Middle East Intelligence Bulletin
Jointly published by the United States Committee for a Free Lebanon and the Middle East Forum
Vol. 5   No. 4

April 2003



SYRIA
Special Report:
The US-Syrian Crisis and the End of Constructive Engagement
The Bush administration's unprecedented use of coercive public diplomacy in the crisis with Syria suggests that the State Department's management of relations with Damascus has been definitively discredited.
Gary C. Gambill
Syria's Proxy Forces in Iraq
Syrian-backed terrorist groups and radical extremists have poured through the Syrian-Iraqi border to engage American forces in Iraq.
Ziad K. Abdelnour
LEBANON
Al-Manar and the War in Iraq
Hezbollah's television station has begun a propaganda campaign against American forces in Iraq patterned on its incitement of terrorism against Israel.
Avi J. Jorisch
Hezbollah Reportedly Acquires SA-18 SAMs Hezbollah's reported acquisition of the SA-18 surface to air missile would dramatically improve its air defense capabilities.
Intelligence Briefs
IRAN
The Origins of Iran's Reformist Elite
Iran's reform movement is largely an outgrowth of factional politics, but seems to offer the only concrete solutions to the country's political impasse.

Mahan Abedin
THE WAR ON TERROR
What's Wrong with American Spies?
Once the dust settles in Iraq, attention in Washington will turn again to intelligence reform, an issue that has sparked intense discussion inside (and outside) the beltway.

Thomas Patrick Carroll
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Gary C. Gambill

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Daniel Pipes

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Thomas Patrick Carroll
Matthew A. Levitt
Daniel Nassif

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