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Unrest in Iran has dominated news coming out of the Middle East for nearly two weeks. It is a big story, with protests spreading to nearly 80 cities. Iran looked less to be the behemoth whose reach could not be stopped in the region, and more a country whose long-term stability might well be in question.
Michael Knights, a research fellow at the Washington Institute For Near East Policy, suggested the UK was somewhat bereft of alternative policy options when it came to the federal government's recapturing of Kirkuk: "The UK still follows the US in Iraq, so the UK would only have had other options if it chose ...

Back in the days of the Soviet Union, foreign analysts used to pay great attention when, on big occasions, the communist leadership lined up on top of Lenin's tomb in Moscow. Who was there? And where were they positioned in relation to the party secretary-general? Such speculation was called ...
David Makovsky is the Ziegler Distinguished Fellow at the Washington Institute For Near East Policy. He served as a senior advisor to the U.S. Secretary of State during the last round of Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations (2013-2014). He is the author of a new interactive website, Settlements and ...
Turkish democracy is dying. Of the three parties in the country's legislature that oppose President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), the leader of the first -- the Peoples Democracy Party (HDP) -- has been jailed by Erdogan. The leader of the second -- the Nationalist ...
"The U.S. will probably limit its involvement mainly to moral support for the protestors," David Pollock, a senior fellow at the Washington Institute For Near East Policy, told Xinhua. protests erupted on Dec. 28, 2017, in Mashhad in north Iran, sparked by frustration over high prices of basic goods such as eggs, ...

"I think the response so far from the US has been a good response," Michael Singh, a former Bush administration official who is now a senior fellow at the Washington Institute For Near East Policy told CNN's Wolf Blitzer Tuesday, assessing the Trump Administration's approach. "I don't think we should be ...
"It hasn't worked well," Andrew J. Tabler, a Syria expert at the Washington Institute For Near East Policy, said of Turkey's effort on the Kurds. Insistence on blunting Kurdish power in Syria, he said, "takes the limelight in Turkey." A previous attempt to convene talks in Sochi, in November, failed when Turkey ...
The other is employed by the Washington Institute For Near East Policy, a think tank started by the anti-deal AIPAC. The article presents no actual evidence and even acknowledges mid-way through that it is speculative. It is not a piece of original investigative journalism but rather a rehashing of a hit job by ...
Prime Minister of Lebanon Saad Hariri, left, meets with Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE armed forces, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahayan, Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017 Mohamed Al Hammadi/Crown Prince Court - Abu Dhabi via AP ...
Ghaith al-Omari, a senior fellow at the Washington Institute For Near East Policy and former member of the Palestinian Authority, told Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson this week that Trump's move puts the Palestinians "in a corner." "This announcement has put the Palestinians and the Palestinian president in a ...
James Jeffrey, a distinguished fellow at the Washington Institute For Near East Policy and a former diplomat, said the current unrest is not likely to result in an overthrow of the Iranian government but still amounts to a significant problem. "The underlying sentiment is broadly shared in the population," Jeffrey ...
"The U.S. will probably limit its involvement mainly to moral support for the protestors," David Pollock, a senior fellow at the Washington Institute For Near East Policy, told Xinhua. protests erupted on Dec. 28, 2017, in Mashhad in north Iran, sparked by frustration over high prices of basic goods such as eggs, ...
Mohammed Abdul Aziz, Editor of the Fikra Forum at the Washington Institute For Near East Policy, believes there is one more major reason for the regime's targeting of political opponents. "Sisi is afraid that he and other members of his government will be held accountable for many of the crimes committed ...
The other is employed by the Washington Institute For Near East Policy, a think tank started by the anti-deal AIPAC. The article presents no actual evidence and even acknowledges mid-way through that it is speculative. It is not a piece of original investigative journalism but rather a rehashing of a hit job by ...
Ghaith al-Omari, senior fellow at the Washington Institute For Near East Policy, echoed Stock's sentiment. "The Dec. 10 deadline was too ambitious, and it was on its way to be missed anyway," al-Omari told VOA. "But all attention right now is focused on the Jerusalem issue, which may create the space for ...
The Dabiq news agency is considered an "unofficial auxiliary" propaganda account, separate from ISIS' more structured media wing, according to Aaron Zelin, a fellow at the Washington Institute For Near East Policy. He said Dabiq is used by jihadists to push messages out to a broader audience, then ...

Rahmil: I knew I always wanted to work in foreign policy; I just didn't know in what capacity. I did two summers interning doing high tech sales. I knew that wasn't for me. So, after my junior year abroad in Jerusalem, I had the opportunity to intern at AIPAC [the American Israel Public Affairs Committee] over ...
... conceded -- and then present a credible peace plan, including on Jerusalem. Dennis Ross is the former American envoy to the Middle East and counselor at the Washington Institute For Near East Policy. David Makovsky is the Ziegler Distinguished Fellow at the Washington Institute For Near East Policy, ...
... a meeting with the Washington Institute For Near East Policy. "The UAE and Saudi Arabia have worked and are still working on easing the suffering of the Yemeni people, and they have offered humanitarian assistance to the Yemeni regions liberated from the terrorist organisations, and have opened land, ...
Prime Minister of Lebanon Saad Hariri, left, meets with Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE armed forces, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahayan, Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017 Mohamed Al Hammadi/Crown Prince Court - Abu Dhabi via AP ...
Ambassador James Jeffrey, former U.S. Ambassador to Iraq and Turkey, now senior fellow at Washington Institute For Near East Policy, talks with host Carol Castiel about a range of policy challenges in the Middle East from President Donald Trump's controversial decision to recognize Jerusalem as the ...
Eric Pelofsky Visiting Fellow at the Washington Institute For Near East Policy, Former Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for North Africa and Yemen at the National Security Council (2014-2017) - Follow him on twitter (@EPelofsky). author-image. Stephen Pomper U.S. Program Director for International ...
In fact, the long-range missile strikes came on top of hundreds of short-range tactical rockets and missiles the Houthis fired into Saudi border towns and military bases, wounding and displacing thousands, according to a recent study by the Washington Institute For Near East Policy. "The Iranians," said Miller, ...
Ghaith al-Omari, a senior fellow at the Washington Institute For Near East Policy and former member of the Palestinian Authority, told Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson this week that Trump's move puts the Palestinians "in a corner." "This announcement has put the Palestinians and the Palestinian president in a ...
Ambassador James Jeffrey, former U.S. Ambassador to Iraq and Turkey, now senior fellow at Washington Institute For Near East Policy, talks with host Carol Castiel about a range of policy challenges in the Middle East from President Donald Trump's controversial decision to recognize Jerusalem as the ...
Ambassador James Jeffrey, former U.S. Ambassador to Iraq and Turkey, now senior fellow at Washington Institute For Near East Policy, talks with host Carol Castiel about a range of policy challenges in the Middle East from President Donald Trump's controversial decision to recognize Jerusalem as the ...
"I think he does govern from the gut," said Andrew Tabler, a fellow with the Washington Institute For Near East Policy. "His approach seems to be to put America's adversaries or various players into dilemmas. "There's a degree of unpredictability to him in the sense that everything is on the table, which ...
A 2016 study by the Washington Institute For Near East Policy that examined Daesh textbooks found that children were being taught how militants identify "unbelievers" and what measures should be taken against them. Even the study of Mathematics and chemistry involved a Daesh twist. For example, one ...
"I don't want to minimize the hurt the Palestinians feel," said David Makovsky, a senior fellow at the Washington Institute For Near East Policy. "But there was a duality to Trump's message that has gotten lost." Mr. Trump, he said, was not closing the door to negotiations on borders and sovereignty. "Both parts ...
Middle East issues were the focus of discussions held between the Washington Institute For Near East Policy and the Saudi delegation. (AN photo). Related Articles. Saudi female diplomats are making great progress, says ambassador · Korean open diplomacy attracts Saudis to Pyeong-Chang Winter ...
16 Phillip Smyth, "Iraqi Shiite Foreign Fighters on the Rise Again in Syria," Washington Institute For Near East Policy, PolicyWatch 2430 (2015). 17 Phillip Smyth, "How Iran is Building Its Syrian Hezbollah," Washington Institute For Near East Policy, PolicyWatch 2580 (2016). 18 Saeed Kamali Dehghan, ...
And while Jerusalem functions as the de facto Israeli capital, David Makovsky, director of the Project on the Middle East peace process at the Washington Institute For Near East Policy, said an announcement will kill any chances of a peace deal. "There is a historic justice in it, in that every president, ...
"If done wisely/without bombast, moving US embassy to #Jerusalem could repair historic injustice to #Israel wo/harming peace prospects," Robert Satloff, executive director of the Washington Institute For Near East Policy, tweeted. But on Tuesday, a cascade of warnings came in from around the globe from ...
Soner Cagaptay is the director of the Turkish Research Program at the Washington Institute For Near East Policy and the author of "The New Sultan: Erdogan and the Crisis of Modern Turkey." He told Al-Monitor, "Erdogan's base is saturated. He barely reached 50% in the referendum [on replacing Turkey's ...
Anna Borshchevskaya, the IRA Weiner fellow at the Washington Institute For Near East Policy, explains why Russian president Vladimir Putin has backed Syria's Assad regime to the hilt through six years of civil war, and through direct military intervention since the fall of 2015. Part of the explanation lies with ...
Washington (CNN) The Trump administration is seriously considering recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel in early December, even as President Donald Trump signs a waiver to keep the embassy in Tel Aviv for another six months, sources tell CNN. Two senior administration officials and allies ...
On the 70th anniversary of the ratification of the United Nations Partition Plan, The Washington Institute For Near East Policy has launched a new website called "Settlements and Solutions" that seeks to use civilian satellite imagery to provide a better understanding of West Bank demography in ...
According to Matthew Levitt, director of the Stein Program on Counterterrorism and intelligence at the Washington Institute For Near East Policy, ...
... targeted counterinsurgency techniques," Eric Trager, former Fellow at the Washington Institute For Near East Policy, wrote in The Cipher Brief.
... latest reconciliation deal between Hamas and Fatah" said Ghaith Al Omari, a senior fellow at The Washington Institute For Near East Policy.
Matthew Levitt, a terrorism expert at the Washington Institute For Near East Policy, says it doesn't surprise him that IS would capitalize on what ...
According to Jeffrey, who as a fellow of the Washington Institute For Near East Policy is still in touch with senior Turkish figures, "nothing drives ...
Matthew Levitt, a terrorism expert at the Washington Institute For Near East Policy, says it doesn't surprise him that IS would capitalize on what ...
According to Jeffrey, who as a fellow of the Washington Institute For Near East Policy is still in touch with senior Turkish figures, "nothing drives ...
Matthew Levitt, a terrorism expert at the Washington Institute For Near East Policy, says it doesn't surprise him that IS would capitalize on what ...
Matthew Levitt, a terrorism expert at the Washington Institute For Near East Policy, says it doesn't surprise him that IS would capitalize on what ...
He currently works for In Defense of Christians, and was previously a Research Assistant at the Washington Institute For Near East Policy.
... has been knee-deep in the counterfeit business for quite some time," said Matthew Levitt with the Washington Institute For Near East Policy.
... and in Khmeimim," said Anna Borshchevskaya, a fellow at the Washington Institute For Near East Policy who focuses on Russia's policy in the ...


 

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