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Palestinian Statehood? Security Implications for the Region
The Royal United Services Institute has brought together experts from across the Middle East and beyond to discuss the impact of ...

Palestinian Statehood? Security Implications for the Region
The Royal United Services Institute has brought together experts from across the Middle East and beyond to discuss the impact of ...

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Karzai and Obama Analysis: ‘The Obama Effect’ in the Middle East and Beyond 28 Apr 2009
Obama's presidency has been greeted with abundant goodwill in the Middle East and his rhetoric thus far has only bettered relations. Much depends on the concrete steps that will follow his fine words. Global Security Issues Middle East and North Africa Americas United States Egypt Middle East Peace
israel Analysis: After Gaza – A Two State Solution is the Only Option 26 Jan 2009
However disheartening the current war in Gaza has been, it can become the catalyst for such productive peace negotiations that will lead to the two-state solution. The latest conflict in Gaza has demonstrated to both sides that war can no longer improve their position over each other substantially enough to justify the cost involved. Middle East Peace Middle East and North Africa
Palestinian bomb attack Gaza Israel Analysis: Gaza, Hamas and the Suicide Bomber: Why Then and Not Now? 15 Jan 2009
Hamas has repeatedly stated that it has an army of 20,000 men that are willing to defeat their ‘Zionist enemy’ regardless of the cost, echoing the rhetoric of the second intifada (2000-2005). However, there is a crucial difference between the Hamas of the second intifada and the Hamas we see in Gaza today. Middle East Peace Middle East and North Africa Terrorism
Hamas HQ Gaza bombing Analysis: The War in Gaza—A View from Israel 13 Jan 2009
Israel’s actions in Gaza are designed to deal with more than the present challenge presented by Hamas – there are long term existential issues at stake. If Israel is to deter its neighbours from becoming involved in wars in the future, it must set back the strategic penetration of Iran and its radical axis. Middle East Peace Middle East and North Africa
Gaza demonstrations Analysis: The War in Gaza: A view from the Arab street 12 Jan 2009
The culture of resistance in the Arab world has become more uncompromising and more anti-European as a result of the attacks on Gaza and the round of international diplomacy that has followed it. Israel and its supporters have already suffered a major strategic defeat. Middle East Peace Middle East and North Africa Egypt
Gaza Conflict Analysis: Gaza and Lebanon: A Tale of Two Wars 2 Jan 2009 by Alistair Harris
The underlying logic to the current Israeli military response in Gaza is that Hamas can somehow be destroyed. Instead, the strategy will fuel support for Hamas and will feed the single narrative of suffering that sustains Al-Qa’ida and its global ideological affiliates. Middle East and North Africa Middle East Peace
Analysis: Après le déluge 18 Aug 2006 by Turi Munthe
After a month long war, perhaps the most significant in the Middle East in its recent history, are we now witnessing a new regional order? Middle East Peace Middle East and North Africa
RUSI Journal: Why Israel fears an Iranian Bomb 17 Feb 2005
Aside from the threat of being attacked, this suggests that there are other reasons why Israel appears so concerned about the possible development of an Iranian nuclear warhead. Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Strategy Global Security Issues Middle East Peace Middle East and North Africa
Analysis: The Road to Jerusalem 7 Dec 2004
Arafat is dead. Across the Arab world, the news was greeted with an outpouring of shock and mourning that dwarfed anything we have seen in the West since the generation of WWII leaders died. Middle East and North Africa Middle East Peace
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