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Turkey's Forthcoming Elections (March 7, 2014)
by Burak Bekdil, columnist for the Ankara-based Hurriyet Daily News.

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Al-Qaeda's Resurgence in Iraq's Anbar Province (January 23, 2014)
by Bing West, Marine infantry officer, Vietnam combat veteran, and assistant secretary of defense in the Reagan administration.

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Geneva's Impact on Saudi Arabia (December 17, 2013)
by Simon Henderson.

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The Muslim Brotherhood's Jihad against the Coptic Church (November 13, 2013)
by Raymond Stock.

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Egypt's Continuing Turmoil (October 31, 2013)
by Jonathan Spyer, associate fellow at the MEF and senior research fellow at the Global Research in International Affairs Center in Herzliya, Israel.

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The Congressional Debate on Syria (September 10, 2013)
by Danielle Pletka.

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Egypt in Political Crisis (July 30, 2013)
by Raymond Stock.

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Egypt's Looming Economic Ruin (May 30, 2013)
by David P. Goldman, author, economist, noted demographer, and associate fellow with the Middle East Forum.

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The Implications of Obama's Foreign Policy Team for the Middle East (March 20, 2013)
by Jonathan S. Tobin, senior online editor of Commentary magazine.

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America's Withdrawal from the Middle East under the Obama Doctrine (February 6, 2013)
by Lee Smith, senior editor with the Weekly Standard and Fellow at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies.

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Israel and the Palestinians (December 17, 2012)
by Steven J. Rosen.

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The Arab Spring and Egypt's Nuclear Weapons Program (November 16, 2012)
by Raymond Stock.

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The Huge Impact of Israel's Energy Reserves (November 8, 2012)
by Lawrence Solomon, executive director of the public policy institute, Energy Probe Research Foundation.

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The Jihad Against Christians in the Middle East (October 12, 2012)
by Raymond Ibrahim.

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Israel's Foreign Policy Challenges (September 24, 2012)
by Danny Danon, Deputy Speaker of the Knesset and Chairman of World Likud.

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Did Muhammad Exist? (April 24, 2012)
by Robert Spencer, director of Jihad Watch.

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Iran's Growing Presence in Latin America (April 23, 2012)
by Ilan Berman.

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Preventing a Nuclear Iran (March 19, 2012)
by Michael Rubin, a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute and a senior lecturer at the Naval Postgraduate School.

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U.S. Policy Options in Syria (February 27, 2012)
by Gary C. Gambill, former editor of the Middle East Intelligence Bulletin.

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Uncovering Saddam's Secrets (January 26, 2012)
by Joseph Sassoon, adjunct professor of Middle East studies at Georgetown University and author of "Saddam Hussein's Ba'th Party: Inside an Authoritarian Regime".

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Muslims in the West: Loyal to Whom? (January 18, 2012)
by Mark Durie, a theologian, human rights activist, pastor of an Anglican church, and Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities.

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Islamic Civilization is Dying (November 15, 2011)
by David P. Goldman, best known for his "Spengler" column at Asia Times Online, which draws a million readers a month.

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The Changing Middle East: An Insider's Perspective (November 14, 2011)
by Danny Yatom, IDF Major General (Ret.) and former head of the Mossad Intelligence Service.

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Challenges Facing the States of North Africa (November 3, 2011)
by Bruce Maddy-Weitzman, Principal Research Fellow at the Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies, Tel Aviv University.

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Middle East Upheavals and Israel (October 27, 2011)
by Efraim Inbar, professor of Political Studies at Bar-Ilan University and director of its Begin-Sadat (BESA) Center for Strategic Studies.

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Why Lebanon Matters (May 23, 2011)
by Michael J. Totten, a foreign policy analyst who has reported from the Middle East, the Balkans, and the Caucasus..

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The Strategic Significance of Damascus (May 16, 2011)
by Jonathan Spyer, a senior research fellow at the Global Research in International Affairs Center in Israel, and columnist for the Jerusalem Post.

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Egypt: At the Crossroads (April 7, 2011)
by Saad Eddin Ibrahim, founder of the Ibn Khaldoun Center for Development Studies, and visiting professor of Arab and Islamic Studies at Harvard University.

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NGO Attempts to Demonize and Isolate Israel (March 14, 2011)
by Gerald Steinberg, president of NGO Monitor and a professor at the Political Studies Department at Bar Ilan University.

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Military Intervention in Libya Serves No U.S. Interests (March 11, 2011)
by Dirk Vandewalle, professor of government at Dartmouth College and author of "A History of Modern Libya".

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The Future of Egypt and the Region (February 14, 2011)
by David Bukay, professor of Middle East Studies at the University of Haifa and author "Arab-Islamic Political Culture".

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Does the Arab World Truly Want a "Palestine"? (January 25, 2011)
by Efraim Karsh, editor of the Middle East Quarterly and Professor of Middle East & Mediterranean Studies at King's College London.

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Muslims in the West: Loyal to Whom? (January 20, 2011)
by Mark Durie, theologian, human rights activist, and pastor of an Anglican church in Australia.

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Wikileaks Revelations: More Good than Bad? (December 28, 2010)
by Lee Smith, visiting fellow at the Hudson Institute and author of The Strong Horse: Power, Politics, and the Clash of Arab Civilizations.

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The Battle for Iraq (October 28, 2010)
by Amatzia Baram, professor in the Department of the History of the Middle East and director of the Center for Iraq Studies at the University of Haifa, Israel.

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Islamists' Twin Assault on Free Speech (October 28, 2010)
by Daniel Huff, director of the Middle East Forum's Legal Project.

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Engaging Damascus: A Bad Idea (October 14, 2010)
by David Schenker, senior fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, and former Pentagon top policy aide on the Arab countries of the Levant.

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My Battle for the Truth Against the French Establishment (October 12, 2010)
by Philippe Karsenty, deputy mayor of Neuilly, France.

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Obama's Failed Middle East Policy (August 24, 2010)
by Efraim Karsh, editor of the Middle East Quarterly and Professor of Middle East and Mediterranean Studies at King's College London.

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The Islamization of Turkey (June 15, 2010)
by Zeyno Baran, director of the Hudson Institute Center for Eurasian Policy, and formerly director of the International Security and Energy Programs at the Nixon Center.

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Criticizing Israel, Outside of Israel (June 4, 2010)
by Steven J. Rosen and Peter Beinart.

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The Israel Test (May 25, 2010)
by George Gilder, a leading intellectual and advocate for Israel, free markets, and technological innovation, and former speechwriter for several Republican candidates.

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Defeating Nonviolent Jihad (May 24, 2010)
by David J. Rusin, director of Islamist Watch.

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How Islamists Turned the World Upside Down (May 10, 2010)
by Melanie Phillips, a journalist who writes for the Daily Mail and author of the best-selling Londonistan.

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U.S.-Israel Relations in Crisis (April 21, 2010)
by Steven J. Rosen, director of the Forum's Washington Project.

Can People-Power Defuse Iran's Nuclear Threat? (March 10, 2010)
by Raymond Tanter, President of the Iran Policy Committee, lecturer on terrorism and weapons proliferation at Georgetown University, and former White House National Security Council member.

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How the Mubarak Regime Enables the Persecution of Egypt's Copts (February 26, 2010)
by Magdi Khalil, an Egyptian-born human rights activist, prominent figure on Arabic media, and director of the Middle East Freedom Forum.

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"Detoxifying Islamists" (January 27, 2010)
by Haras Rafiq, a director of CENTRI, an organization focused on countering extremism at the operational level.

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Political Correctness and Fort Hood (December 15, 2009)
by Shannen Rossmiller, former judge and pioneer of cyber counter-terrorism, whose work has led to the capture of several Al-Qaeda operatives.

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Moderate Islam: Western Ally or Western Myth? (December 1, 2009)
by Daniel Pipes and Wafa Sultan.

Tehran's Domestic and International Fronts (November 4, 2009)
by Patrick Clawson, deputy director of the Washington Institute of Near East Policy, and a senior editor of the Middle East Quarterly.

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"The Muslim World Needs Reform" (October 20, 2009)
by Wafa Sultan, Syrian-born psychiatrist and author of "A God Who Hates".

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The War in Afghanistan (September 29, 2009)
by Joseph C. Myers, Deputy Director of the Combined Joint Interagency Task Force-Nexus Afghanistan, and career Infantry and Foreign Area Officer.

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Raymond Ibrahim's Muslim charity debate (August 25, 2009)
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New Middle East Polling Data (August 13, 2009)
by Adam Pechter, founder of Pechter Middle East Polls and former deputy publisher of the Middle East Quarterly.

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The Situation of Post Election Iran (July 21, 2009)
by Ali Alfoneh, visiting research fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and doctoral candidate in political science at the University of Copenhagen.

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Is Jihad Outdated? How Islamists Work the System (June 4, 2009)
by Steven Emerson, founder and executive director of the Investigative Project on Terrorism.

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The Iranian Presidential Elections (June 4, 2009)
by Patrick Clawson, deputy director for research at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy and a leading specialist on Iran.

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Islamist Terrorism, Terror and Iraq (April 30, 2009)
by Shimshon Issaki, a leading expert on Islamic terrorism and retired IDF brigadier general.

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Israel and the Iranian Bomb (April 27, 2009)
by Steven J. Rosen, director of the Forum's Washington Project, and director of foreign policy issues for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee from 1982 to 2005.

Turkish-Israeli Relations (April 3, 2009)
by Soner Cagaptay, director of the Turkish Research Program at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy and an expert on Turkish-Israeli relations.

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Resisting Stealth Jihad (March 9, 2009)
by Robert Spencer, director of Jihad Watch and the author of Stealth Jihad: How Radical Islam Is Subverting America without Guns or Bombs.

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The 2009 Israeli Elections (February 12, 2009)
by Allen Roth, founder of "One Jerusalem" and former senior advisor to Benjamin Netanyahu.

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Resisting Stealth Jihad (January 14, 2009)
by Robert Spencer, director of Jihad Watch and the author of Stealth Jihad: How Radical Islam Is Subverting America without Guns or Bombs.

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Wishful Thinking and Iran (November 10, 2008)
by Steven J. Rosen, former director of foreign policy issues at AIPAC for more than two decades.

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The Hamas-Fatah War & Israeli Security (November 3, 2008)
by Jonathan Schanzer, director of policy at the Jewish Policy Center, and former counterterrorism analyst for the U.S. Dept. of the Treasury.

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Jihad on Trial (October 6, 2008)
by Andrew C. McCarthy, director of the Center for Law and Counterterrorism at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and author of Willfull Blindness: Memoir of the Jihad.

The Secret War With Iran (September 11, 2008)
by Ronen Bergman, senior security and intelligence correspondent for Israel's largest daily newspaper, Yediot Ahronot, and author of The Secret War with Iran.

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"My Pentagon Years" (May 8, 2008)
by Douglas J. Feith, former undersecretary of defense for policy in the Bush administration, and professor of national security policy at Georgetown University.

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What's at Stake for the West in Lebanon? (March 6, 2008)
by David Wurmser, former advisor to Vice President Dick Cheney, and author of Tyranny's Ally: America's Failure to Defeat Saddam Hussein.

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Culture and Conflict in the Middle East (January 29, 2008)
by Philip Carl Salzman, author of the book, "Culture and Conflict in the Middle East".

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Jihad and the Presidential Candidates: An Assessment (December 11, 2007)
by Robert Spencer, director of Jihad Watch and author of two New York Times bestsellers.

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America's Flawed Ideas in the Middle East (October 29, 2007)
by Martin Kramer, author of "Ivory Towers on Sand" and is the Senior Middle East Advisor to the 2008 presidential campaign of Rudy Giuliani.

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The Iran Threat: President Ahmadinejad and the Coming Nuclear Crisis (September 12, 2007)
by Alireza Jafarzadeh, author of the book "The Iran Threat", and former US spokesman for the National Coalition of Resistance of Iran.

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The Soviets' Nuclear Gamble in the Six-Day War (June 6, 2007)
by Isabella Ginor and Gideon Remez, co-authors of the book "Foxbats Over Dimona".

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Guests of the Ayatollah (April 19, 2007)
by Mark Bowden, journalist and author of "Guests of the Ayatollah".

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My Year Inside Radical Islam (March 5, 2007)
by Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, senior consultant for the Gerard Group International.

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The Threat to Israel's Existence: Why It's Back, What It Means (February 15, 2007)
by Daniel Pipes, director of the Middle East Forum.

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My Vision for Israel (December 12, 2006)
by Avigdor Lieberman, minister of strategic affairs and deputy prime minister of Israel.

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Righteous Muslims (December 11, 2006)
by Robert Satloff, executive director of The Washington Institute for Near East Policy.

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The Palestinian Authority's Double Game: Preach Peace and Incite War (November 21, 2006)
by Itamar Marcus, founder and director of Palestinian Media Watch (PMW).

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Londonistan (November 15, 2006)
by Melanie Phillips, prominent British journalist, recipient of the Orwell Prize, and author of six books.

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Betrayal: France, the Arabs, and the Jews (November 2, 2006)
by David Pryce-Jones, senior editor of National Review.

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Energy Alternatives and the War on Terror (October 30, 2006)
by R. James Woolsey, former Director of Central Intelligence.

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How is Israel's Economy Withstanding the Test of War (October 24, 2006)
by Ron Dermer, Israel's Minister of Economic Affairs in the United States.

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Are Professors Promoting Anti-Israel Attitudes on Campus? (September 10, 2006)
by James R. Russell, Mashtots Professor of Armenian Studies, Harvard University.

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Londonistan: Radical Islam and the Disintegration of British Society (May 17, 2006)
by Melanie Phillips, a prominent British journalist and author of six books and the recipient of the Orwell Prize for journalism.

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The Case for America as "Goliath" (April 28, 2006)
by Michael Mandelbaum, the Christian A. Herter Professor of American Foreign Policy at The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, D.C..

America's Place in the World (April 10, 2006)
by Anthony Zinni, a former Commander-in-Chief of United States Central Command (CENTCOM) and President George W. Bush's special envoy to the Middle East in 2002.

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Can the United Nations Be Helpful in the Middle East? (March 21, 2006)
by John Bolton, U.S. permanent representative to the United Nations, former Undersecretary of State for Arms Control and International Security.

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Can Arabs Be Democrats? (December 9, 2005)
by Barry Rubin, editor of the Middle Eastern Review of International Affairs and the Director of the Interdisciplinary Center at the Global Research in International Affairs in Israel.

The Oslo Syndrome: Delusions of a People Under Siege (September 26, 2005)
by Kenneth Levin, is the author of The Oslo Syndrome: Delusions of a People Under Siege.

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Dealing with the Iranian Threat (September 16, 2005)
by Patrick Clawson, deputy director for research of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.

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Tehran Rising (September 14, 2005)
by Ilan Berman, vice president for policy at the American Foreign Policy Council in Washington, DC.

Leaving Gaza: Is the Withdrawal good for Israel? (June 28, 2005)
by Meyrav Wurmser, director of the Center for Middle East Policy and senior fellow at the Hudson Institute.

How the Lebanese Won Their Freedom Back (May 19, 2005)
by Walid Phares, professor of Middle East studies at Florida Atlantic University and a senior fellow at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies.

Iraq and the Importance of the U.N.'s Oil-for-Food Scandal (May 3, 2005)
by Claudia Rosett, an investigative journalist with the Wall Street Journal and journalist-in-residence with the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies.

Lessons from the Counter-terrorism War (April 8, 2005)
by Boaz Ganor, founder of the International Policy Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT) and deputy dean of the Lauder School of Government and Diplomacy at the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya, Israel.

Iran's nuclear ambitions & U.S. options (March 16, 2005)
by Michael Eisenstadt, a senior fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy and director of its Military and Security Studies Program.

Eurabia - Europe's Future? (February 7, 2005)
by Bat Ye'or, a historian who has published groundbreaking works on minorities and.

Is Israel Important? (January 19, 2005)
by Bret Stephens, a member of the editorial board of the Wall Street Journal and former editor-in-chief of the Jerusalem Post.

An Unbridgeable U.S./Europe Divide? (December 14, 2004)
by Robert Kagan, director of the U.S. Leadership Project at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

Internment: A Tool in the War on Terror? (December 2, 2004)
by Michelle Malkin, a syndicated columnist and author of two books.

Arafat: Funding the Terror (November 22, 2004)
by Matthew Rees, Jerusalem bureau chief of Time magazine since 2000.

Ending America's Dependence on Middle East Oil (October 27, 2004)
by Gal Luft, executive director of the Institute for the Analysis of Global Security in Washington, D.C.

Iraq, a test case for democracy? (October 12, 2004)
by Michael Rubin, editor of the Middle East Quarterly and a resident scholar of the American Enterprise Institute.

Draining Terror's Financial Swamps (October 11, 2004)
by Douglas Farah, a consultant, freelance writer on terror finance and national security matters, and a senior fellow at the Consortium for the Study of Intelligence.

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The Islamist Challenge to American Security (September 22, 2004)
by Frank J. Gaffney, Jr., founder and president of the Center for Security Policy in Washington, DC.

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Israel's Creation: The Untold Diplomatic Story (June 15, 2004)
by Daniel Mandel, associate director of the Middle East Forum.

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Terror and Democracy in the Middle East (May 20, 2004)
by Michael Ledeen, an expert on U.S. foreign policy and the Freedom Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research.

Telling the Truth about the Palestinians (April 27, 2004)
by Khaled Abu Toameh, West Bank and Gaza correspondent for the Jerusalem Post and U.S. News and World Report.

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Preachers of Hate: Islam and the War on America (April 21, 2004)
by Kenneth R. Timmerman, investigative reporter and best-selling author.

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Understanding the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict (March 23, 2004)
by Daniel Pipes, director of the Middle East Forum and member of the presidentially-appointed board of the U.S. Institute of Peace.

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How to Regain Momentum in the War on Terror (February 17, 2004)
by David Frum, resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research and former presidential speechwriter.

If Hamas Inherits the Palestinian Authority (February 3, 2004)
by Shmuel Bar, a senior research fellow at the Institute of Policy and Strategy in Herzliya, Israel.

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Shutting Down Terrorist Financing (December 11, 2003)
by David Aufhauser, former chief legal advisor to the U.S. Treasury and senior policy advisor to the secretary..

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Arafat's War (December 2, 2003)
by Efraim Karsh, Director of Mediterranean Studies at King's College, University of London.

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Taking Baghdad: A First-hand Account (November 20, 2003)
by Lt. Col. Scott Rutter, commander of the 2-7 Infantry, distinguished military graduate of Campbell University, winner of the Bronze Star for valor.

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Financing Palestinian Terror (October 31, 2003)
by Ilka Schröder, Member of European Parliament and winner of the Theodore Lessing Prize for Exemplary Action.

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Turning Off the Tap of Terrorist Funding (September 19, 2003)
by Rachel Ehrenfeld, director of the New York-based American Center for Democracy.

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Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books (June 6, 2003)
by Azar Nafisi, visiting professor of literature at Johns Hopkins University, specializing in the study of Iran, Middle East culture, and human rights.

Saudi Abductions and the Betrayal of American Families (May 20, 2003)
by Patricia Roush, executive director of the Center for Children's Issues, a San Francisco-based advocacy organization specializing in international child abductions.

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The Syrian Occupation of Lebanon (May 13, 2003)
by Gary C. Gambill, research associate at the Middle East Forum and a consultant to Freedom House.

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The Current Crisis Through the Eyes of the Greeks (May 6, 2003)
by Victor Davis Hanson, professor of classics at California State University in Fresno.

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The Iraq War: How It Was Seen in the Middle East (April 21, 2003)
by Jonathan Schanzer, Soref fellow at The Washington Institute for Near East Policy.

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The Saudi State and Terrorism (April 4, 2003)
by Dore Gold, former Israeli ambassador to the U.N.

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Saudi Arabia and the Rise of the Wahhabi Threat (February 27, 2003)
by Stephen Schwartz, senior policy analyst with the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies based in Washington, DC.

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The Threat Posed by Hezbollah (November 26, 2002)
by Eyal Zisser, assistant professor of Middle Eastern and African history at Tel Aviv University.

Saudi Arabia's Links to Terrorism (November 19, 2002)
by Laurent Murawiec, French author, journalist, professor and policy consultant & analyst.

Understanding the Jihad against America (October 24, 2002)
by Bat Ye'or, author of several books on the life of minorities under Muslim rule.

Arafat's Links to Terrorism (June 3, 2002)
by Joseph M. Hoeffel, U.S. Representative currently serving his second term representing Pennsylvania's 13th district.

Turkey, A Partner In The War On Terror (May 31, 2002)
by Faruk Loğoğlu, Turkey's Ambassador to the United States.

Iraqi WMD and the U.N. Plan of Action (May 10, 2002)
by Hans Blix, Executive Chairman of the United Nations Monitoring and Verification Inspection Committee (UNMOVIC), the agency that monitors Iraqi weapons..

Making Sense of the Six-Day War (May 6, 2002)
by Michael Oren, a senior fellow at the Shalem Center in Jerusalem, and former director of Israel's Department of Inter-Religious Affairs.

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Leaders and Followers: Sources of Terrorism (March 21, 2002)
by Anthony Lake, assistant to former President Clinton on national security affairs from 1993 to 1997.

Middle East Studies Fails in America (March 14, 2002)
by Martin Kramer, Editor of the Middle East Quarterly.

Global Jihad and America's War (February 19, 2002)
by Bat Ye'or, author of several books on the life of minorities under Muslim rule.

After Afghanistan: Iraq (October 17, 2001)
by Barham Salih, Prime minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government in Sulayimania, Iraq.

Turkey's Place in the War against Militant Islam (October 17, 2001)
by Stephen Kinzer, former New York Times bureau chief in Instanbul.

Sanctions Have Helped Northern Iraq (July 10, 2001)
by Michael Rubin, author of Into the Shadows.

The Implications of Intifada II (May 29, 2001)
by Yuval Steinetz, Israeli parliament member.

A Report on Arab America (May 18, 2001)
by Joseph Farah, CEO of WorldNetDaily.com.

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The Struggle for the Temple Mount (May 2, 2001)
by Gershom Gorenberg, author of The End of Days: Fundamentalism and the Struggle for the Temple Mount.

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Saddam's Bombmaker (April 2, 2001)
by Khidhir Hamza, former director general of Saddam Husayn's nuclear program and co-author of.

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Dealing with Saddam Husayn (March 7, 2001)
by R. James Woolsey, director of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency during the Clinton administration from 1993-1995.

Can Arabs Join the World Economy? (March 1, 2001)
by Patrick Clawson, Director for research at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.

Iraqi Opposition Leaders: The Evil of Saddam (February 12, 2001)
by Sharif Ali al-Hussein, Ahmed Chalabi and Sheikh Mohammed Mohammed Ali, leaders of the Iraqi National Congress.

Jousting Over Oslo (February 5, 2001)
by Stephen Cohen and Daniel Pipes, founder and president of the Institute for Middle East Peace and Development and National Scholar of the Israel Policy Forum (Cohen), and the director of the Middle East Forum (Pipes).

Slavery in the Sudan (November 7, 2000)
by John Eibner, assistant to the international president of the Geneva-based Christian Solidarity International (CSI).

The Israeli-Palestinian Crisis (October 26, 2000)
by Aaron Miller, former Deputy Special Coordinator for Middle Eastern Affairs at the State Department.

Edward Said and Me (September 20, 2000)
by Justus Reid Weiner, a scholar-in-residence with the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs.

Spurring Economic Growth in the Middle East: What Needs to Be Done? (September 6, 2000)
by Inder Sud, Director of the Middle East Department at the World Bank since 1995.

Post-Zionism and Israeli Politics (August 17, 2000)
by Limor Livnat, a member of the Israeli Knesset and former Minister of Communications.

Lebanon and Syria in a New Era (June 15, 2000)
by Colonel Charbel Barakat and Daniel Pipes, former deputy commander of the South Lebanon Army (Barakat), and director of the Middle East Forum (Pipes).

The Greatest Threat (April 13, 2000)
by Richard Butler, former director of the United Nations Special Commission on Iraq (UNSCOM) in 1997-99.

The View from Kuwait (March 18, 2000)
by Shafeeq N. Ghabra, director of the Kuwait Information Office in Washington and a distinguished academic who teaches politics at Kuwait University.

U.S. Interests and Turkey (March 13, 2000)
by Marc Grossman, Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs.

Arabs and Israelis: The View from Jerusalem (February 17, 2000)
by Ehud Olmert, mayor of Jerusalem since 1993.

Is a Syria-Israel Treaty Good for the United States? (January 28, 2000)
by Richard Murphy and Daniel Pipes, Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign (Murphy) and president of the Middle East Institute, and Daniel Pipes, director of the Middle East Forum (Pipes).

Can the United Nations Fix the Middle East? (January 12, 2000)
by Barbara Crossette, United Nations bureau chief for The New York Times and author of three well-received books on South Asia.

Slavery in the Middle East (December 8, 1999)
by Charles Jacobs, Moctar Teyeb and Samuel Cotton, three experts on the issue.

The Multiple Identities of the Middle East (November 16, 1999)
by Bernard Lewis, professor emeritus at Princeton University and author of twenty books.

Is Turkey Still an Ally? (May 7, 1997)
by Sabri Sayari, executive director of the Institute of Turkish Studies at Georgetown University.

Pessimism and Optimism in Israel (April 16, 1997)
by Efraim Inbar, Barry Rubin and Shmuel Sandler, a panel discussion.

A Very Bad Agreement, but the Only Agreement Possible (March 19, 1997)
by Joel Singer, legal advisor to Israel's Foreign Ministry in its negotiations with the Palestinians.

A Pessimist's View of the Peace Process (February 13, 1997)
by Yigal Carmon, a former advisor to Prime Ministers Shamir, Rabin, and Netanyahu.

Why the Hebron Agreement is Important (January 15, 1997)
by Herbert Leisenberg, a Philadelphia Attorney and member of the Board of Governors of the Middle East Forum, reporting on a discussion with Aaron Miller, deputy to then Middle East Envoy Dennis Ross..

The Establishment's Power (January 6, 1997)
by Daniel Pipes, director of the Middle East Forum.

Is The New Israel Really New? (December 9, 1996)
by Gideon Samet, Consul General of Israel, and a leading journalist and intellectual.

What does it mean to be haunted by one's past? (October 1, 1996)
by Bernard Lewis, professor emeritus at Princeton University and the author of twenty books.

Israel after the Elections (June 18, 1996)
by Amos Perlmutter, a professor of Political Science and Sociology at American University and a leading specialist on political and military affairs.

From the Belly of the Beast (May 16, 1996)
by Saad al-Bazzaz, a defector from Saddam Husayn's Iraq, who previously served as head of the Iraqi Radio and Television Establishment and editor of one of Baghdad's main daily newspapers.

The Fundamentalist Phenomenon (April 23, 1996)
by Judith Miller, a writer for the New York Times.

"New" Middle East or Old (April 16, 1996)
by Samuel Lewis, former U.S. Ambassador to Israel.

The Hidden World of Muslim Women (February 26, 1996)
by Geraldine Brooks, a former reporter for The Wall Street Journal and now a freelance writer.

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