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After the U.S. Mid-Term Elections: The Congressional Role in U.S.-Iran Policy

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How Iran Views the Fall of Sana’a, Yemen: “The Fourth Arab Capital in Our Hands”

Iran commands the Strait of Hormuz and now is trying to seize the Bab el-Mandeb Strait  Read More »

Parliamentary Recognition of Palestine – Legally, Historically and Politically Questionable

“Recognition of Palestine” Hinders Peace Negotiations  Read More »

The Role of Hamas and Fatah in the Jerusalem Disturbances

The Brotherhood’s strategy hopes to unite all of the region’s Islamic movements around the idea of the Muslim Caliphate with the Al-Aqsa Mosque as its hub.  Read More »

The Significance of the First Hizbullah Attack against Israeli Forces since 2006

For the first time since the Second Lebanon War in 2006, Hizbullah claimed responsibility for an attack against Israeli forces.  Read More »

Yemen Changes Hands. Will an Iranian Stronghold Emerge Near the Entrance to the Red Sea?

Historic changes have occurred in Yemen. Will Yemen now be aligned with Iran? – Will an Iranian Stronghold Emerge Near the Entrance to the Red Sea?  Read More »

Mahmoud Abbas Justifies Palestinian Terror in His UN General Assembly Speech

Mahmoud Abbas’ speech to the UN General Assembly reflects the political reality that there is no Palestinian partner today for a settlement with Israel based on compromise.  Read More »

Qatar’s Support of Hamas and Jihadist Forces in the Middle East

Qatar is unquestionably engaged in international terrorist financing.  Read More »

Hamas Policy after Operation “Protective Edge”

Hamas understands that the use of violence and terror does not incur punitive measures against Gaza by the international community.  Read More »

Across Time and Death: Iran and the ISIS Challenge

Fierce, radical Sunni-jihadist winds now blow throughout the region, and the jihadists strive (and sometimes also succeed) to breach and erase borders and states.  Read More »

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA): An Agenda for Conflict

UNRWA has become an active agent in reaching out to international actors and audiences, and a powerful tool within the anti-Israel propaganda campaign.   Read More »

Iran: The Regional Power behind the Hamas War Effort

Since the calm that was achieved after Operation Pillar of Defense in 2012, Iran has been investing heavily in improving the quantity and quality of the rockets in the Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) arsenals.  Read More »

What Does an “Islamic Caliphate” in Iraq Mean?

As a new regional reality emerges in the Middle East, Israel faces new and more complex security challenges than in the past. These threats sharply focus the issue of defensible borders west of the Jordan River.   Read More »

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 »

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