Regions / Middle East & North Africa

The U.S. Must Pressure Israel to Compromise

As the Clinton Administration pushes for a high-level resumption of final status talks between Israelis and Palestinians, we are again hearing the mantra that both sides need to compromise, both sides cannot have everything they want and other familiar ex

Assad’s Mixed Legacy

The desire to maintain a course independent of overbearing Western influence, the insistence on having the Golan returned and a desire to maintain greater social equality than found elsewhere in the Arab world goes far beyond the late president.

Iran: Time for Detente

The ongoing struggle in Iran between Islamic reformers and Islamic hard-liners, along with struggles within the U.S. foreign policy establishment between hawks and those seeking accommodation, has left U.S.-Iranian relations in a state of flux.

Morocco and Western Sahara

On Africa’s Atlantic coast, at the western extremity of the Arab world, lies Western Sahara, site of Africa’s longest post-colonial conflict.

U.S.-Iraq Conflict

The U.S. strategy toward Iraq since Desert Storm has failed, and it has no long-term potential.

Iran

The strident anti-Americanism of Iran’s Islamic regime is a direct consequence of past U.S. interference in Iranian internal affairs.

Peace and Military Policy in Africa

The U.S. views Libya and Sudan as rogue states that should be contained by providing U.S. military aid to neighboring countries.
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