Writings by Topic: Central Asia

Articles by MEF Staff and Fellows
Title Publication Date
Will the Turkey-Israel Split Doom Azerbaijan-Israel Relations? Middle East Forum ObserverMay 13, 2024
Why Is the Biden Administration Whitewashing Azerbaijan's Crimes? The Armenian Mirror-SpectatorApril 23, 2024
Does Diplomacy Work with Rogue Regimes? Two Tests Expose the Truth The Washington ExaminerApril 3, 2024
The West Must Ostracize – Not Reward – Hostage Takers The Washington ExaminerApril 2, 2024
Don't Play the Ethnic Card in Iran Middle East Forum ObserverMarch 25, 2024
Is a New Armenian Genocide on the Horizon? The StreamFebruary 26, 2024
Pan-Turkism and Islamism Drive Azerbaijani and Turkish Aggression against Armenians Middle East Forum ObserverFebruary 14, 2024
The Genocide of Christians: Islamic Terrorists vs. Muslim Statesmen The StreamSeptember 26, 2023
Starvation: 'The Invisible Genocide Weapon' Gatestone InstituteSeptember 3, 2023
What to Make of CNN's Exclusive about an ISIS Smuggler Who Moved Uzbeks over the Border Center for Immigration StudiesAugust 29, 2023
Turkish Conference Advocating an Independent Circassia Risks Upsetting Russia Nordic MonitorAugust 16, 2023
Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day: Christians Continue to Be Purged Gatestone InstituteApril 24, 2023
Tijuana's Mosque and the Open Road to California Center for Immigration StudiesNovember 30, 2022
Turkey: A NATO Ally? Gatestone InstituteOctober 28, 2022
The Russia-Iran Drone Axis Is Now a Global Threat The Jerusalem PostOctober 13, 2022
Iran and Turkey Join Dictators' Club; Gulf States to Follow? The Jerusalem PostSeptember 11, 2022
Is Iran's new Drone Factory in Tajikistan a Threat? The Jerusalem PostMay 18, 2022
As Trump Gives Up on 'Endless Wars,' Russia, China, and Iran Move In The Daily BeastFebruary 17, 2020
A Swiss-Cheese State For Palestinians Won't Work Bloomberg OpinionFebruary 3, 2020
Globetrotting Taliban Go to Iran to Get U.S. to Leave Afghanistan The Jerusalem PostNovember 27, 2019
War Isn't Over Just Because You Want It To Be Over The Daily WireSeptember 11, 2019
Why Is America Addicted to 'Deals'? The Jerusalem PostSeptember 9, 2019
Getting Smuggled from Afghanistan to Texas Is Easier than You Think The Center for Immigration StudiesAugust 6, 2019
Two Central Asia Summits Challenge the United States The Jerusalem PostJune 15, 2019
Massoud Day, September 9 The Gatestone InstituteSeptember 6, 2016
Research on the Islamic State, Syria, and Iraq August 1–August 31, 2016
South Korea Confronts Islamist Terror The Daily CallerAugust 4, 2016
Negotiating with the Taliban, Again The Washington ExaminerJune 14, 2016
In Afghanistan, the New Year Begins with an Ignominious End The Toronto SunDecember 31, 2014
Is Turkey Leaving the West? The Washington TimesFebruary 6, 2013
'Insider Killings' in Afghanistan FrontPageMagazine.comAugust 24, 2012
Not Nearly Enough On Afghanistan Forbes.comDecember 1, 2009
Articles in Middle East Quarterly
Title Publication Date
Can Afghanistan Be Rescued? Middle East QuarterlySpring 2012
Rethinking U.S. Strategy in Afghanistan Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2012
India's Changing Role Middle East QuarterlySpring 2011
Reforming the Village War Middle East QuarterlySpring 2011
Mission Creep and Its Discontents Middle East QuarterlySpring 2011
What Waziristan Means for Afghanistan Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2011
Nagorno-Karabakh in Limbo Middle East QuarterlyFall 2009
The Rise of the Chechen Emirate? Middle East QuarterlySummer 2008
Israel and Azerbaijan's Furtive Embrace Middle East QuarterlySummer 2006
Replace Turkey as a Strategic Partner? Middle East QuarterlySpring 2006
How Afghan Captivity Shaped My Feminism Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2006
Revisiting the Armenian Genocide Middle East QuarterlyFall 2005
Providing Arms Middle East QuarterlySpring 2005
The Camera and the Burqa Middle East QuarterlySpring 2002
The Taliban's International Ambitions Middle East QuarterlySummer 2001
It's Official: Taliban Pose a Danger to the United States Middle East QuarterlySeptember 1999
Russia's Back in Central Asia Middle East QuarterlyJune 1995
Policy Brief: Getting it Wrong in the Caucasus Middle East QuarterlyDecember 1994
Zhirinovsky vs. the Turks Middle East QuarterlyJune 1994
Title Publication Date
Derailing Democracy in Afghanistan: Elections in an Unstable Political Landscape Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2015
A Vulcan's Tale: How the Bush Administration Mismanaged the Reconstruction of Afghanistan Middle East QuarterlySpring 2012
My Life with the Taliban Middle East QuarterlySummer 2011
Decoding the New Taliban: Insights from the Afghan Field Middle East QuarterlyFall 2010
Operation Snake Bite: The Explosive True Story of an Afghan Desert Siege Middle East QuarterlySummer 2010
Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace ... One School at a Time Middle East QuarterlySummer 2009
Russia's Islamic Threat Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2008
For Prophet and Tsar: Islam and Empire in Russia and Central Asia Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2008
The Man Who Would Be King: The First American in Afghanistan Middle East QuarterlyFall 2006
Land Beyond the River: The Untold Story of Central Asia Middle East QuarterlySpring 2006
The New Geopolitics of Eurasia and Turkey's Position Middle East QuarterlySpring 2004
Afghanistan: Mullah, Marx, and Mujahid Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2003
The Rise of the Taliban in Afghanistan: Mass Mobilization, Civil War, and the Future of the Region Middle East QuarterlySummer 2002
Reaping the Whirlwind: The Taliban Movement in Afghanistan Middle East QuarterlySpring 2002
Central Asia: Prize or Quicksand? Middle East QuarterlySpring 2002
Turkey's Relations with the West and the Turkic Republics: The Rise and Fall of the "Turkish Model" Middle East QuarterlySummer 2001
Taliban: Militant Islam, Oil and Fundamentalism in Central Asia Middle East QuarterlyFall 2000
Energy Superbowl: Strategic Politics and the Persian Gulf and Caspian Basin Middle East QuarterlyMarch 1998
Russia and Azerbaijan: A Borderland in Transition Middle East QuarterlyDecember 1995
Afghanistan: The Soviet Invasion and the Afghan Response, 1979-1982 Middle East QuarterlyDecember 1995
Pride of Small Nations: The Caucasus and Post-Soviet Disorder Middle East QuarterlyMarch 1995
The North Caucasus Barrier: The Russian Advance towards the Muslim World Middle East QuarterlyJune 1994
Audio, Video and Transcripts
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The War in Afghanistan MEF WireSeptember 29, 2009
MEF in the Media
Title Publication Date
Daniel Pipes on the ISIS Threat to Central Asia Eurasia ExpertJuly 24, 2017
Title Publication Date
Ran Ichay on Former Soviet Central Asia and the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict Middle East Forum WebinarDecember 4, 2023
Gregg Roman: Defining U.S. Policy Toward the Azerbaijan-Armenia Conflict Middle East Forum WebinarAugust 18, 2023
Seth Frantzman on Drones and the Transformation of Warfare Middle East Forum WebinarJanuary 30, 2023
Irina Tsukerman on The Evolving Tehran-Moscow Axis Middle East Forum WebinarSeptember 2, 2022