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WINTER 2007 • VOLUME XIV: NUMBER 1

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Pernille Ammitzbøll and Lorenzo Vidino, After the Danish Cartoon Controversy
Moderate Muslims battle back after radical imams manufactured a crisis

Patrick Clawson, Could Sanctions Work against Tehran?
Iran is more vulnerable to economic sanctions than many believe

Igor Khrestin and John Elliott, Russia and the Middle East
Moscow strikes a Faustian bargain with Islamists and terror sponsors

Thomas von der Osten-Sacken and Thomas Uwer, Is Female Genital Mutilation an Islamic Problem?
Failure to address female circumcision reflects lack of freedom, not absence of a problem

TERRORISM RESURGENT

Ali Alfoneh, Iran's Suicide Brigades
Training suicide battalions has both domestic and international purposes

Soner Cagaptay, Can the PKK Renounce Violence?
The Kurdish terrorist group's rhetoric may change, but its beliefs do not

OUT WITH THE NEW, IN WITH THE OLD

Barry Rubin, Arab Politics: Back to Futility
History repeats as Islamists adopt failed Arab nationalist strategies

Or Honig, The End of Israeli Military Restraint
As restraint fails, Jerusalem reverts to a policy of deterrence

WHO OWNS KIRKUK?

Nouri Talabany, The Kurdish Case
Kirkuk is the Kurdish "Jerusalem"

Yücel Güçlü, The Turkoman Case
Kirkuk's Turkoman roots must be recognized

REVIEWS

Brief Reviews
Dutch Islamists ... Kurds … Arabian oil ... Northern Iraq ... Barbary pirates

COMMENTARY

Michael Rubin, Dissident Watch: Mansour Osanlou
Preventing a new Solidarity, Tehran cracks down on a bus drivers' union

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