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Salvaging Our Universities in an Era of Intellectual Decadence
by Winfield Myers
May 17, 2023

The Counter-Erdoğan Coalition: Taking on Turkey's Strongman
by Cliff Smith
May 17, 2023

The Challenges of Countering Islamism in the West
by Sam Westrop
May 17, 2023

Former Iran Prisoner XiYue Wang: Academic Perfidy and Diplomatic Appeasement Embolden the Islamic Republic
by Cliff Smith
May 16, 2023

'All about Activism': Countering Foreign Influence in the West
by Benjamin Baird
May 16, 2023

War Against ISIS and the Future of Syria: A Conversation with Sinam Mohamad
by Jonathan Spyer
May 16, 2023

Islamism and Antisemitism in America
by Asaf Romirowsky
June 3, 2019

What Is the Muslim Brotherhood?
by Cynthia Farahat
April 24, 2019

President Trump's "Deal of the Century," Israel and Middle East Peace
by EJ Kimball
April 2, 2019

Islamists Infiltrate the US Political System
by Oren Litwin
March 18, 2019

Venezuela in Crisis: Iran's Poisonous Role
by Joseph M. Humire
March 2, 2019

Antisemitism: An Ancient Demon Reemerges in Europe
by Lisa Barbounis
February 21, 2019

Qatar: U.S. Ally or Global Menace?
February 7, 2019

Is Iran on the Brink of Economic Collapse?
by Amir Taheri
November 29, 2018

Academics Who Whitewash Islamism: The Example of Georgetown University
by Winfield Myers
November 20, 2018

MEF Sentry Radio: The Scourge of Anti-Semitism/Qatar's Malign Influence on the West (Ep. 14)
Episode 14

MEF Sentry Radio: The Israel Victory Project/ Middle East Studies on U.S. Campuses (Ep. 13)
Episode 13

MEF Sentry Radio: Iran Penetrates Latin America / Khashoggi Reveals Saudi Arabia (Ep. 12)
October 17, 2018

MEF Sentry Radio: Investigating a Terror-Linked Charity and Assessing the Iraqi Government (Ep. 11)
October 10, 2018

MEF Sentry Radio: MEF Investigators (Ep. 10)
October 3, 2018

MEF Sentry Radio: Impacts of Syria's Civil War (Ep. 9)
September 26, 2018

MEF Sentry Radio: A New Paradigm for Ending the Middle East Conflict (Ep. 8)
September 19, 2018

Israeli Regional Power and the Struggle over the Spoils of the Syrian War
by Gregg Roman
September 18, 2018

MEF Sentry Radio: The Stealth Jihad of "Islamophobia" (Ep. 7)
September 12, 2018

MEF Sentry Radio: The Global Spread of Mideast Terror Groups (Ep. 6)
September 5, 2018

MEF Sentry Radio: Radical Islamists Below America's Radar (Ep. 5)
August 29, 2018

Whither Turkey? Erdoğan's Predicament Moving Forward
by Aykan Erdemir
August 28, 2018

MEF Sentry Radio: Politicizing Islam (Ep. 4)
August 22, 2018

MEF Sentry Radio: UNRWA, Islam in Russia, and Bias on Campus (Ep. 3)
August 15, 2018

MEF Sentry Radio: The Islamist Threat at Home (Ep. 2)
August 8, 2018

MEF Sentry Radio: Global Security Perspectives (Ep. 1)
August 1, 2018

Migration to Europe Becomes a Crisis
by Daniel Pipes
July 31, 2018

The Israel Victory Project: "25 Years Since Oslo, Time for New Thinking"
by Gregg Roman
July 3, 2018

Israel's Gaza Policy
by Gershon Hacohen
July 3, 2018

What Just Happened to the Iran Deal?
by Mark Dubowitz
May 15, 2018

Making Sense of Israel's Political Upheaval
by Gregg Roman
April 3, 2018

Making Sense of Israel's Political Upheaval
by Shmuel Sandler
March 27, 2018

Syria's Post-ISIS Future
by Hillel Frisch
January 3, 2018

The Knesset Israel Victory Caucus
by Oded Forer
November 8, 2017

Can Extreme Vetting Work?
by Clifford Smith
November 1, 2017

Jordan at the Edge
by David Schenker
September 12, 2017

The Impact of Jihadi Attacks on the British Elections
by Sam Westrop
July 5, 2017

U.S.-Israel Relations in the Trump Era
by Elliott Abrams
June 15, 2017

Is Trump Keeping His Mideast Promises?
by Gregg Roman
May 11, 2017

The Trump Administration Searches for a MidEast Policy
by Thomas Parker
March 16, 2017

The Fall of Aleppo
by Fabrice Balanche
February 7, 2017

The Trump Administration's Foreign Policy
by Douglas J. Feith
January 12, 2017

Russia's Growing Middle Eastern Prowess
by Anna Borshchevskaya
November 17, 2016

The Death of Atatürk's Vision
by Svante E. Cornell
September 6, 2016

Is Israel More Accepted in the Middle East?
by Efraim Inbar
July 20, 2016

French Islamism and the Future of Europe
by Guy Millière
July 11, 2016

Iraq's Uncertain Future
by Amatzia Baram
May 23, 2016

The Syrian Quagmire
by Andrew J. Tabler
April 12, 2016

The Saudi/Iranian Tug-of-War
by Joshua Teitelbaum
February 16, 2016

The ISIS/Iran Conundrum
by Lee Smith
December 29, 2015

Putin's Middle Eastern Moves
by Ilan Berman
October 26, 2015

Egypt's Two Years Under Sisi
by Raymond Stock
September 8, 2015

An Emerging Kurdistan
by Ofra Bengio
August 3, 2015

The New Israeli Government
by Steven J. Rosen
June 24, 2015

The Saudi-Iranian Proxy War in Yemen
by Jonathan Spyer
April 30, 2015

The Islamist Terror Attacks in France
by Michel Gurfinkiel
January 27, 2015

Israeli Elections and U.S. Relations
by Eytan Gilboa, Director of the Center for International Communication at Bar-Ilan University.
December 17, 2014

The U.S. Strategy to Defeat ISIS
by Max Boot, Jeane J. Kirkpatrick Senior Fellow in National Security Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations.
October 6, 2014

The Third Gaza War
by Efraim Inbar, professor of political science at Bar-Ilan University in Israel and director of Begin-Sadat (BESA) Center for Strategic Studies.
August 12, 2014

What does the fall of Mosul mean?
by Daniel Pipes
June 16, 2014

UNRWA - Providing Humanitarian Relief or Prolonging the Palestinian Refugee Problem
by Alexander H. Joffe and Asaf Romirowsky
May 19, 2014

The Hamas-Fatah Unity Deal
by Steven J. Rosen, Director of the MEF's Washington Project and former foreign-policy director of AIPAC.
May 1, 2014

Middle East Forum: 20th Anniversary Lunch
April 10, 2014

Speech on Nazis, Islamists, and the Modern Middle East
by Wolfgang G. Schwanitz
April 10, 2014

The Quakers and Palestinian Refugee Relief
by Alexander H. Joffe and Asaf Romirowsky
March 7, 2014

Turkey's Forthcoming Elections
by Burak Bekdil, columnist for the Ankara-based Hurriyet Daily News.
March 7, 2014

Al-Qaeda's Resurgence in Iraq's Anbar Province
by Bing West, Marine infantry officer, Vietnam combat veteran, and assistant secretary of defense in the Reagan administration.
January 23, 2014

Geneva's Impact on Saudi Arabia
by Simon Henderson
December 17, 2013

The Muslim Brotherhood's Jihad against the Coptic Church
by Raymond Stock
November 13, 2013

Egypt's Continuing Turmoil
by Jonathan Spyer, associate fellow at the MEF and senior research fellow at the Global Research in International Affairs Center in Herzliya, Israel.
October 31, 2013

The Congressional Debate on Syria
by Danielle Pletka
September 10, 2013

Egypt in Political Crisis
by Raymond Stock
July 30, 2013

Egypt's Looming Economic Ruin
by David P. Goldman, author, economist, noted demographer, and associate fellow with the Middle East Forum.
May 30, 2013

The Implications of Obama's Foreign Policy Team for the Middle East
by Jonathan S. Tobin, senior online editor of Commentary magazine.
March 20, 2013

America's Withdrawal from the Middle East under the Obama Doctrine
by Lee Smith, senior editor with the Weekly Standard and Fellow at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies.
February 6, 2013

Israel and the Palestinians
by Steven J. Rosen
December 17, 2012

The Arab Spring and Egypt's Nuclear Weapons Program
by Raymond Stock
November 16, 2012

The Huge Impact of Israel's Energy Reserves
by Lawrence Solomon, executive director of the public policy institute, Energy Probe Research Foundation.
November 8, 2012

The Jihad Against Christians in the Middle East
by Raymond Ibrahim
October 12, 2012

Israel's Foreign Policy Challenges
by Danny Danon, Deputy Speaker of the Knesset and Chairman of World Likud.
September 24, 2012

Did Muhammad Exist?
by Robert Spencer, director of Jihad Watch.
April 24, 2012

Iran's Growing Presence in Latin America
by Ilan Berman
April 23, 2012

Preventing a Nuclear Iran
by Michael Rubin, a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute and a senior lecturer at the Naval Postgraduate School.
March 19, 2012

U.S. Policy Options in Syria
by Gary C. Gambill, former editor of the Middle East Intelligence Bulletin.
February 27, 2012

Uncovering Saddam's Secrets
by Joseph Sassoon, adjunct professor of Middle East studies at Georgetown University and author of "Saddam Hussein's Ba'th Party: Inside an Authoritarian Regime".
January 26, 2012

Muslims in the West: Loyal to Whom?
by Mark Durie, a theologian, human rights activist, pastor of an Anglican church, and Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities.
January 18, 2012

Islamic Civilization is Dying
by David P. Goldman, best known for his "Spengler" column at Asia Times Online, which draws a million readers a month.
November 15, 2011

The Changing Middle East: An Insider's Perspective
by Danny Yatom, IDF Major General (Ret.) and former head of the Mossad Intelligence Service.
November 14, 2011

Challenges Facing the States of North Africa
by Bruce Maddy-Weitzman, Principal Research Fellow at the Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies, Tel Aviv University.
November 3, 2011

Middle East Upheavals and Israel
by Efraim Inbar, professor of Political Studies at Bar-Ilan University and director of its Begin-Sadat (BESA) Center for Strategic Studies.
October 27, 2011

Why Lebanon Matters
by Michael J. Totten, a foreign policy analyst who has reported from the Middle East, the Balkans, and the Caucasus..
May 23, 2011

The Strategic Significance of Damascus
by Jonathan Spyer, a senior research fellow at the Global Research in International Affairs Center in Israel, and columnist for the Jerusalem Post.
May 16, 2011

Egypt: At the Crossroads
by Saad Eddin Ibrahim, founder of the Ibn Khaldoun Center for Development Studies, and visiting professor of Arab and Islamic Studies at Harvard University.
April 7, 2011

NGO Attempts to Demonize and Isolate Israel
by Gerald Steinberg, president of NGO Monitor and a professor at the Political Studies Department at Bar Ilan University.
March 14, 2011

Military Intervention in Libya Serves No U.S. Interests
by Dirk Vandewalle, professor of government at Dartmouth College and author of "A History of Modern Libya".
March 11, 2011

The Future of Egypt and the Region
by David Bukay, professor of Middle East Studies at the University of Haifa and author "Arab-Islamic Political Culture".
February 14, 2011

Does the Arab World Truly Want a "Palestine"?
by Efraim Karsh, editor of the Middle East Quarterly and Professor of Middle East & Mediterranean Studies at King's College London.
January 25, 2011

Muslims in the West: Loyal to Whom?
by Mark Durie, theologian, human rights activist, and pastor of an Anglican church in Australia.
January 20, 2011

Wikileaks Revelations: More Good than Bad?
by Lee Smith, visiting fellow at the Hudson Institute and author of The Strong Horse: Power, Politics, and the Clash of Arab Civilizations.
December 28, 2010

The Battle for Iraq
by Amatzia Baram, professor in the Department of the History of the Middle East and director of the Center for Iraq Studies at the University of Haifa, Israel.
October 28, 2010

Islamists' Twin Assault on Free Speech
by Daniel Huff, director of the Middle East Forum's Legal Project.
October 28, 2010

Engaging Damascus: A Bad Idea
by David Schenker, senior fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, and former Pentagon top policy aide on the Arab countries of the Levant.
October 14, 2010

My Battle for the Truth Against the French Establishment
by Philippe Karsenty, deputy mayor of Neuilly, France.
October 12, 2010

Obama's Failed Middle East Policy
by Efraim Karsh, editor of the Middle East Quarterly and Professor of Middle East and Mediterranean Studies at King's College London.
August 24, 2010

The Islamization of Turkey
by Zeyno Baran, director of the Hudson Institute Center for Eurasian Policy, and formerly director of the International Security and Energy Programs at the Nixon Center.
June 15, 2010

Criticizing Israel, Outside of Israel
by Steven J. Rosen and Peter Beinart
June 4, 2010

The Israel Test
by George Gilder, a leading intellectual and advocate for Israel, free markets, and technological innovation, and former speechwriter for several Republican candidates.
May 25, 2010

Defeating Nonviolent Jihad
by David J. Rusin, director of Islamist Watch.
May 24, 2010

How Islamists Turned the World Upside Down
by Melanie Phillips, a journalist who writes for the Daily Mail and author of the best-selling Londonistan.
May 10, 2010

U.S.-Israel Relations in Crisis
by Steven J. Rosen, director of the Forum's Washington Project.
April 21, 2010

Can People-Power Defuse Iran's Nuclear Threat?
by Raymond Tanter, President of the Iran Policy Committee, lecturer on terrorism and weapons proliferation at Georgetown University, and former White House National Security Council member.
March 10, 2010

How the Mubarak Regime Enables the Persecution of Egypt's Copts
by Magdi Khalil, an Egyptian-born human rights activist, prominent figure on Arabic media, and director of the Middle East Freedom Forum.
February 26, 2010

"Detoxifying Islamists"
by Haras Rafiq, a director of CENTRI, an organization focused on countering extremism at the operational level.
January 27, 2010

Political Correctness and Fort Hood
by Shannen Rossmiller, former judge and pioneer of cyber counter-terrorism, whose work has led to the capture of several Al-Qaeda operatives.
December 15, 2009

Moderate Islam: Western Ally or Western Myth?
by Daniel Pipes and Wafa Sultan
December 1, 2009

Tehran's Domestic and International Fronts
by Patrick Clawson, deputy director of the Washington Institute of Near East Policy, and a senior editor of the Middle East Quarterly.
November 4, 2009

"The Muslim World Needs Reform"
by Wafa Sultan, Syrian-born psychiatrist and author of "A God Who Hates".
October 20, 2009

The War in Afghanistan
by Joseph C. Myers, Deputy Director of the Combined Joint Interagency Task Force-Nexus Afghanistan, and career Infantry and Foreign Area Officer.
September 29, 2009

Raymond Ibrahim's Muslim charity debate
August 25, 2009

New Middle East Polling Data
by Adam Pechter, founder of Pechter Middle East Polls and former deputy publisher of the Middle East Quarterly.
August 13, 2009

The Situation of Post Election Iran
by Ali Alfoneh, visiting research fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and doctoral candidate in political science at the University of Copenhagen.
July 21, 2009

Is Jihad Outdated? How Islamists Work the System
by Steven Emerson, founder and executive director of the Investigative Project on Terrorism.
June 4, 2009

The Iranian Presidential Elections
by Patrick Clawson, deputy director for research at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy and a leading specialist on Iran.
June 4, 2009

Islamist Terrorism, Terror and Iraq
by Shimshon Issaki, a leading expert on Islamic terrorism and retired IDF brigadier general.
April 30, 2009

Israel and the Iranian Bomb
by Steven J. Rosen, director of the Forum's Washington Project, and director of foreign policy issues for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee from 1982 to 2005.
April 27, 2009

Turkish-Israeli Relations
by Soner Cagaptay, director of the Turkish Research Program at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy and an expert on Turkish-Israeli relations.
April 3, 2009

Resisting Stealth Jihad
by Robert Spencer, director of Jihad Watch and the author of Stealth Jihad: How Radical Islam Is Subverting America without Guns or Bombs.
March 9, 2009

The 2009 Israeli Elections
by Allen Roth, founder of "One Jerusalem" and former senior advisor to Benjamin Netanyahu.
February 12, 2009

Resisting Stealth Jihad
by Robert Spencer, director of Jihad Watch and the author of Stealth Jihad: How Radical Islam Is Subverting America without Guns or Bombs.
January 14, 2009

Wishful Thinking and Iran
by Steven J. Rosen, former director of foreign policy issues at AIPAC for more than two decades.
November 10, 2008

The Hamas-Fatah War & Israeli Security
by Jonathan Schanzer, director of policy at the Jewish Policy Center, and former counterterrorism analyst for the U.S. Dept. of the Treasury.
November 3, 2008

Jihad on Trial
by Andrew C. McCarthy, director of the Center for Law and Counterterrorism at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and author of Willfull Blindness: Memoir of the Jihad.
October 6, 2008

The Secret War With Iran
by Ronen Bergman, senior security and intelligence correspondent for Israel's largest daily newspaper, Yediot Ahronot, and author of The Secret War with Iran.
September 11, 2008

"My Pentagon Years"
by Douglas J. Feith, former undersecretary of defense for policy in the Bush administration, and professor of national security policy at Georgetown University.
May 8, 2008

What's at Stake for the West in Lebanon?
by David Wurmser, former advisor to Vice President Dick Cheney, and author of Tyranny's Ally: America's Failure to Defeat Saddam Hussein.
March 6, 2008

Culture and Conflict in the Middle East
by Philip Carl Salzman, author of the book, "Culture and Conflict in the Middle East".
January 29, 2008

Jihad and the Presidential Candidates: An Assessment
by Robert Spencer, director of Jihad Watch and author of two New York Times bestsellers.
December 11, 2007

America's Flawed Ideas in the Middle East
by Martin Kramer, author of "Ivory Towers on Sand" and is the Senior Middle East Advisor to the 2008 presidential campaign of Rudy Giuliani.
October 29, 2007

The Iran Threat: President Ahmadinejad and the Coming Nuclear Crisis
by Alireza Jafarzadeh, author of the book "The Iran Threat", and former US spokesman for the National Coalition of Resistance of Iran.
September 12, 2007

The Soviets' Nuclear Gamble in the Six-Day War
by Isabella Ginor and Gideon Remez, co-authors of the book "Foxbats Over Dimona".
June 6, 2007

Guests of the Ayatollah
by Mark Bowden, journalist and author of "Guests of the Ayatollah".
April 19, 2007

My Year Inside Radical Islam
by Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, senior consultant for the Gerard Group International.
March 5, 2007

The Threat to Israel's Existence: Why It's Back, What It Means
by Daniel Pipes, director of the Middle East Forum.
February 15, 2007

My Vision for Israel
by Avigdor Lieberman, minister of strategic affairs and deputy prime minister of Israel.
December 12, 2006

Righteous Muslims
by Robert Satloff, executive director of The Washington Institute for Near East Policy.
December 11, 2006

The Palestinian Authority's Double Game: Preach Peace and Incite War
by Itamar Marcus, founder and director of Palestinian Media Watch (PMW).
November 21, 2006

by Melanie Phillips, prominent British journalist, recipient of the Orwell Prize, and author of six books.
November 15, 2006

Betrayal: France, the Arabs, and the Jews
by David Pryce-Jones, senior editor of National Review.
November 2, 2006

Energy Alternatives and the War on Terror
by R. James Woolsey, former Director of Central Intelligence.
October 30, 2006

How is Israel's Economy Withstanding the Test of War
by Ron Dermer, Israel's Minister of Economic Affairs in the United States.
October 24, 2006

Are Professors Promoting Anti-Israel Attitudes on Campus?
by James R. Russell, Mashtots Professor of Armenian Studies, Harvard University.
September 10, 2006

Londonistan: Radical Islam and the Disintegration of British Society
by Melanie Phillips, a prominent British journalist and author of six books and the recipient of the Orwell Prize for journalism.
May 17, 2006

The Case for America as "Goliath"
by Michael Mandelbaum, the Christian A. Herter Professor of American Foreign Policy at The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, D.C..
April 28, 2006

America's Place in the World
by Anthony Zinni, a former Commander-in-Chief of United States Central Command (CENTCOM) and President George W. Bush's special envoy to the Middle East in 2002.
April 10, 2006

Can the United Nations Be Helpful in the Middle East?
by John Bolton, U.S. permanent representative to the United Nations, former Undersecretary of State for Arms Control and International Security.
March 21, 2006

Can Arabs Be Democrats?
by Barry Rubin, editor of the Middle Eastern Review of International Affairs and the Director of the Interdisciplinary Center at the Global Research in International Affairs in Israel.
December 9, 2005

The Oslo Syndrome: Delusions of a People Under Siege
by Kenneth Levin, is the author of The Oslo Syndrome: Delusions of a People Under Siege.
September 26, 2005

Dealing with the Iranian Threat
by Patrick Clawson, deputy director for research of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.
September 16, 2005

Tehran Rising
by Ilan Berman, vice president for policy at the American Foreign Policy Council in Washington, DC.
September 14, 2005

Leaving Gaza: Is the Withdrawal good for Israel?
by Meyrav Wurmser, director of the Center for Middle East Policy and senior fellow at the Hudson Institute.
June 28, 2005

How the Lebanese Won Their Freedom Back
by Walid Phares, professor of Middle East studies at Florida Atlantic University and a senior fellow at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies.
May 19, 2005

Iraq and the Importance of the U.N.'s Oil-for-Food Scandal
by Claudia Rosett, an investigative journalist with the Wall Street Journal and journalist-in-residence with the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies.
May 3, 2005

Lessons from the Counter-terrorism War
by Boaz Ganor, founder of the International Policy Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT) and deputy dean of the Lauder School of Government and Diplomacy at the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya, Israel.
April 8, 2005

Iran's nuclear ambitions & U.S. options
by Michael Eisenstadt, a senior fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy and director of its Military and Security Studies Program.
March 16, 2005

Eurabia - Europe's Future?
by Bat Ye'or, a historian who has published groundbreaking works on minorities and.
February 7, 2005

Is Israel Important?
by Bret Stephens, a member of the editorial board of the Wall Street Journal and former editor-in-chief of the Jerusalem Post.
January 19, 2005

An Unbridgeable U.S./Europe Divide?
by Robert Kagan, director of the U.S. Leadership Project at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
December 14, 2004

Internment: A Tool in the War on Terror?
by Michelle Malkin, a syndicated columnist and author of two books.
December 2, 2004

Arafat: Funding the Terror
by Matthew Rees, Jerusalem bureau chief of Time magazine since 2000.
November 22, 2004

Ending America's Dependence on Middle East Oil
by Gal Luft, executive director of the Institute for the Analysis of Global Security in Washington, D.C.
October 27, 2004

Iraq, a test case for democracy?
by Michael Rubin, editor of the Middle East Quarterly and a resident scholar of the American Enterprise Institute.
October 12, 2004

Draining Terror's Financial Swamps
by Douglas Farah, a consultant, freelance writer on terror finance and national security matters, and a senior fellow at the Consortium for the Study of Intelligence.
October 11, 2004

The Islamist Challenge to American Security
by Frank J. Gaffney, Jr., founder and president of the Center for Security Policy in Washington, DC.
September 22, 2004

Israel's Creation: The Untold Diplomatic Story
by Daniel Mandel, associate director of the Middle East Forum.
June 15, 2004

Terror and Democracy in the Middle East
by Michael Ledeen, an expert on U.S. foreign policy and the Freedom Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research.
May 20, 2004

Telling the Truth about the Palestinians
by Khaled Abu Toameh, West Bank and Gaza correspondent for the Jerusalem Post and U.S. News and World Report.
April 27, 2004

Preachers of Hate: Islam and the War on America
by Kenneth R. Timmerman, investigative reporter and best-selling author.
April 21, 2004

Understanding the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict
by Daniel Pipes, director of the Middle East Forum and member of the presidentially-appointed board of the U.S. Institute of Peace.
March 23, 2004

How to Regain Momentum in the War on Terror
by David Frum, resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research and former presidential speechwriter.
February 17, 2004

If Hamas Inherits the Palestinian Authority
by Shmuel Bar, a senior research fellow at the Institute of Policy and Strategy in Herzliya, Israel.
February 3, 2004

Shutting Down Terrorist Financing
by David Aufhauser, former chief legal advisor to the U.S. Treasury and senior policy advisor to the secretary..
December 11, 2003

Arafat's War
by Efraim Karsh, Director of Mediterranean Studies at King's College, University of London.
December 2, 2003

Taking Baghdad: A First-hand Account
by Lt. Col. Scott Rutter, commander of the 2-7 Infantry, distinguished military graduate of Campbell University, winner of the Bronze Star for valor.
November 20, 2003

Financing Palestinian Terror
by Ilka Schröder, Member of European Parliament and winner of the Theodore Lessing Prize for Exemplary Action.
October 31, 2003

Turning Off the Tap of Terrorist Funding
by Rachel Ehrenfeld, director of the New York-based American Center for Democracy.
September 19, 2003

Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books
by Azar Nafisi, visiting professor of literature at Johns Hopkins University, specializing in the study of Iran, Middle East culture, and human rights.
June 6, 2003

Saudi Abductions and the Betrayal of American Families
by Patricia Roush, executive director of the Center for Children's Issues, a San Francisco-based advocacy organization specializing in international child abductions.
May 20, 2003

The Syrian Occupation of Lebanon
by Gary C. Gambill, research associate at the Middle East Forum and a consultant to Freedom House.
May 13, 2003

The Current Crisis Through the Eyes of the Greeks
by Victor Davis Hanson, professor of classics at California State University in Fresno.
May 6, 2003

The Iraq War: How It Was Seen in the Middle East
by Jonathan Schanzer, Soref fellow at The Washington Institute for Near East Policy.
April 21, 2003

The Saudi State and Terrorism
by Dore Gold, former Israeli ambassador to the U.N.
April 4, 2003

Saudi Arabia and the Rise of the Wahhabi Threat
by Stephen Schwartz, senior policy analyst with the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies based in Washington, DC.
February 27, 2003

The Threat Posed by Hezbollah
by Eyal Zisser, assistant professor of Middle Eastern and African history at Tel Aviv University.
November 26, 2002

Saudi Arabia's Links to Terrorism
by Laurent Murawiec, French author, journalist, professor and policy consultant & analyst.
November 19, 2002

Understanding the Jihad against America
by Bat Ye'or, author of several books on the life of minorities under Muslim rule.
October 24, 2002

Arafat's Links to Terrorism
by Joseph M. Hoeffel, U.S. Representative currently serving his second term representing Pennsylvania's 13th district.
June 3, 2002

Turkey, A Partner In The War On Terror
by Faruk Loğoğlu, Turkey's Ambassador to the United States.
May 31, 2002

Iraqi WMD and the U.N. Plan of Action
by Hans Blix, Executive Chairman of the United Nations Monitoring and Verification Inspection Committee (UNMOVIC), the agency that monitors Iraqi weapons..
May 10, 2002

Making Sense of the Six-Day War
by Michael Oren, a senior fellow at the Shalem Center in Jerusalem, and former director of Israel's Department of Inter-Religious Affairs.
May 6, 2002

Leaders and Followers: Sources of Terrorism
by Anthony Lake, assistant to former President Clinton on national security affairs from 1993 to 1997.
March 21, 2002

Middle East Studies Fails in America
by Martin Kramer, Editor of the Middle East Quarterly.
March 14, 2002

Global Jihad and America's War
by Bat Ye'or, author of several books on the life of minorities under Muslim rule.
February 19, 2002

After Afghanistan: Iraq
by Barham Salih, Prime minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government in Sulayimania, Iraq.
October 17, 2001

Turkey's Place in the War against Militant Islam
by Stephen Kinzer, former New York Times bureau chief in Instanbul.
October 17, 2001

Sanctions Have Helped Northern Iraq
by Michael Rubin, author of Into the Shadows.
July 10, 2001

The Implications of Intifada II
by Yuval Steinetz, Israeli parliament member.
May 29, 2001

A Report on Arab America
by Joseph Farah, CEO of
May 18, 2001

The Struggle for the Temple Mount
by Gershom Gorenberg, author of The End of Days: Fundamentalism and the Struggle for the Temple Mount.
May 2, 2001

Saddam's Bombmaker
by Khidhir Hamza, former director general of Saddam Husayn's nuclear program and co-author of.
April 2, 2001

Dealing with Saddam Husayn
by R. James Woolsey, director of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency during the Clinton administration from 1993-1995.
March 7, 2001

Can Arabs Join the World Economy?
by Patrick Clawson, Director for research at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.
March 1, 2001

Iraqi Opposition Leaders: The Evil of Saddam
by Sharif Ali al-Hussein, Ahmed Chalabi and Sheikh Mohammed Mohammed Ali, leaders of the Iraqi National Congress.
February 12, 2001

Jousting Over Oslo
by Stephen Cohen and Daniel Pipes, founder and president of the Institute for Middle East Peace and Development and National Scholar of the Israel Policy Forum (Cohen), and the director of the Middle East Forum (Pipes).
February 5, 2001

Slavery in the Sudan
by John Eibner, assistant to the international president of the Geneva-based Christian Solidarity International (CSI).
November 7, 2000

The Israeli-Palestinian Crisis
by Aaron Miller, former Deputy Special Coordinator for Middle Eastern Affairs at the State Department.
October 26, 2000

Edward Said and Me
by Justus Reid Weiner, a scholar-in-residence with the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs.
September 20, 2000

Spurring Economic Growth in the Middle East: What Needs to Be Done?
by Inder Sud, Director of the Middle East Department at the World Bank since 1995.
September 6, 2000

Post-Zionism and Israeli Politics
by Limor Livnat, a member of the Israeli Knesset and former Minister of Communications.
August 17, 2000

Lebanon and Syria in a New Era
by Colonel Charbel Barakat and Daniel Pipes, former deputy commander of the South Lebanon Army (Barakat), and director of the Middle East Forum (Pipes).
June 15, 2000

The Greatest Threat
by Richard Butler, former director of the United Nations Special Commission on Iraq (UNSCOM) in 1997-99.
April 13, 2000

The View from Kuwait
by Shafeeq N. Ghabra, director of the Kuwait Information Office in Washington and a distinguished academic who teaches politics at Kuwait University.
March 18, 2000

U.S. Interests and Turkey
by Marc Grossman, Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs.
March 13, 2000

Arabs and Israelis: The View from Jerusalem
by Ehud Olmert, mayor of Jerusalem since 1993.
February 17, 2000

Is a Syria-Israel Treaty Good for the United States?
by Richard Murphy and Daniel Pipes, Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign (Murphy) and president of the Middle East Institute, and Daniel Pipes, director of the Middle East Forum (Pipes).
January 28, 2000

Can the United Nations Fix the Middle East?
by Barbara Crossette, United Nations bureau chief for The New York Times and author of three well-received books on South Asia.
January 12, 2000

Slavery in the Middle East
by Charles Jacobs, Moctar Teyeb and Samuel Cotton, three experts on the issue.
December 8, 1999

The Multiple Identities of the Middle East
by Bernard Lewis, professor emeritus at Princeton University and author of twenty books.
November 16, 1999

Is Turkey Still an Ally?
by Sabri Sayari, executive director of the Institute of Turkish Studies at Georgetown University.
May 7, 1997

Pessimism and Optimism in Israel
by Efraim Inbar, Barry Rubin and Shmuel Sandler, a panel discussion.
April 16, 1997

A Very Bad Agreement, but the Only Agreement Possible
by Joel Singer, legal advisor to Israel's Foreign Ministry in its negotiations with the Palestinians.
March 19, 1997

A Pessimist's View of the Peace Process
by Yigal Carmon, a former advisor to Prime Ministers Shamir, Rabin, and Netanyahu.
February 13, 1997

Why the Hebron Agreement is Important
by Herbert Leisenberg, a Philadelphia Attorney and member of the Board of Governors of the Middle East Forum, reporting on a discussion with Aaron Miller, deputy to then Middle East Envoy Dennis Ross..
January 15, 1997

The Establishment's Power
by Daniel Pipes, director of the Middle East Forum.
January 6, 1997

Is The New Israel Really New?
by Gideon Samet, Consul General of Israel, and a leading journalist and intellectual.
December 9, 1996

What does it mean to be haunted by one's past?
by Bernard Lewis, professor emeritus at Princeton University and the author of twenty books.
October 1, 1996

Israel after the Elections
by Amos Perlmutter, a professor of Political Science and Sociology at American University and a leading specialist on political and military affairs.
June 18, 1996

From the Belly of the Beast
by Saad al-Bazzaz, a defector from Saddam Husayn's Iraq, who previously served as head of the Iraqi Radio and Television Establishment and editor of one of Baghdad's main daily newspapers.
May 16, 1996

The Fundamentalist Phenomenon
by Judith Miller, a writer for the New York Times.
April 23, 1996

"New" Middle East or Old
by Samuel Lewis, former U.S. Ambassador to Israel.
April 16, 1996

The Hidden World of Muslim Women
by Geraldine Brooks, a former reporter for The Wall Street Journal and now a freelance writer.
February 26, 1996

Saddam vs. the Kurds
by Barham Salih
October 15, 1994