Flourishing Deals Overseas

Who, today, controls the economic empire which the PLO created overseas? "Arafat and his friends are not transferring the PLO's overseas assets to the ownership of the Authority," says Palestinian council member Khosam...

Arafat’s “Kleptocracy” Revisted

Imagine former Enron CEO Kenneth Lay, who plundered his company's assets before its demise, pleading poverty and then asking world leaders and financial institutions to help support the jobless employees and destitute pensioners of...

Secretary Rice on CNN’s Larry King Live: Hezbollah human shields “very difficult to deal...

QUESTION: Madame Secretary, thanks for joining us. We're getting reports that the United States hopes to have a deal on a U.N. resolution ending the Middle East violence and that deal should come through...

Shimon Peres: Overthrow Saddam. Mideast’s Villain: It’s Not Islam; It’s Saddam

President Clinton deserves every praise for "Desert Fox." Yet it, too, did not resolve the Iraqi dilemma: Iraq is still controlled by a pathological despot who initiated bloody battles with his neighbors (Iran in...

Results of the UNRWA Union Elections: VICTORY for HAMAS

Source: Al-Watan (Kuwait) 11 June, 2003 www.al-watan.com/data/20030611/index.asp?content=outstate2 Hamas followers won a remarkable victory in the elections to the clerks union of UNRWA in the Gaza strip gaining 23 out of the 27 seats. 6780 from...

When Sunni and Shiite Extremists Make War

http://www.danielpipes.org/12961/syria-sunni-shiite-extremists In his article "The Muslim Civil War," Bret Stephens of the Wall Street Journal disagrees with my argument about Syria. He characterizes the position I hold this way: If al Qaeda fighters want to murder...

EGYPT: Former DM on Arab Strategy for the Future

The following are excerpts from articles which appeared in the Egyptian English weekly, "Al-Ahram" of Al-Ahram Weekly 5 - 11 March 1998 "A strategy for the future" by Amin Hewedy (former Minister of Defense and...

THE “ARAB SPRING”: THE ORIGINS OF A MISNOMER

http://www.fpri.org/enotes/2012/201204.susser.arabspring.html The tumultuous events that have swept through the Middle East during the last year or so were widely referred to in the West as the "Arab Spring". The media was awash with expectations of...

IRAN: THE RISE OF A REGIONAL POWER

Volume 10, No. 3, Article 10/10 September 2006 One of the most important developments in the early twenty-first century Middle East is the rise of Iran to become a regional great power. This has come about...

Turkey, the Global Muslim Brotherhood, and the Gaza Flotilla

CONCLUSIONS 1. The Gaza Flotilla Was Supported by the Turkish Government There is strong evidence for Turkish governmental involvement in the Gaza flotilla incident, including the office of Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan. As this report demonstrates, Turkish government...