • "Expect trouble from Iran's Putin" -   Patrick Clawson
The international media and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict  

Ed. 24 Vol. 3 - June 30, 2005

  • "Covering Palestine" -   Graham Usher
  • "In weakness there is strength" -   Joshua Muravchik
  • "Israel should clean up its own house" -   Hirsh Goodman
  • "Gross misinformation" -   Ali Abunimah
The Red-Dead project  

Ed. 23 Vol. 3 - June 24, 2005

  • "We don't know what's going to happen" - an interview with  Mark Bernstein
  • "What is theirs is ours" -   Lamis Andoni
  • "Will it save the Dead Sea?" -   Gidon Bromberg
  • "Recognition of equal rights" -   Ghassan Khatib
Russia and the Middle East  

Ed. 22 Vol. 3 - June 16, 2005

  • "Putin beneath the pyramids " -   Jerzy Zdanowski
  • "A view from Moscow " -   Vitaly Naumkin
  • "A necessary counterbalance " -   Naim al Ashhab
The Palestinian refugees in Lebanon  

Ed. 21 Vol. 3 - June 09, 2005

  • "From neglect to participation" -   Karma Nabulsi
  • "Pawns, victims, and an obstacle to peace" -   Riad Kahwaji
  • "The democratic solution" -   Hillel Frisch
  • "The first priority" - an interview  Saji Salameh
Should the US recognize Arab Islamist movements  

Ed. 20 Vol. 3 - June 02, 2005

  • "Listening and talking" -   Mark Perry
  • "The West and moderate Islamism" -   Amr Hamzawy
  • "Hamas and the West " -   Ghazi Hamad
  • "Islamists are intrinsically anti-democratic " -   Michael Rubin
Media and reform  

Ed. 19 Vol. 3 - May 26, 2005

  • "Satellite TV and democracy " -   S. Abdallah Schleifer
  • "The Jordanian experience " -   Amy Henderson
  • "Palestine: Without the media reforms will fail" - an interview with  Wafa Abdul Rahman
  • "A vicious cycle" -   Amin Tarzi
Is the NPT still relevant for the Middle East?  

Ed. 18 Vol. 3 - May 19, 2005

  • "The dissonance of the NPT is getting louder" -   Imad Khadduri
  • "Overall, a success story" - an interview with  Robert Einhorn
  • "Iran and the NPT" -   Sadegh Zibakalam
  • "On the edge of extinction" -   Gerald M. Steinberg
The role of third party intelligence in Palestinian-Israeli relations  

Ed. 17 Vol. 3 - May 12, 2005

  • "Tinkering will no longer help" -   Omar Karmi
  • "Apply sparingly" -   Alastair Crooke
  • "Where diplomacy has failed" -   Yossi Melman
  • "US intelligence: pivotal player?" -   Ellen Laipson
The politics of Middle East energy  

Ed. 16 Vol. 3 - May 05, 2005

  • "Iraqi oil: black gold or curse?" -   Jaafar Altaie
  • "Energy, US national security and the Middle East" -   R. James Woolsey
  • "Gas potentially more unifying than oil" -   Nigel J. Lucas
Third party involvement in Gaza disengagement  

Ed. 15 Vol. 3 - April 21, 2005

  • "A unique opportunity" -   Shlomo Brom
  • "Palestinian economic revival " -   Nigel Roberts and Stefano Mocci
  • "Egypt: more than a "third party" " -   Mohamed Ahmed Abd Elsalam
  • "Unilateralism is the problem" -   Ghassan Khatib
  • "Third party scramble " -   Jarat Chopra
Turkish-American tensions  

Ed. 14 Vol. 3 - April 14, 2005

  • "Only Iraq and the PKK" -   Ersin Kalaycioglu
  • "Winning Turkey's heart " -   Soner Cagaptay
  • "A momentary hiccup " -   Henri J. Barkey
  • "Perhaps a charm offensive " -   Mensur Akgun
The Iran-Syria alliance  

Ed. 13 Vol. 3 - April 07, 2005

  • "An alliance of doubtful utility " -   Karim Sadjadpour
  • "The only remaining anti-Israel front " -   Yossi Alpher
  • "The last option " -   Nizar Abdel-Kader
The US, democracy and elections  

Ed. 12 Vol. 3 - March 31, 2005

  • "Burning down the house " -   Mark Perry
  • "Bush ill-served in Iraq by his bureaucracy " -   Laurie Mylroie
  • "Coups at the ballot " -   Caise D. Hassan
  • "Is the Arab democratization wave real? " -   Amr Hamzawy
The future of Lebanon  

Ed. 11 Vol. 3 - March 24, 2005

  • "Lebanon's future looks more promising " -   Farid el Khazen
  • "The end of sectarianism in Lebanon?" -   Kim Ghattas
  • "Syrian military pullout could backfire " -   Israel Elad Altman
  • "Syria's stake in Lebanon" -   Rime Allaf
Is the US failing in Iraq?  

Ed. 10 Vol. 3 - March 17, 2005

  • "Failure too tragic to contemplate " -   Toby Harnden
  • "Americans beginning to awake " -   Ray Hanania
  • "America's failure may lie in its own success " -   Trita Parsi
  • "Neither a failure nor a success " -   Shlomo Avineri
  • "The abject bankruptcy of a colonial occupation" -   Imad Khadduri
Reform, republics and monarchies  

Ed. 9 Vol. 3 - March 10, 2005

  • "Morocco: a nuanced view " -   Aboubakr Jamai
  • "Young monarchs and old presidents " -   Michele Dunne
  • "The people v the intelligence services " -   Daoud Kuttab
  • "They're all reforming under pressure " - an interview with  Hisham Kassem
The fragmentation of the Arab world  

Ed. 8 Vol. 3 - March 03, 2005

  • "Fragmentation presages popular awakening " -   Rosemary Hollis
  • "White Arabism" -   Chibli Mallat
  • ""Clean breaks" and false dawns " -   Khader Khader
Turkey and Iraqi Kurdistan  

Ed. 7 Vol. 3 - February 24, 2005

  • "A dilemma or a breakthrough? " -   Hiwa Osman
  • "Show them death and they will love the fever " -   Peter Galbraith
  • "Vision, trust and leadership required" -   Murat Somer
NATO and the Middle East  

Ed. 6 Vol. 3 - February 17, 2005

  • "An opportunity we cannot miss" -   Gunther Altenburg
  • "Israel, NATO and the Euro-Atlantic Community" -   Uzi Arad
  • "The NATO-Med dialogue: An initiative that must succeed" -   Mohammad K. Shiyyab
  • "A role for NATO in the Gulf?" -   Christian Koch
The future of Sudan  

Ed. 5 Vol. 3 - February 10, 2005

  • "The Naivasha enigma" -   Robert O. Collins
  • "The unfinished big leap" -   Gamal A.G. Soltan
  • "A microcosm of Africa" - an interview with  Hasan Abdin
  • "Necessary but not sufficient" - an interview with  Sadiq al-Mahdi
  • "People don't change their mindsets overnight" - an interview with  Ross Herbert
The "Shi’ite crescent"  

Ed. 4 Vol. 3 - February 03, 2005

  • "An Iranian perspective" -   Kamran Taremi
  • "A crude generalization" -   Omar Karmi
  • "Much ado about nothing" -   Mourhaf Jouejati
  • "Iraq transitional phase will determine the future" -   Saad Hattar
The Iraqi elections  

Ed. 3 Vol. 3 - January 27, 2005

  • "The future of Iraq is through the ballot box" -   Sadegh Zibakalam
  • "Flawed but a landmark" -   Joshua Muravchik
  • "Wrong place at the wrong time" -   Saad Jawad
  • "In Turkey's interest" -   Meliha Altunisik
The Egyptian-Israeli rapprochement  

Ed. 2 Vol. 3 - January 13, 2005

  • "Egyptian role is welcome but not at the expense of our rights" - an interview with  Ismail Haniyeh
  • "Pulling strings discreetly" -   Smadar Perry
  • "Bread and butter" -   Paul Schemm
  • "Understanding the Egyptian paradox" -   Abdel Monem Said Aly
The Middle East in 2005  

Ed. 1 Vol. 3 - January 07, 2005

  • "Another year of violence" - an interview with  Kamran al-Karadaghi
  • "Uncertainties and challenges" -   Ramin Jahanbegloo
  • "The view from Turkey" -   Saban Disli
  • "Chaos or renewal?" -   Ghada Karmi


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