Russian Policy Toward the Middle East Under Yeltsin and Putin
September 2, 2001 | Dr. Robert O. Freedman
Following the collapse of the Soviet Union, its main successor state, Russia, emerged in a greatly weakened geopolitical position. Complicating Russia's problems was a politically weak and often physically sick President Boris Yeltsin. Concerned about its "soft underbelly" in Transcaucasia and Central Asia, regions that were threatened by radical Islam, Moscow focused its Middle East efforts on Turkey and Iran, both of which had a considerable amount of influence in the two regions.
Israel Looks Over the Horizon: Responding to the Threats of Weapons Proliferation
July 1, 2001 | Prof. Gerald M. Steinberg
The wave of Palestinian violence and terrorism that began at the end of September 2000 led to a widespread tendency to focus exclusively on Israeli-Palestinian political and security relationships. This narrow concentration of attention is potentially misleading and obscures the fundamental security threats that Israel is facing at the beginning of the twenty-first century.
The Emerging Threat of Iraq and the Crisis of Global Security
September 1, 2000 | Richard Butler
Ten years ago the UN Security Council imposed upon Iraq some very specific requirements for disarmament. After Iraq had been expelled from Kuwait, the Council decided unanimously that Iraq may not have nuclear, chemical, or biological weapons; or missiles which could fly beyond 150 km. The Security Council's decisions were taken with the full authority of international law.
Russia and Iran: A Tactical Alliance
December 15, 1997 | Dr. Robert O. Freedman
Saudi Arabia in the 1990s: Stability and Foreign Policy
September 1, 1997 | Mordechai Abir
No Security, No Peace
March 29, 1997 | Amb. Dore Gold
The Islamic Jihad: The Imperative of Holy War
February 15, 1993 | Dr. Boaz Ganor
Hamas–The Islamic Resistance Movement in the Territories
February 2, 1992 | Dr. Boaz Ganor
Syria and Terrorism
November 15, 1991 | Dr. Boaz Ganor