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January 25, 2010

Iraq
Avoiding Crisis in Iraq’s Political Minefield

As Iraq’s pre-election crisis deepens, Iraq analyst Reidar Visser says Washington must do more to counter the sectarian agenda emerging in Baghdad’s political landscape.

February 25, 2010

Elections and Voting
Pre-Elections, Iraqis Crave Stability

The coalition led by Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is likely to lead in the March 7 parliamentary elections, as Iraqis look for stability and security after years of conflict, says Nir Rosen, an ana…

March 9, 2010

Somalia
Disengaging From Somalia

Instead of fighting jihad in Somalia by supporting the weak transitional government, the United States would have more success focusing on humanitarian aid and development, says democracy and governa…

November 17, 2010

Iraq
A Tenuous Deal in Iraq

Despite a walkout by political leader Ayad Allawi, the Iraq power-sharing deal can hold if Prime Minister Maliki keeps his word and if the formation of a new government stir up frictions among rival …

January 28, 2011

Middle East and North Africa
The Arab World’s ’Unprecedented’ Protests

The level of public anger against homegrown problems in Egypt and other Arab countries is something new, and it pushes the Obama administration back in the direction of the Bush-era "freedom agenda,"…

February 15, 2011

Democracy
A Politically ’Comatose’ Mideast Awakens

The ouster of autocrats in Tunisia and Egypt has awakened a hunger for change in the Arab world, says CFR’s Thomas W. Lippman, but it’s unlikely to result in a widespread fall of regimes.

April 8, 2011

Democracy
Democracy Promotion and the Obama Doctrine

President Obama is right to balance U.S. national interests with democracy promotion in dealing with the Middle East, intervening in select cases and standing behind democracy advocates in others, sa…

March 2, 2011

Democracy
’New Chapter’ in Middle East

The Arab world’s new revolutionary fervor marks a convergence of values the United States should welcome even if it means rethinking the balance of interests and ideals, says Middle East expert Richa…

March 23, 2011

Bahrain
Un-Unified Oppositions in Bahrain and Yemen

Opposition movements in Bahrain and Yemen are hobbled by societal and sectarian divisions that were finessed in Tunisia and Egypt, says Middle East expert Kristin Smith Diwan.

April 1, 2011

Middle East and North Africa
Handling the Middle East’s ’Tectonic’ Shifts

The United States needs to ’differentiate’ among its interests to determine how and when to intervene in protests sweeping the region, and should engage assertively in the Israeli-Palestinian conflic…