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June 8, 2005

Middle East and North Africa
In Support of Arab Democracy

A Council-sponsored Task Force says that the United States should support the evolutionary development of democracy consistently throughout the Middle East. It points out that a strategy to promote d…

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June 8, 2005

Religion
Bipartisan Task Force Endorses Democracy Promotion

Says U.S. Support for Democracy in the Arab World Marks Historic Change and Represents Unique ChallengeJune 9, 2005—A Council-sponsored Task Force, In Support of Arab Democracy: Why and How, says tha…

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 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.

May 23, 2007

Israel
Indyk: Israeli Troops Likely to Move into Gaza to Stop Attacks

A leading Mideast expert, Martin S. Indyk, says Israeli troops are likely to enter Gaza to end Hamas-directed rocket attacks, with the hope of yielding to international peacekeepers.

December 10, 2007

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
Steinberg: Alarm Subsiding in Israel on Intelligence Estimate on Iran

Gerald M. Steinberg, an Israeli-American national security expert, says the initial Israeli alarm over the National Intelligence Estimate on Iran’s nuclear weapons program has eased.

May 22, 2008

Syria
Can a Syrian-Israeli Peace Agreement Be Reached?

Joshua Landis, a leading Syria specialist, says a prospective Syrian-Israeli peace agreement is "very feasible," though perhaps not quickly.

May 5, 2009

Israel
A Conversation with Tzipi Livni

JACOB WEISBERG: (In progress) -- introduce Tzipi Livni. She went into politics in the 1990s and was elected to the Knesset in Israel in 1999 as a member of the Likud Party. She joined Kadima, which…

May 5, 2009

Israel
A Conversation with Tzipi Livni

Watch Kadima Party Chair Tzipi Livni express her views on the Israeli-Palestinian peace process and policy toward Iran.

April 1, 2009

Middle East and North Africa
The Evolving Turkish Role in Mideast Peace Diplomacy

CFR Senior Fellow Steven A. Cook argues that in an era of diminished resources for the United States, Turkey can play a critical and constructive role in the Middle East.