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Ed. 47 Vol. 5 - December 27, 2007

  • "Talent, critical mass drive Dubai forward" -   Afshin Molavi
  • "The hidden costs of Dubai's post-oil diversification strategies" -   Christopher Davidson
  • "Model unmatched in a volatile region" -   Riad Kahwaji
Annapolis: the regional perspective  

Ed. 46 Vol. 5 - December 13, 2007

  • "Across the board, a travesty" -   Akram Baker
  • "The view from Tehran" -   Sadegh Zibakalam
  • "Old fears surface again in Jordan" -   Rana Sabbagh-Gargour
  • "Syria gains, Lebanon loses, US flops" -   Riad Kahwaji
Pakistani reverberations  

Ed. 45 Vol. 5 - December 06, 2007

  • "A country under siege" -   Anouar Boukhars
  • "Musharraf's quest for legitimacy" -   Irfan Husain
  • "A straight line" -   Simon Henderson
  • "Politics of the borderland" -   Faisal Devji
A Syrian nuclear program?  

Ed. 44 Vol. 5 - November 29, 2007

  • "The Assads' nuclear itch" -   Ammar Abdulhamid
  • "Ambiguous preemption" -   Emily B. Landau
  • "Killing four birds with one stone" -   Mark Fitzpatrick
  • "The media has gone nuclear about Syria" -   Rime Allaf
Deteriorating US-Russian relations and the Middle East  

Ed. 43 Vol. 5 - November 22, 2007

  • "Global chess" -   Waleed Sadi
  • "Shadow of a new cold war" -   Ali Asghar Kazemi
  • "Negative scenarios" -   Robert O. Freedman
  • "Russia's Middle East comeback marks no cold war return" -   Konstantin von Eggert
What is normalization?  

Ed. 42 Vol. 5 - November 15, 2007

  • "A path to peace" -   Walid Salem
  • "Civil society normalization as a step toward peace" -   Ron Pundak
  • "Expanding economic relations play secondary role " -   Yusuf Mansur
  • "A changing concept" -   Mohamed Abdel Salam
Annapolis and the Arab world  

Ed. 41 Vol. 5 - November 08, 2007

  • "Jordan and the "last chance conference"" -   Oraib Al-Rantawi
  • "Syria and the Annapolis illusion" -   Mohammad Habash
  • "The bumpy road to Annapolis" -   Nizar Abdel-Kader
Turkey and the Kurds  

Ed. 40 Vol. 5 - November 01, 2007

  • "Is it only about the PKK?" -   Khaled Salih
  • "The smell of war" -   Safa A. Hussein
  • "Turkey, the PKK and regional stability" -   Ahmet O. Evin
  • "Everybody's Kurdish problem" -   Soner Cagaptay
Egypt after Mubarak  

Ed. 39 Vol. 5 - October 25, 2007

  • "US-Egyptian relations post-Mubarak: Plus ca change... " -   Hrach Gregorian
  • "Wondering but not dreaming about the future" -   Mona Eltahawy
  • "Lessons of continuity" -   Abdel Monem Said Aly
  • "Joining the dynasty club" -   Anouar Boukhars
  • "A question of moderation" -   Waleed Sadi
The Northern Ireland and Israeli-Palestinian conflicts  

Ed. 38 Vol. 5 - October 18, 2007

  • "When foes become friendly: political prisoners" -   Peter Shirlow
  • "Different conflict, different solution" -   Sammy Smooha
  • "Similar dynamics propel both struggles" -   Zahbia Yousuf
An American attack on Iran  

Ed. 37 Vol. 5 - October 11, 2007

  • "Brown's Wilsonian moment" -   Tim Llewellyn
  • "Hizballah's reaction depends on its constituency" -   Nicholas Blanford
  • "Ramifications of a military strike against Iran" -   Sadegh Zibakalam
  • "Dangerous obtuseness" -   Danielle Pletka
French Middle East policy under Sarkozy  

Ed. 36 Vol. 5 - September 20, 2007

  • "France and Lebanon" -   Michel Nehme
  • "Sarkozy and Turkey" -   Ahmet O. Evin
  • "Sarkozy's rebalancing act" -   Claire Spencer
  • "Sarkozy, neo-Gaullist? " -   Eric Rouleau
The future of al-Qaeda in Iraq  

Ed. 35 Vol. 5 - September 06, 2007

  • "On dangerous ground" -   Judith S. Yaphe
  • "The empty core in al-Qaeda's vision for Iraq" -   Hrach Gregorian
  • "Iraqi theater is urban war training ground" -   Hussein Solomon
  • "Looking at alternatives" -   Waleed Sadi
  • "A second generation of Iraqi politicians" -   Safa A. Hussein
Israelís Gaza withdrawal: two years later  

Ed. 34 Vol. 5 - August 30, 2007

  • "Unilateral disaster " -   Ghassan Khatib
  • "Worse than ever" -   Safwat Kahlout
  • "Worst-case scenario for Egypt" -   Mohamed Abdel Salam
  • "A negative balance sheet" -   Yossi Alpher
War in Lebanon: one year later  

Ed. 33 Vol. 5 - August 23, 2007

  • "UNIFIL II - A year after" -   Timur Goksel
  • "Still no easy fix " -   Ferry Biedermann
  • "An Israeli perspective" -   Yehuda Ben Meir
  • "What Syria learned from the war" -   Murhaf Jouejati
Hamas: jumped or pushed?  

Ed. 32 Vol. 5 - August 16, 2007

  • "Jumped, provoked and pushed" -   Bruce Riedel
  • "The American angle" -   Mark A. Heller
  • "Ideologically inspired" - an interview with  Sufian Abu Zaida
  • "A reaction to unacceptable provocation" -   Ahmed Yusuf
Afghanistan and the Middle East  

Ed. 31 Vol. 5 - August 09, 2007

  • "Afghanistan's lessons for Palestine" -   Waleed Sadi
  • "Kabul comes to Madison Avenue" -   Mark Perry
  • "A pawn in Iran's nuclear ambitions?" -   Amin Tarzi
  • "An endless war" -   Jasjit Singh
The future of the PLO  

Ed. 30 Vol. 5 - August 02, 2007

  • "Vital until statehood " - an interview with  Tayseer Nasrallah
  • "A pressing need for reform " -   Ghazi Hamad
  • "A Jordanian perspective" -   Nawaf W. Tell
  • "Hard to revive the PLO " -   Danny Rubinstein
Reverberations from Pakistan's Red Mosque  

Ed. 29 Vol. 5 - July 26, 2007

  • "White lies in the Red Mosque " -   Faisal Devji
  • "The Saudi connection " -   Gareth Price
  • "Musharraf and his discontents " -   Arshin Adib-Moghaddam
  • "Life after Musharraf " -   Irfan Husain
Nahr al-Bared and the Lebanon power vacuum  

Ed. 28 Vol. 5 - July 19, 2007

  • "Fundamentalism brings no benefits to Syria " -   Rime Allaf
  • "Lebanese army is best bet " -   Riad Kahwaji
  • "Lebanon's summer of fear " -   Emile El-Hokayem
  • "Sternest challenge since civil war " -   Nicholas Blanford
  • "Lebanon is staring down the abyss " -   Oussama Safa
Egypt and Gaza  

Ed. 27 Vol. 5 - July 12, 2007

  • "Keeping Hamas at arm's length" -   Gamal A. G. Soltan
  • "Just gazing" -   Amir Oren
  • "Multiple interests, few options" -   Daniel Kurtzer
  • "Egypt plays a crucial role" - an interview with  Ahmed Yousef
Boycotting Israel  

Ed. 26 Vol. 5 - July 05, 2007

  • "Academic boycotts alone are of little use" -   Mark Klusener
  • "The weapon of the weak " -   Ghada Karmi
  • "Boycotts will not achieve the goal" -   Ian Black
  • "Boycotter, boycott thyself" -   Alexander Yakobson
The future of secular parties in the Arab world  

Ed. 25 Vol. 5 - June 28, 2007

  • "North Africa: the dilemma of the secularists" -   Anouar Boukhars
  • "Lebanon: secular talk, sectarian practice" -   Nizar Abdel-Kader
  • "Identities in conflict" -   Ghassan Khatib
  • "Continued decline is not inevitable" -   Marina Ottaway
The refugee/right of return issue in international perspective  

Ed. 24 Vol. 5 - June 21, 2007

  • "Absolutely central" - an interview with  Ingrid Gassner Jaradat
  • "The German-Czech declaration as precedent" -   Hillel Shuval
  • "The ambiguity of 194 is not helpful" -   Maurice Stroun
Arab-Israel media interaction  

Ed. 23 Vol. 5 - June 14, 2007

  • "Arab journalists boycott Israel" -   Smadar Perry
  • "Please, something different for a change" -   Michael Young
  • "A constant and necessary interaction" -   Safwat Kahlout
  • "It started with satellite TV" - an interview with  Ehud Yaari
  • "Talking at each other" -   Charmaine Seitz
June 1967, 40 years later: a regional view  

Ed. 22 Vol. 5 - June 07, 2007

  • "It's not just the occupation" -   Ali Abunimah
  • "Waging peace " -   Saad Hattar
  • "Poor Samson: The IDF between 1967 and 2007" -   Uri Bar-Joseph
  • "The new Syrian syndrome" -   Rime Allaf
  • "The forty years war" -   Abdel Monem Said Aly
Jordan's renewed peace involvement  

Ed. 21 Vol. 5 - May 31, 2007

  • "Jordan and the Palestinian question" -   Oraib Al-Rantawi
  • "Jordan's excess baggage " -   Riad al Khouri
  • "The rationale of the Jordanian initiative " -   Mahdi Abdul Hadi
  • "Jordan and the Arab initiative " -   Asher Susser
Israel-Palestine: third party industrial zones  

Ed. 20 Vol. 5 - May 24, 2007

  • "Lessons from the QIZs in Jordan" -   Yusuf Mansur
  • "The political climate must improve" - an interview with  Ali Abu Shahla
  • "The security aspect" -   Ephraim Sneh
  • "Industry for peace" -   Guven Sak
Israel-Palestine: the role of mediators  

Ed. 19 Vol. 5 - May 17, 2007

  • " Third party involvement: leadership and design " -   Nisreen Haj Ahmad
  • "Jordan's promising role " -   Waleed Sadi
  • "What outsiders can and cannot do " -   Shlomo Avineri
  • "Washington reassessing its role " -   Daniel Kurtzer
  • "Immediate attention, please " -   Ghassan Khatib
Kirkuk  

Ed. 18 Vol. 5 - May 10, 2007

  • "The Turkish interest " -   Meliha Altunisik
  • "A constitutional issue " -   Khaled Salih
  • "The Kurdish wild card " -   Safa A. Hussein
Press freedom in the Middle East  

Ed. 17 Vol. 5 - May 03, 2007

  • "Israel: free but selective" -   Amira Hass
  • "Cyber activists shape up for the fight" -   Esra'a Al Shafei
  • "The Arab media paradox" -   Marc Lynch
  • "Under more than one kind of fire" -   Daoud Kuttab
Saudi Arabia's resurgent diplomacy  

Ed. 16 Vol. 5 - April 26, 2007

  • "Saudi Arabia emerges out of the US shadow" -   N. Janardhan
  • "The Iran file" -   Afshin Molavi
  • "A new regional leadership" -   Thomas W. Lippman
  • "Driven by a sense of urgency" -   Toby Jones
  • "Freezing the crisis in Lebanon" -   Michel Nehme
Five years to the Quartet  

Ed. 15 Vol. 5 - April 19, 2007

  • "A simulacrum of internationalization" -   Chris Toensing
  • "The UN: deferring too frequently to the US" -   Edward Mortimer
  • "The EU has to become a mature actor in its neighborhood" -   Almut Moeller
  • "Moscow's pragmatism" -   Irina Zvyagelskaya
If Iran is attacked  

Ed. 14 Vol. 5 - April 12, 2007

  • "Iran at threat?" -   Arshin Adib-Moghaddam
  • "Hizballah: Unfinished business" -   Ed Blanche
  • "Not at the risk of regime stability" -   Ehud Yaari
  • "A path fraught with danger" -   Wayne White
The future of al-Qaeda  

Ed. 13 Vol. 5 - March 29, 2007

  • "The globalization of Islam" -   Faisal Devji
  • "Iraq brought al-Qaeda back to life" -   Lawrence Wright
  • "Islamist diversity is al-Qaeda's enemy" -   Abdel Monem Said Aly
  • "From al-Qaeda to al-Qaedism" -   Hussein Solomon
  • "Oil: the West's soft underbelly" -   Hrach Gregorian
Russia's evolving Middle East policy  

Ed. 12 Vol. 5 - March 22, 2007

  • "A new momentum" -   Vitaly Naumkin
  • "How serious a challenge?" -   Robert O. Freedman
  • "Back to the Middle East" -   Konstantin von Eggert
Iran and the nuclearization of the Middle East  

Ed. 11 Vol. 5 - March 14, 2007

  • "Regional reactions and responses" -   Dr. Emily B. Landau
  • " New wave of nuclear development" -   Jalil Roshandel
  • "The nuclear card in a volatile region" -   Saad Hattar
Arab state fragmentation  

Ed. 10 Vol. 5 - March 08, 2007

  • "Failed states: new threat to Egypt's national interest" -   Gamal A. G. Soltan
  • "Value in adding value" -   Riad al Khouri
  • "Jordan and the new realities in the region" -   Nawaf W. Tell
  • "Toward a genuinely new Middle East?" -   Claire Spencer
Turkey: election year  

Ed. 9 Vol. 5 - March 01, 2007

  • "Turning Turkish heads" - an interview with  Soner Cagaptay
  • "Turkish foreign policy after the elections" -   Philip Robins
  • "The comfortable bosom of nationalism" -   Soli Ozel
  • "New challenges and old problems" -   Ahmet O. Evin
A Syria-Israel peace process?  

Ed. 8 Vol. 5 - February 22, 2007

  • "America's veto on Syrian-Israeli talks is counter-productive" -   Rime Allaf
  • "Syria can switch camps" -   Alon Liel
  • "Washington is obstructing progress on Syria" -   Ghassan Khatib
  • "Include Lebanon" -   Riad Kahwaji
The Arab blogosphere  

Ed. 7 Vol. 5 - February 15, 2007

  • "Revolution and change in the internet era" -   Esra'a al-Shafei
  • "Blogging for better understanding" -   Ahmed al-Omran
  • "Arab blogs give youth venting space" -   Mona Eltahawy
  • "The new revolutionaries" -   Ammar Abdulhamid
Hamas and the world: one year later (II)  

Ed. 6 Vol. 5 - February 08, 2007

  • "Hamas' international strategy works" -   Michael Rubin
  • "Stoking the fire" -   Mark Perry
  • "Hubris" -   Omar Karmi
  • "Egypt and Hamas" -   Abdel Monem Said Aly
Bush's new Iraq policy  

Ed. 5 Vol. 5 - February 01, 2007

  • "Bush's agenda for victory" -   Ali Asghar Kazemi
  • "Debatable aspects of Bush's strategy" -   Safa A. Hussein
  • "More of the same" - an interview with  Geoffrey Aronson
  • "Victory demands troops" -   Danielle Pletka
The growing Sunni-Shi'ite divide  

Ed. 4 Vol. 5 - January 25, 2007

  • "Attitudes in Jordan" -   Mohammed Al-Masri
  • "Is a Sunni-Shi'ite thirty years war looming?" -   Iason Athanasiadis
  • "Iran: the unwelcome consequences of Saddam Hussein's hanging" -   Sadegh Zibakalam
  • "Reverberations in Palestine" - an interview with  Ahmed Yusef
Lebanon-Israel, six months later  

Ed. 3 Vol. 5 - January 18, 2007

  • "Lebanese fault lines make for a bleak outlook " -   Ferry Biedermann
  • "Is Israel willing to take on the challenge of peace?" -   Nizar Abdel-Kader
  • "Consolidating the war's achievements" -   Ephraim Sneh
  • "Not easy being Lebanon" -   Frederic C. Hof
The American debate over Israel-Palestine  

Ed. 2 Vol. 5 - January 11, 2007

  • "Debate? What debate? " -   Michael F. Brown
  • "Hard limits and long-observed taboos" -   Ali Abunimah
  • "Rice is thinking big, but will it work?" -   David Makovsky
  • "A multilateral peace initiative could work" -   Debra DeLee
Jihadi Islam in Africa  

Ed. 1 Vol. 5 - January 04, 2007

  • "Calculating the jihadi threat in the Sahel " -   Hrach Gregorian
  • "The case of the GSPC " -   Hussein Solomon
  • "Somalia after the Islamic courts " -   Nicola Pedde
  • "Chasing camels in the desert " -   Ricardo Rene Laremont


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