May 26, 2006Palestinian Territories
Steven Cook says Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’ call for a two-state negotiated solution was "a shrewd move" becuase it puts pressure on the Hamas-led PA government, but also serves to constrai…
March 18, 2008Elections and Voting
Farideh Farhi, an Iranian-born expert on Iranian politics, discusses the outcome of Iran’s parliamentary elections and its implications for President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
December 19, 2006Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
Ray Takeyh, a leading Iranian expert, says the recent elections in Iran show a growing loss of confidence in President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad by the middle class.
June 14, 2009Elections and Voting
Gary G. Sick, an expert on Iranian affairs, says the reelection of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad amounted to an internal coup. The prospect of U.S. talks with Iran is now "infinitely more complicated…
July 11, 2007Civil Society
Nathan J. Brown, an expert on Arab and Palestinian politics, says despite the major split in Palestinian ranks between Fatah and Hamas, it is “unlikely in the extreme” that some kind of peace arrange…
June 2, 2006Palestinian Territories
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…
September 26, 2007Iran
Iran expert Gary G. Sick says Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad probably regards his visit to the United Nations as “successful” because it allowed him to get his views out to a wide audience.