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April 12, 2013

Iran
Weekend-Reading-04102013 Weekend Reading: 1967 Borders, Sectarianism in Egypt, and the Options for Iran

Dahlia Scheindlin evaluates the pragmatism of Ghazi Hamad,  Deputy Foreign Minister of Gaza, who publicly recognized the 1967 borders last week. Tarek Osman provides his insight on the sectarian iss…

February 2, 2005

Iraq
IRAQ: The Sunnis

This publication is now archived. What role will Sunnis play in the new Iraq?Sunni Arabs make up some 15 percent to 20 percent of Iraq’s population, but they dominated the country’s government and ec…

May 6, 2005

Iraq
IRAQ: The Transitional Government

This publication is now archived. What is the next step in the creation of the Iraqi government?On April 6, the 275 members of the transitional National Assembly elected the nation’s new president, K…

October 5, 2012

Palestinian Territories
A Turkish soldier is reflected on a mirror as he stands guard on the Turkish-Syrian border near the Akcakale border crossing on October 4, 2012 (Sezer/Courtesy Reuters). Middle East Matters This Week: Syrian-Turkish Clashes, Jordanian Demonstrations, and Iranian Unrest

Significant Middle East Developments Turkey-Syria. Turkey returned fire into Syria today after a new Syrian shell landed in the Turkish town of Akcakale. Today’s fire exchange comes two days after S…

February 16, 2005

Iraq
IRAQ: The June 28 Transfer of Power

This publication is now archived. Who controls Iraq’s government?The Interim Iraq Government (IIG). Under the terms of an annex to Iraq’s temporary constitution--the Transitional Administrative Law (…

February 2, 2005

Iraq
IRAQ: Iraq’s Governing Council

This publication is now archived. What is the makeup of the Iraqi Governing Council?A diverse mixture of Iraqis—including recently returned exiles, tribal leaders, women, religious Muslim conservativ…

February 16, 2005

Iraq
IRAQ: Election Politics

This publication is now archived. Why have Iraq’s Shiites opted to form a single electoral slate?Iraqi Shiites--some 60 percent of Iraq’s population--have never held political power and see the Janua…

January 27, 2005

Iraq
IRAQ: The Bremer Edicts

This publication is now archived. Does the new martial law policy solidify Iraqi control of the country?Not entirely. The new security measures Iraqi Prime Minister Ayad Allawi announced July 6 give …

February 16, 2005

Iraq
IRAQ: Sunni and Shiite Unrest

This publication is now archived. What is the status of efforts to stop the Iraqi insurgency?At least two sets of negotiations aimed at stemming the anti-coalition attacks are under way. In the Shiit…

February 16, 2005

Iraq
IRAQ: Who’s in charge?

This publication is now archived. Who’s in charge of Iraq now?The U.S.-led occupation government has begun to gradually hand over power to the interim government named June 1, but it will remain the …