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November 1, 2011

Iran
Iran’s Internal Political Fray

Iran’s power struggles are adding to the political problems of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, but it remains unclear who will emerge most powerful among the feuding conservative factions, says expert…

May 1, 2007

Israel
Makovsky: Olmert ‘A Dead Duck’ Politically

David Makovsky, an expert on Israeli politics, says it is virtually inevitable that Prime Minister Ehud Olmert will be forced to resign, and considers his possible successors.

April 2, 2007

Peacekeeping
Makovsky: Time is Right for Israeli-Arab Negotiations

David Makovsky, an expert on Middle East diplomacy, says Israel’s Prime Minister reacted positively to the recent Riyadh Arab League declaration and is interested in negotiating with Saudi Arabia.

November 14, 2005

Elections and Voting
Siegman: Election of Peretz to Head Labor Party a Political ‘Earthquake’ in Israel

Henry Siegman, director of the Council’s U.S./Middle East Project, says the election of Amir Peretz as the new head of Israel’s  Labor Party, is “potentially very significant” for Israeli politics. N…

August 21, 2006

Israel
Makovsky: Questions Raised on Olmert Government’s Viability

David Makovsky, an expert on Israeli politics, says in the aftermath of the month-long Israeli-Hezbollah conflict, questions are being raised about the viability of the government of Israeli Prime Mi…

July 13, 2006

Lebanon
Makovsky: Mideast Conflict a Test for Olmert, Lebanese Government

Mideast expert David Makovsky says the widening conflict in the Middle East poses a huge challenge for Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and tests the viability of the Lebanese government.

July 5, 2006

Palestinian Territories
Simon: Crisis Aggravated by Weak Israeli and Palestinian Governments

Steven Simon, a leading Middle East expert, says the crisis over the abduction of an Israeli soldier by Palestinian militants may drag on for some time because of the "two new and essentially weak go…

June 28, 2006

Israel
Siegman: Palestine Government’s Future May Hinge on Fate of Israeli Soldier

CFR Mideast expert Henry Siegman says the fate of the kidnapped Israeli soldier could have a major impact on the future of the Palestinian government.

June 12, 2006

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Kipper: Palestinian Economic Desperation May Radicalize Population

Judith Kipper says the economic boycott of the Hamas government has created a major crisis in the Palestinian territories: "The situation is extremely dangerous because the humanitarian despair is re…

June 2, 2006

Palestinian Territories
Asali: Palestinians Support Abbas’ Referendum Plan by Huge Majority

Ziad J. Asali, president and founder of the American Task Force on Palestine, a group dedicated to setting up a state of Palestine alongside that of Israel, says that the call two weeks ago by Palest…