The Gaza Flotilla and International Law

http://www.hoover.org/publications/policy-review/article/86476 On may 31, 2010, in defense of a naval blockade imposed on the Gaza Strip, Israel seized control of the Mavi Marmara in international waters, detained the passengers, and towed the ship to the...

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:...

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...

Hamas Ready For W. Bank Ops

Israel's intelligence community has assessed that Hamas was preparing to rebuild its operational and sleeper network in the West Bank. Israel Government sources said the intelligence community has issued an assessment that Hamas wanted to...

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...

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...

Towards a Ceasefire?

As I write, the ceasefire mandated by the Security Council is ostensibly less than 12 hours away. However... the Lebanese cabinet has indefinitely postponed a meeting that was supposed to be held today to...

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...