Writings by Topic: Middle East politics

Articles by MEF Staff and Fellows
Title Publication Date
Understanding Turkey's High Stakes F-35 Diplomatic Train Crash The Jerusalem Post June 12, 2019
Who is Stoking War Tensions Between Russia and Turkey in Idlib? The Jerusalem Post May 24, 2019
Egypt Looks to Libya Conflict for Regional Role The Jerusalem Post April 17, 2019
Druze, Christians and Muslims: Major Differences in Minority Communities The Jerusalem Post April 10, 2019
Iran Tries to Make IRGC Terrorist Designation About Israel The Jerusalem Post April 9, 2019
Turkey's Elections: What Do They Mean for Turkey and Erdoğan? Gatestone Institute April 5, 2019
Iran Is Making a Play to Outmaneuver the United States in Iraq The National Interest March 27, 2019
Is Iran's Foreign Minister Taking Over the 'Iraq File'? The Jerusalem Post March 27, 2019
Middle East Watching How Israel Handles Gaza The Jerusalem Post March 26, 2019
Ferry Tragedy and Corruption in Mosul Affect All Iraq The Jerusalem Post March 25, 2019
Massive Floods in Northern Iran Force Military Response The Jerusalem Post March 25, 2019
Why Didn't Algeria Light a New Fuse By Now? The Jerusalem Post March 15, 2019
Iranian President in Baghdad for His Own 'Deal of the Century' The Jerusalem Post March 11, 2019
Iraq's Difficult Road Ahead on Display at Suli Forum in Kurdish Region The Jerusalem Post March 9, 2019
Mystery Surrounds Mohammad Javad Zarif's 'Resignation' The Jerusalem Post February 27, 2019
Iran Hosts Syria's Assad in Tehran, Slams American "Plots" The Jerusalem Post February 25, 2019
From Venezuela to China, Turkey Seeks Broader Global Role The Jerusalem Post February 11, 2019
The Middle East's Tectonic Shifts The Jerusalem Post February 8, 2019
The Arab Socialist Movement aymennjawad.org February 4, 2019
How Tehran Plans to Control Syria The Jerusalem Post February 1, 2019
Qatar Brokers U.S. - Taliban Talks as Washington Seeks Way Out of Afghan War The Jerusalem Post January 27, 2019
A Lesson from Syria: US Military, Political Goals Must Align The Hill January 4, 2019
Is Iran's Influence in Iraq Growing, or Has It Reached a Plateau? The Jerusalem Post January 2, 2019
A Year of Tyranny and Murder The Jerusalem Post December 27, 2018
Turkey and EU: Can this Marriage be Saved? Gatestone Institute December 27, 2018
If Trump Wants to Divide Jerusalem into Three danielpipes.org December 24, 2018
The Great Turkish Brain Drain Gatestone Institute December 19, 2018
Qatar's Doha Forum Gives Iran a Platform in Post-ISIS Middle East The Jerusalem Post December 18, 2018
Iran, Turkey, Russia Threaten Israel in Eastern Mediterranean The Jerusalem Post December 17, 2018
What's Behind Sudanese Presidential Al-Bashar Going to Meet Syria's Assad The Jerusalem Post December 17, 2018
Is The Khashoggi Affair Spotlighting Israel? The Jerusalem Post December 13, 2018
Israel and the Yazidis The Jerusalem Post November 26, 2018
World Vision, Come Clean - A Rebuttal November 26, 2018
The Depths to Which the Oslo Process Has Driven Israel The Algemeiner November 20, 2018
Why Erdoğan's Charm Offensive Falls Flat Gatestone Institute November 15, 2018
In the Middle East, You Win with Fear Israel Hayom November 13, 2018
Iran as a 'Crazy State' New English Review November 1, 2018
Turkey and Qatar: An Alliance Under the Saudi Sword Gatestone Institute October 29, 2018
Oman Visit Only Latest Point of Support for Israel Jerusalem Post October 28, 2018
Leveraging Murder for Political Ambition: The Turkish and Qatari Way Jerusalem Post October 27, 2018
The Whitewashing of Jamal Khashoggi, Friend of Osama Bin Laden Jewish News Syndicate October 23, 2018
Is Israel's Position in Region as Secure as It Looks? Jerusalem Post October 22, 2018
Reign of Terror in Saudi Arabia Toronto Sun October 16, 2018
A Missing Journalist Has Created a Window of Opportunity National Interest October 15, 2018
Middle East Divided on Nikki Haley's Legacy Jerusalem Post October 10, 2018
Too Many Agendas in Gaza Preventing Quiet Jerusalem Post October 6, 2018
Israel's War with Iran Is Inevitable Jerusalem Post October 4, 2018
Erdoğan Visit Highlights Germany's Turkey/Russia Problem Gatestone Institute October 3, 2018
Iran Lashes out in Aftermath of Ahvaz Jerusalem Post September 23, 2018
British Anti-ISIS fighter Sentenced in Turkey for "Terrorism" Jerusalem Post September 17, 2018
25 Years Later: the Poisoned Chalice of the Oslo Accords Jerusalem Post September 13, 2018
Iran's Attack on Kurds Is a Message to Washington, Riyadh and Jerusalem Jerusalem Post September 9, 2018
Iranian Artillery Targets Kurdish Groups in Iraq Jerusalem Post September 8, 2018
Ungovernable Iraq: Baghdad Can't Form a Government Months after Election Jerusalem Post September 5, 2018
Iran's Power Play Shows Depth of Missile Threat Jerusalem Post September 2, 2018
Trump's Fake Allies in the Gulf Gatestone Institute August 24, 2018
The Future of Eastern Syria and the Israeli Interest Jerusalem Post August 15, 2018
The Druze, the Balance, and Israel's Unbalanced Right Jerusalem Post August 5, 2018
Syrian Activists: 'Ahed Tamimi Lucky Not to Be Imprisoned by Assad Regime' Jerusalem Post July 31, 2018
Whitewashing Far-Right Parties in the Middle East Jerusalem Post July 30, 2018
Turkey: New System, Old One-Man Show BESA Center July 30, 2018
Turkey Makes Its Mark on the World Cup: The 2018 Turkish Election Results Explained Sigma Insight Turkey July 25, 2018
Did Someone Say 'An Apartheid State'? Sigma Insight Turkey July 24, 2018
Party of One: Even the Arabs Are Sick of Erdoğan Gatestone Institute July 23, 2018
America Shouldn't Accept 'Illiberal Democracy' in the Middle East Washington Examiner March 10, 2018
A New Era at the State Department? Modern Diplomacy March 1, 2018
The Middle East: In the Shadow of the Gunmen PJ Media April 4, 2015
The Simple Wisdom of Arab Dictators FrontPageMagazine.com February 7, 2014
Do 'Syria,' 'Iraq' and 'Lebanon' Still Exist? The Tower February 2014
Can an Indonesian Model Work in the Middle East? Middle East Quarterly Summer 2013
American Islamist Groups Shape Arab Revolutions FrontPageMagazine.com July 31, 2012
The Arab League Comes Alive Middle East Quarterly Summer 2012
The Arab Uprisings' Impact Middle East Quarterly Winter 2012
Tunisian Elections and the Road to the Caliphate Jihad Watch October 27, 2011
Qatar's Sunni Side The American Spectator October 25, 2011
Gaddafi Dead - So What? Pajamas Media October 22, 2011
Weakening Washington's Middle East Influence Middle East Quarterly Summer 2011
Hala Mustafa and the Liberal Arab Predicament Middle East Quarterly Spring 2010
Is the Military Bulwark against Islamism Collapsing? Middle East Quarterly Summer 2009
Turkey's Military Is a Catalyst for Reform Middle East Quarterly Summer 2009
The Costs of Relying on Aging Dictators Middle East Quarterly Summer 2008
Are Muslim Countries Less Democratic? Middle East Quarterly Fall 2007
Dissident Watch: Abdul Karim Nabil Sulayman Middle East Quarterly Spring 2007
Middle East Strongmen, Ancient and Modern Middle East Quarterly Spring 2007
Can There Be an Islamic Democracy? Middle East Quarterly Spring 2007
Arab Politics: Back to Futility Middle East Quarterly Winter 2007
Is American Support for Middle Eastern Dissidents the Kiss of Death? AEI Middle Eastern Outlook December 5, 2006
Arabs Disavow Hizbullah Jerusalem Post July 26, 2006
Fight for Mideast democracy faltering Philadelphia Inquirer July 14, 2006
Quantifying Arab Democracy Middle East Quarterly Summer 2006
Democratize but Stabilize Middle East Quarterly Summer 2006
Arab Liberals Argue about America Middle East Quarterly Winter 2006
The Middle East's real bane: corruption Daily Star (Beirut) November 18, 2005
From Baghdad to Beirut, Arab Leaders Being Held To Account Forward October 28, 2005
Iraq and the Democratization of the Middle East La Rivoluzione Democratica Contro Il Terrorismo October 14, 2005
"The Arafat Model" National Review September 12, 2005
Dissident Watch: Ayman Nour Middle East Quarterly Summer 2005
Let Iraq handle Sunnis Baltimore Sun May 10, 2005
The U.N. at 60 Philadelphia Daily News April 26, 2005
That Occupation Feeling National Review Online April 18, 2005
Can Hezbollah and Hamas Be Democratic? New York Sun March 22, 2005
A Neo-Conservative's Caution New York Sun March 8, 2005
"The Hell of Israel Is Better than the Paradise of Arafat" Middle East Quarterly Spring 2005
Will Washington Support Democracy in Iran? JCPA Jerusalem Issue Brief February 13, 2005
Iraq has voted Wall Street Journal January 31, 2005
A Fresh Start National Review Online January 28, 2005
Democracy on the Wing Washington Post January 26, 2005
Arab Liberals: Prosecute Clerics Who Promote Murder Middle East Quarterly Winter 2005
Islamophobia's Big Day at the UN FrontPageMagazine.com December 15, 2004
Vacancy National Review Online December 10, 2004
Tapping the hornets' nest Haaretz December 10, 2004
Nation and Assassination in the Middle East Middle East Quarterly Summer 2004
Support the lesser evil [in Saudi Arabia] The Australian May 31, 2004
After Arafat Middle East Quarterly Spring 2004
20/20 Vision? The Middle East to 2020 Middle East Quarterly Winter 2004
The Decline of the Arabs Middle East Quarterly Fall 2003
After Saddam? Remaking the Mideast New York Post February 11, 2003
How Stable Are They? The CIA Speaks Middle East Quarterly Winter 2003
Requiem for Arab Nationalism Middle East Quarterly Winter 2003
Those Young Arab Muslims and Us Middle East Quarterly Fall 2002
Iraq and Syria: The Dilemma of Dynasty Middle East Quarterly Spring 2002
Israel's Parliamentary Intifada Middle East Quarterly Spring 2002
The Ulema: Middle Eastern Power Brokers Middle East Quarterly Fall 2001
Want Democracy? Get a King Middle East Quarterly December 2000
Can Democracy Prevail? Middle East Quarterly March 2000
The Palestinian Authority, a Hybrid Creation Middle East Quarterly September 1999
Mohammed Al Khilewi: "Saudi Arabia Is Trying to Kill Me" Middle East Quarterly September 1998
What Brings Peace, Wealth or Democracy? Middle East Quarterly September 1998
Osama El-Baz: "Expect Arab-Israeli Peace in Two Years" Middle East Quarterly December 1997
Why Radical Muslims Aren't Taking over Governments Middle East Quarterly December 1997
Boutros Boutros-Ghali: "I Support the Algerian Government" Middle East Quarterly September 1997
Will the Gulf Monarchies Work Together? Middle East Quarterly March 1997
Socialism's Last Defender Middle East Quarterly March 1996
On the Road: Russia and the Arabs Middle East Quarterly March 1995
Why Turkey Is the only Muslim Democracy Middle East Quarterly March 1994
Middle East Had Bright Spots But Dark Clouds Forming Philadelphia Inquirer January 9, 1994
Audio, Video and Transcripts
Title Publication Date
The Changing Middle East: An Insider's Perspective MEF Wire November 14, 2011
Does the Arab World Truly Want a "Palestine"? MEF Wire January 25, 2011
Can Arabs Be Democrats? MEF Wire December 9, 2005
Terror and Democracy in the Middle East MEF Wire May 20, 2004