Middle East Intelligence Bulletin
Jointly published by the United States Committee for a Free Lebanon and the Middle East Forum
Vol. 5   No. 11

November 2003



LEBANON
Student Politics in Lebanon
Lebanon's annual round of university student elections, held by most schools in mid-November, offers revealing glimpses of what politics might look like after Syrian troops depart.
Gary C. Gambill
Dossier: Issam Fares
Although widely credited in Lebanon and Syria with convincing American officials to accept Syria's occupation of Lebanon, Lebanese billionaire Issam Fares' reputation is largely hype.
Ziad K. Abdelnour
Hariri's Dilemma
Lebanon's prime minister faces a difficult dilemma: comply with Syrian demands and fade into obsolescence, or stand his ground and fight.
Gary C. Gambill
SAUDI ARABIA
Interview: Saad al-Faqih
One of Saudi Arabia's leading dissidents speaks with MEIB about why the royal family is living on borrowed time.
Mahan Abedin
IRAQ
Syria's Failure in Iraq
While Syria's proxy war against coalition forces in Iraq has been a success, the political track of its strategy is floundering.
Gary C. Gambill
The Intelligence on Iraq's WMD
Contrary to popular belief, American pre-war intelligence estimates of Iraq's WMD capabilities were sound, if not fully accurate.
Thomas Patrick Carroll
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Gary C. Gambill

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Ziad K. Abdelnour
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Thomas Patrick Carroll
Daniel Nassif

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