Middle East Intelligence Bulletin
Jointly published by the United States Committee for a Free Lebanon and the Middle East Forum
Vol. 5   No. 10

October 2003



LEBANON
Lebanese Farmers and the Syrian Occupation
Syria's pursuit of "economic complementarity" with its smaller neighbor is destroying Lebanon's agricultural sector and fueling an explosion of rural poverty.
Gary C. Gambill
Troubles at Home for Hezbollah
Under Syrian Pressure, Government Refuses to Disclose Hamas, Iraqi Assets
Intelligence Briefs
SYRIA
The US-Syrian Crisis: Why Diplomacy Failed
How career diplomats doomed the Bush administration's effort to prod Syrian President Bashar Assad into voluntarily reducing his regime's sponsorship of terrorist groups opposed to the Middle East peace process and ending its support for insurgents fighting American forces in Iraq.
Ziad K. Abdelnour
Implications of the Israeli Reprisal in Syria
In launching Israel's first attack on Syrian soil in nearly three decades earlier this month, Prime Minister Ariel Sharon unveiled a sweeping change in the Jewish state's defense policy.
Gary C. Gambill
Congressional Sanctions on Syria: The Fine Print


IRAQ
Dossier: Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq
Iraq's largest and best-organized Shiite political faction has survived the assassination of its founder and chairman
Mahan Abedin
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Gary C. Gambill

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Thomas Patrick Carroll
Daniel Nassif

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