Lee Smith, Weakening Washington's Middle East Influence
Obama's Cairo speech signaled the downturn

Bruce Maddy-Weitzman, Tunisia's Morning After
Despite substantive progress, the future remains uncertain

Cynthia Farahat, Egypt's Islamist Shadow
The regime and the Muslim Brotherhood have long colluded

Hilal Khashan, The View from Syria and Lebanon
Democracy seems unlikely to make headway in Damascus and Beirut

Sterling Jensen, Iraq Weathers the Political Storm
Still saddled with problems, Baghdad's democratic experiment has turned a corner

Ali Alfoneh, Mixed Response in Iran
Both regime and opposition take heart from the Arab uprisings


Ilan Berman, Tightening the Economic Noose
The West has considerable means to derail the regime's nuclear drive

Aaron Menenberg, Misreading the Mullahs
To prevent a nuclear Iran, concentrate on regime change

Mordechai Kedar and David Yerushalmi, Shari'a and Violence in American Mosques
Strictly observant imams are more likely to promote jihad

David Patterson, How Anti-Semitism Prevents Peace
Their hatred of Jews precludes Hamas and Fatah as Israeli negotiating partners

DOCUMENT: Arlene Kushner, UNRWA's Anti-Israel Bias
The U.N. agency has politicized its relief mission


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