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May 26, 2006

Palestinian Territories
Cook: Abbas’ Call for Referendum on Two-State Solution Puts Pressure on Hamas and Israel

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…

October 13, 2010

Palestinian Territories
The Mideast Moratorium Mess

The end of Israel’s ban on settlement building creates political problems for Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and a dilemma the Obama administration in part brought on itself, says Mideast expe…

March 18, 2008

Elections and Voting
Farhi: New Iranian Majlis Will Be Critical of Ahmadinejad on Domestic Issues

Farideh Farhi, an Iranian-born expert on Iranian politics, discusses the outcome of Iran’s parliamentary elections and its implications for President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

August 3, 2009

Iran
Events in Iran ’Polarizing’ Nation Further

With the reelection of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad now formalized, Iranian expert Farideh Farhi says there is now "the possibility of increased radicalism among the population."

May 20, 2009

Iran
Iranian Missile Test Politically Motivated

Thomas W. Lippman, an expert on Gulf security, says the latest Iranian missile test won’t have any military impact, because it is just an incremental step forward. But he says the timing of the annou…

December 19, 2006

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
Takeyh: Iranian Middle Class Growing Disillusioned with Ahmadinejad

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, 2009

Elections and Voting
U.S. Should React Cautiously to Iran’s ’Stolen Election’

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…

June 9, 2008

Development
More Investment Will Bring Security to Afghanistan

Afghanistan has a new development blueprint that leaders say will guide their country from decades of war and conflict.

July 11, 2007

Civil Society
Brown: Hamas, Fatah Likely to Reconcile Eventually

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, 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…