The Syrian Crisis and the Saudi-Iranian Rivalry

Dr. Benedetta Berti is a research fellow at the Institute for National Security Studies, a lecturer at Tel Aviv University, a Young Atlanticist at the Atlantic Council, and the coauthor of Hamas and Hezbollah:...

Getting Priorities Wrong in Egypt and Syria: Three Media Case Studies

http://pjmedia.com/barryrubin/2012/08/15/getting-priorities-wrong-in-egypt-and-syria-three-media-case-studies/?singlepage=true As I lie here waiting for the gurney to take me into the operating room and reading the hundreds of kind letters from so many of you, I hope to fill in your time...

An Improved Arab Peace Initiative?

http://jcpa.org/an-improved-arab-peace-initiative/ The Arab Peace Initiative, which was adopted at the Beirut summit in 2002, returned to the diplomatic discourse after an April 29 visit to Washington by an Arab League delegation. Politicians and commentators attributed supreme...

A LOOK AT INTERNATIONAL SURVEY DATA ABOUT ARAB OPINION

http://www.gloria-center.org/2013/12/a-look-at-international-survey-data-about-arab-opinion/ This article evaluates Arab public opinion with the “Arab Opinion Index” by the Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies (ACRPS) in Doha, Qatar. The Index covers 12 Arab countries with 85 percent...

Saudi Arabia, Iran, and the “Clash within a Civilization”

http://csis.org/publication/saudi-arabia-iran-and-clash-within-civilization No one has ever been able to travel to the Gulf without discovering just how different the perspectives and values of the West and the Middle East can be. During the last two...

Official PA Radio News – the PBC Radio, November 7

Summary and Analysis The Voice of Palestine continues to emphasize Palestinian deaths and casualties, focusing on graphic accounts of injuries (e.g. "Israeli bullets struck his heart" or "occupation bullets pierced his eye"-from November 6, 9...

An Israeli Watershed: Strike on Syria

Summer 2008, pp. 57-62 On the morning of September 6, 2007, Israel Air Force (IAF) planes penetrated deep into Syrian airspace and attacked a nuclear facility near the town of Dayr al-Zur in the northeastern...

PA and Other Arab Reactions to the Gaza Crisis

http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/pa-and-other-arab-reactions-to-the-gaza-crisis The most striking aspect of ongoing Arab reactions to the latest Hamas-Israeli clashes is an act of omission: the Palestinian Authority (PA) and President Mahmoud Abbas are not calling for Hamas to stop firing...