Writings by Topic: Strategic alliances

Press Releases
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MEF Launches 'Divest from Qatar' Campaign News from the Middle East ForumOctober 27, 2023
Articles by MEF Staff and Fellows
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America, Support Israel and Choose Victory The Washington TimesApril 8, 2024
As Handing of War Pushes U.S. Away, Netanyahu's Half-Steps May Not Be Enough to Fix Ties The Times of IsraelApril 3, 2024
Syrian Kurds Say U.S. Presence Important to Regional Stability VOA NewsApril 2, 2024
A World without the Islamic Republic of Iran Middle East ForumMarch 20, 2024
More than a Decade on, No End in Sight for Syria's War VOA NewsMarch 14, 2024
American Foreign Policy in the Middle East Hinges on Saudi Arabia The AlgemeinerMarch 14, 2024
Israel Needs a Paradigm Shift Towards Iran Arutz ShevaMarch 12, 2024
The Protests in al-Suwayda' Six Months Later: Interview SubstackMarch 6, 2024
Is U.S. Military Assistance Subsidizing Turkey's Occupation of Cyprus, Syria, and Iraq? Middle East Forum ObserverMarch 6, 2024
Gaza Is Not the Real Crisis in the Middle East – Jordan Will Be Middle East Forum ObserverMarch 4, 2024
Pentagon Report Says ISIS Taps Turkey for Cash Transfers to Support Global Ops Nordic MonitorFebruary 26, 2024
Turkish Drug Trafficker Laundered Iranian Funds Through Breakaway Turkish Cyprus Nordic MonitorFebruary 23, 2024
The U.S. Must Stand by and for the Kurds RealClear WorldFebruary 22, 2024
Did Biden Just Accidentally Ban Arms Sales to Turkey? Washington ExaminerFebruary 16, 2024
Pan-Turkism and Islamism Drive Azerbaijani and Turkish Aggression against Armenians Middle East Forum ObserverFebruary 14, 2024
Did Qatar Buy Munich Security Conference as It Bought the 2022 World Cup? Focus on Western IslamismFebruary 13, 2024
ISIS-K Exploits Turkey for Logistics, Fighter Transfers and Terror Attacks Nordic MonitorFebruary 12, 2024
Do Iraqis Really Want the Americans to Withdraw? Middle East Forum ObserverFebruary 12, 2024
Turkey Threatens to Invade Greece and Armenia Middle East Forum ObserverFebruary 12, 2024
Interview with Shaykh Muhammad al-Tamimi of Faylaq al-Wa'ad al-Sadiq SubstackFebruary 9, 2024
Did Iraqi Kurdish Allies Kill a U.S. Government Employee in Cold Blood? Washington ExaminerFebruary 4, 2024
Greece and Cyprus Should Link Turkey F-16s to Ending Occupation EkathimeriniJanuary 30, 2024
Hamas's Turkish Benefactor Occupies Key Position in Ruling Party, Facilitates Access to Funding Nordic MonitorJanuary 29, 2024
U.S. Support Is Firm, but Biden and Netanyahu Play Dangerous Game with Two-State Fight The Times of IsraelJanuary 26, 2024
Iran's 'Axis of Resistance' after October 7, Part II: The Houthis Geopolitical Intelligence ServicesJanuary 26, 2024
Turkey's Pro-Kurdish Party Opposed Sweden's NATO Membership, Voted Against It in Parliament Nordic MonitorJanuary 25, 2024
How the US Should Respond to Turkey's Strings-Attached Gift to Sweden The Washington ExaminerJanuary 24, 2024
Turkey Humiliated NATO; If NATO Can't Expel It, Here's Plan B Middle East Forum ObserverJanuary 24, 2024
Is Qatar Putting the Squeeze on the Anti-Taliban Resistance?  Middle East Forum ObserverJanuary 23, 2024
Senior Hamas Leader, Aided by Iran-Backed Hizbullah, Orchestrates Anti-Israel Events in Turkey Nordic MonitorJanuary 21, 2024
Al Jazeera Doesn't Deserve the Benefit of the Doubt Washington ExaminerJanuary 16, 2024
The Uphill Struggle to Break German Ties with Hamas Focus on Western IslamismJanuary 14, 2024
As Israel Continues to Battle Hamas, Blinken Comes with Demands It Can't Meet The Times of IsraelJanuary 11, 2024
Iran Uses Turkey as Hub to Support Houthis Nordic MonitorJanuary 11, 2024
South Africa, Turkey, Norway Must Face Consequences for Terror Support Middle East Forum ObserverJanuary 11, 2024
How Iran Abandoned the PLO in Favor of Hamas Middle East Forum ObserverJanuary 8, 2024
U.S. Should Endorse Somaliland's Independence Middle East Forum ObserverJanuary 3, 2024
Israel Must Cut off the Head of the Octopus Iran Arutz ShevaDecember 31, 2023
Three-Front Conflict in the Middle East The Jerusalem PostDecember 23, 2023
Cuba and Iran Are Still State Sponsors of Terrorism RealClear DefenseDecember 22, 2023
Turkey Set to Adopt New Legislation to Attract Foreign Currency, Sparking Concerns of Abuse by Criminals, Terrorists Nordic MonitorDecember 21, 2023
Jaysh al-Ummah Statement on Gaza: Overview and Analysis SubstackDecember 21, 2023
The U.S. Must Confront the Houthis Once and for All The HillDecember 20, 2023
Another Senior Hamas Financier Acquired Citizenship in Turkey Courtesy of Erdogan Gov't Nordic MonitorDecember 20, 2023
Did North Korea Play a Role in Hamas Terrorism? Washington ExaminerDecember 18, 2023
Why Iran Is Going on the Offensive Washington ExaminerDecember 17, 2023
We Need a Two State Solution (in Turkey) Middle East Forum ObserverDecember 16, 2023
Israel Should Ignore Jake Sullivan Washington ExaminerDecember 15, 2023
What America Has to Do to Regain Its Leadership Position Israel HayomDecember 14, 2023
Global Leaders' Doha Forum Dilemma The Times of IsraelDecember 11, 2023
Silence the Diplomatic Clock on Israel's War Efforts JNSDecember 5, 2023
Abu Ubaida of the Al-Qassam Brigades: A Poster Boy for the Erdogan Government, Radical Groups in Turkey Nordic MonitorNovember 30, 2023
'The Islamic Resistance in Iraq'- A Brief Overview and Analysis SubstackNovember 25, 2023
Israel to Be Listed as Top Security Threat in Turkey's Secret Red Book Nordic MonitorNovember 18, 2023
Top Muslim Brotherhood Operative Intensifies Lobbying Campaign in Turkey for Hamas Nordic MonitorNovember 12, 2023
Why Are the Houthis Attacking Israel? The Jerusalem PostNovember 11, 2023
Hamas Campaign Raises Concerns of Increased Radicalization in Turkey Nordic MonitorNovember 9, 2023
Hamas Leaders Worth Staggering $11B Revel in Luxury — while Gaza's People Suffer The New York PostNovember 7, 2023
Iran's "Controlled Insurgency" against the U.S. in Syria and Iraq The Jerusalem Strategic TribuneNovember 2023
Arsonist and Firefighter: Understanding Qatar's Role in the Region The Jerusalem PostOctober 27, 2023
Beverly Hills Politician and Rabbi Launch Campaign to Boycott Qatar's Hotels and Expel Its Consulate Jewish JournalOctober 23, 2023
U.S. Keeps Turkey at Arm's Length, Sidelining the Erdoğan Government at Major Events Nordic MonitorOctober 19, 2023
U.S. Denial of $6 Billion to Iran Is Its Latest Display of Pro-Israel Resolve South Florida Sun SentinelOctober 18, 2023
October 7 and the War for the Middle East The Jerusalem PostOctober 14, 2023
Will Israel and the U.S. Attack Iran? Iran InternationalOctober 11, 2023
Netanyahu Looks to Cap off Streak of Successes in America with UN Address The Times of IsraelSeptember 22, 2023
PM Holds 'Friendly' UN Sidelines Meet With Zelensky against Backdrop of Tensions The Times of IsraelSeptember 20, 2023
Turkey Collaborates with Niger's Coup Leaders against U.S. and the West Nordic MonitorAugust 14, 2023
Turkey Cooperates with Wagner Group and Sanctioned Malian Officials to Aid War Against Ukraine Nordic MonitorJuly 27, 2023
President Herzog Goes to Washington The Times of IsraelJuly 21, 2023
Herzog Heads to Washington on High-Stakes Mission to Keep U.S.-Israel Fissure in Check The Times of IsraelJuly 18, 2023
Iran-Russia Alliance and U.S. Collide in Syria The Jerusalem PostJune 30, 2023
Turkey's New Education Minister Tied to Tehran's Quds Force Nordic MonitorJune 27, 2023
Was Raid on Iran Opposition Group Tied to Biden-Tehran 'Mini-Agreement'? Fox NewsJune 25, 2023
Revolution in Iran: The State of Minorities, Uprising Against Tehran The Jerusalem PostJune 16, 2023
Erdoğan Regime Punches Sweden Again; Accusations of Election Interference Nordic MonitorMay 24, 2023
The New Middle East Rules of the Rules-Based Order EMETMarch 23, 2023
Biden Admin Neglects Israel-Saudi Negotiations JNSMarch 15, 2023
Palestinian Terrorist Leila Khaled Says Ex-Lebanon PM Was a PFLP Operative The Jerusalem PostFebruary 23, 2023
Israel, Morocco, and the Western Sahara: How to Strengthen the Abraham Accords The Jerusalem PostFebruary 14, 2023
Israel-Sudan Agreement a Success for Abraham Accords, Setback for Iran The Jerusalem PostFebruary 10, 2023
Strategic Patience with Turkey to Undercut Erdoğan Ahead of Election Gatestone InstituteFebruary 3, 2023
Turkey's Twisted Anti-NATO Tango National ReviewFebruary 1, 2023
Turkey's Elections Are Not Just Turkey's Gatestone InstituteJanuary 26, 2023
Can the Biden Administration Ensure that Turkey's Erdoğan 'Stays Bribed?' 19FortyFiveJanuary 25, 2023
Israel Participates in U.S. Navy Exercise in Gulf of Oman C4ISRNETDecember 13, 2022
UAE and Israel Ratify Trade Agreement; $5 Billion by 2025 The Jerusalem PostDecember 11, 2022
Israeli Tech Key to In-Demand Air Defenses The Jerusalem PostDecember 7, 2022
Abraham Accords in Action: Israel-UAE Trade Flourishes The Jerusalem PostNovember 29, 2022
The Burgeoning Israel-India Strategic Alliance The Jerusalem PostNovember 25, 2022
Turkey: A NATO Ally? Gatestone InstituteOctober 28, 2022
Iranians in Crimea? The Russia-Iran Model for Syria Moves to Ukraine The Jerusalem PostOctober 19, 2022
Will Israel Supply Ukraine with Air Defenses? The Jerusalem PostOctober 13, 2022
The Russia-Iran Drone Axis Is Now a Global Threat The Jerusalem PostOctober 13, 2022
What U.S., Israel Should Learn from Iran Missile Attacks on Iraq The Jerusalem PostOctober 9, 2022
Israel Reaps Fruits Sown by Abraham Accords Two Years Ago The Jerusalem PostSeptember 18, 2022
Israel's Layered Air Defenses Transform the Middle East The Jerusalem PostAugust 3, 2022
AI in the IDF: Israeli Troops Speak with Their Drones Defense NewsAugust 1, 2022
Can Israel and the UAE Help Contain China and Russia? The Wall Street JournalJuly 29, 2022
The Israel-India-UAE-US Relationship Is Now a Strategic Fact The Jerusalem PostJuly 14, 2022
Israel Is Hedging Between Ankara and Athens The Jerusalem PostJuly 8, 2022
Iran Is Worried about U.S.-Israel-Saudi Talks Ahead of Biden's Trip The Jerusalem PostJune 27, 2022
Much Has Changed in the Middle East Since Biden's Last Visit The Jerusalem PostMay 11, 2022
Non-Western US Allies on Ukraine: It's a Problem, but not Our Problem JNSMay 11, 2022
Why a U.S.-Israel Alliance is a Terrible Idea The Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and SecurityJune 25, 2019
Two Central Asia Summits Challenge the United States The Jerusalem PostJune 15, 2019
How Russia Defeated America in Syria The Jerusalem PostDecember 20, 2018
The Depths to Which the Oslo Process Has Driven Israel The AlgemeinerNovember 20, 2018
A Unique Regional Opportunity to Confront Iran on Various Fronts Jerusalem PostAugust 21, 2018
Ending The 'Theater of the Absurd' At The UNHRC The HillJune 20, 2018
Erdogan's Unrequited Arab Love Gatestone InstituteMarch 18, 2018
An Arab NATO? Be Careful What You Wish For Fox NewsMay 28, 2017
Can Trump Construct a New World Order? BESA Center PerspectivesDecember 18, 2016
Face it America, Turkey's Just Not That into You The Gatestone InstituteJune 21, 2015
It's Time for Israel to Stop Neglecting Cyprus HaaretzJune 14, 2015
A Turkish-Saudi Military Offensive in Syria? The Gatestone InstituteMay 10, 2015
The Mideast Battle Lines Are Drawn The Jerusalem ReportApril 16, 2015
The Middle East Turmoil and Israel's Security International Relations and Security Network (ISN)April 13, 2015
Why Yemen Matters The Washington TimesMarch 28, 2015
Security Challenges of the New Israeli Government BESA Center PerspectivesMarch 19, 2015
A Two-and-a-Half-Country Union Hürriyet Daily NewsNovember 5, 2014
Erdogan's Book of Defeat The Gatestone InstituteOctober 31, 2014
Shifting Mideast Sands Reveal New Alliances PJ MediaMarch 14, 2014
Is the US changing sides in the regional conflict between Iran and its enemies? The Jerusalem PostNovember 30, 2013
After the Pax Americana PJ MediaNovember 9, 2013
Cyprus Joins the Middle East The Washington TimesNovember 6, 2013
Can my enemy's enemy be my friend? Ha'aretzMarch 30, 2012
South Sudan, Israel's New Ally The Washington TimesJanuary 3, 2012
Cyprus on the World Stage National Review OnlineOctober 11, 2011
Pakistan and China: Strengthening Ties The American SpectatorOctober 4, 2011
The Enduring Iran-Syria-Hezbollah Axis AEI Middle Eastern OutlookDecember 2009
British government's deal involving Lockerbie bomber shatters 'Special Relationship' with U.S. New York Daily NewsSeptember 2, 2009
The Middle Eastern Cold War Jerusalem PostJune 17, 2009
Does Turkey Still Belong in NATO? Philadelphia BulletinApril 6, 2009
Obama in Berlin Washington PostJuly 24, 2008
The Proposed U.S. Security Commitment to Iraq House Foreign Affairs CommitteeJanuary 23, 2008
Is Iraqi Kurdistan a Good Ally? AEI Middle Eastern OutlookJanuary 2008
Turkey, Still a Western Ally? Jerusalem PostDecember 5, 2007
NATO Fights the Jihadis New York SunOctober 3, 2006
Israel Has a War to Win Los Angeles TimesJuly 20, 2006
The US defends its allies Bitterlemons InternationalJuly 6, 2006
What binds Ankara and Jerusalem Jerusalem PostMay 1, 2005
Europe vs. America New York PostJanuary 14, 2003
The Real "New Middle East" CommentaryNovember 1998
[Turkey and Israel:] The Birth of a New Middle East Alliance Washington TimesJanuary 5, 1998
A New Axis: The Emerging Turkish-Israeli Entente National InterestWinter 1997/98
Articles in Middle East Quarterly
Title Publication Date
Kuwait's Hedging Strategy Toward Iran and Saudi Arabia Middle East QuarterlySpring 2024
Is the Turco-Iranian Friendship Real? Middle East QuarterlySpring 2014
The Maturation of Indo-Israeli Ties Middle East QuarterlySpring 2013
Augmenting Israel's Qualitative Military Edge Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2008
Delhi: Between Tehran and Washington Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2008
Israel and Azerbaijan's Furtive Embrace Middle East QuarterlySummer 2006
Replace Turkey as a Strategic Partner? Middle East QuarterlySpring 2006
At What Cost Israel-China Ties? Middle East QuarterlySpring 2006
The Chirac Doctrine Middle East QuarterlyFall 2005
Turkey-Israel: Speed Bumps Middle East QuarterlyFall 2003
Formula for Stability: Turkey Plus Israel Middle East QuarterlyFall 2002
Israel, India, and Turkey: Triple Entente? Middle East QuarterlyFall 2002
Turkey and Israel Strategize Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2002
The Remarkable Turkish-Israeli Tie Middle East QuarterlyJune 1998
China's Success in the Middle East Middle East QuarterlyDecember 1997
China Arms the Rogues Middle East QuarterlySeptember 1997
Imperfect Alliances: Will Europe and America Ever Agree? Middle East QuarterlyMarch 1997
Reviews
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Arms Transfers to Israel: The Strategic Logic behind American Military Assistance Middle East QuarterlySummer 2008
Betrayal: France, the Arabs, and the Jews Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2008
The Decline of the Anglo-American Middle East, 1961-1969: A Willing Retreat Middle East QuarterlyFall 2007
Decade of Transition: Eisenhower, Kennedy, and the Origins of the American-Israeli Alliance Middle East QuarterlyMarch 1999
Islamisme et Etats-Unis: Une Alliance contre l'Europe Middle East QuarterlySeptember 1998
Fighting World War III from the Middle East: Allied Contingency Plans, 1945-1954 Middle East QuarterlyJune 1997
The Future of U.S.-Israel Strategic Cooperation Middle East QuarterlyMarch 1997
The Quest for Hegemony in the Arab World: The Struggle over the Baghdad Pact Middle East QuarterlyDecember 1995
Audio, Video and Transcripts
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Turkish-Israeli Relations MEF WireApril 3, 2009
Eurabia - Europe's Future? MEF WireFebruary 7, 2005
MEF in the Media
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MEF Analysts Address the "New Axis of Evil" JRA LoudspeakerMarch 5, 2024
Daniel Pipes: Corbyn, Sanders, and the Need for Israel Victory HamodiaFebruary 11, 2023
Daniel Pipes: Turkey's Stance on NATO Expansion Is "Blackmail" TVP (Polish Public Television)May 14, 2022
Middle East Forum Blog
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Spotlight: The Looming Israel-Hezbollah War April 3, 2024
Webinars
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Michael Pregent on How Turkey, Qatar, and Iraq Are Exploiting Their U.S. Military Assets Middle East Forum WebinarMarch 4, 2024
Daniel Pipes: Making Sense of the Hamas-Israel War Middle East Forum WebinarJanuary 15, 2024
Imam Mohammad Tawhidi on Peace Between Jews and Muslims: Permissible and Achievable Middle East Forum WebinarJune 9, 2023
Alexandra Papadopoulou on Greece and the Middle East: The View from Athens Middle East Forum WebinarApril 19, 2023
David P. Goldman on the New, New Middle East: China, Iran, and Turkey Middle East Forum WebinarFebruary 27, 2023
Jonathan Schanzer: The Abraham Accords and Jordan's Unsustainable Position Middle East Forum WebinarJanuary 13, 2023
Dan Schueftan: Israel's Opportunities and Challenges Middle East Forum WebinarDecember 12, 2022
Joshua Teitelbaum on Israel and the Persian Gulf: Dawn of a New Era Middle East Forum WebinarOctober 31, 2022
Danielle Pletka: Is the Middle East Being 'Qatarized'? Middle East Forum WebinarOctober 28, 2022
Walter Russell Mead: Charting the History of the U.S.-Israel Relationship Middle East Forum WebinarOctober 21, 2022
Jonathan Schanzer: What's Next for America's Tumultuous Relations with Saudi Arabia? Middle East Forum WebinarSeptember 23, 2022
Anne Herzberg: How the World Fuels Palestinian Irredentism Middle East Forum WebinarAugust 22, 2022
Jonathan Tobin: Assessing the Latest Round of Anti-Zionism Middle East Forum WebinarAugust 19, 2022
Danny Danon: My Five Years as Israel's UN Ambassador Middle East Forum WebinarJuly 12, 2022
Michael Mandelbaum on How the Past Foreshadows the Future in U.S. Middle East Policy Middle East Forum WebinarJune 17, 2022
Raphael BenLevi: Does Israel Have a Grand Strategy? Middle East Forum WebinarJune 6, 2022
Shay Khatiri on How Putin's War in Ukraine Impacts the Middle East Middle East Forum WebinarApril 22, 2022
Clifford Smith: Erdoğan Promotes Turkey's Outreach to Global Islamists Middle East Forum WebinarMarch 7, 2022