Articles

ISIS: Iran’s Instrument for Regional Hegemony?

If Iran fights ISIS, Tehran would be turning against a movement that has been a useful surrogate for its interests.  Read More »

Demographic Upheaval: How the Syrian War is Reshaping the Region

The current political and military upheavals in the Middle East are producing new and far-reaching demographic realities.  Read More »

Inspections: The Weak Link in a Nuclear Agreement with Iran

Is it advisable to make a nuclear agreement with Iran that is so highly dependent upon inspections?   Read More »

“Cold-Blooded Murder” or a War on Terror?

Almost all Palestinians killed since talks began were from radical and Islamic terrorist groups.  Read More »

Sissi’s Election as President: What Does It Mean for Egypt?

Sissi is the first Egyptian president who has not participated in a war with Israel.  Read More »

Iran Launches “Hizbullah Syria” to Open a New Front Against Israel on the Golan Heights

“Hizbullah Syria” is a new vehicle for enhanced Iranian subversion in the Golan Heights  Read More »

Middle Eastern Christians: Battered, Violated, and Abused, Do They Have Any Chance of Survival?

Throughout the Middle East, the birthplace of Christianity, Christians are facing pervasive and systematic persecution that is steadily increasing in its intensity and scope.   Read More »

Boko Haram and the Future of Nigeria

Subduing Boko Haram is in the West’s interest.  Read More »

Palestinian Reconciliation and the Rising Power of Hamas and Islamic Jihad: An Iranian Windfall

With the reconciliation agreement, Abbas is preparing to integrate Hamas and Islamic Jihad into the PLO.  Read More »

The Rock and Roll Boycott of Israel

Overall, the cultural boycott of Israel appears to be losing ground.  Read More »

Iranian Strategy Feeds Off Perceived Western Weakness

Institute for Contemporary Affairs, founded jointly with the Wechsler Family Foundation  Vol. 14, No. 12    May 1, 2014 With a further round of the nuclear talks between Iran and the West to be held in mid-May, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali […]  Read More »

Palestinian Manipulation of the International Community

The lengthy and continuing conflict between Israel and the Palestinians has evolved, over the years, through various phases or cycles of terror on the one hand, and attempts at peace-making on the other.   Read More »

Egypt and Saudi Arabia Battle the Jihadist Current

Saudi Arabia has decided to join the battle against jihadists in the Middle East  Read More »

Palestinian Deception and the Unwarranted Trust of the West: The Case of Palestinian Accession to International Conventions

The hurried acceptance of the Palestinian applications by the UN is a serious violations of international law.   Read More »

The Crisis in the Peace Talks Was Pre-Planned by the Palestinians

Institute for Contemporary Affairs, founded jointly with the Wechsler Family Foundation Vol. 14, No. 9    April 10, 2014  In March 2014, Saeb Erekat, the head of the Palestinian negotiating team, prepared a 65-page document that surveys the diplomatic process and […]  Read More »