Washington Report on Middle East Affairs

Articles from Vol. XI, No. 8, April

After Israeli Elections, Balance Must Be Returned to Peace Process
After Israeli Elections, Balance Must Be Returned to Peace ProcessBy Richard H. Curtiss"Israeli security is far more threatened by a hungry, frustrated population on its borders than by open borders that would allow that population to live a decent,...
An Irrational Response to Terror
An Irrational Response to TerrorBy Rachelle MarshallFrom a distance it is difficult to comprehend the depths of pain and anguish endured by the victims of the recent bombings in Israel and by those who loved them. Nor is it easy to condemn Israelis who...
By-Pass Roads Destroy Hopes for Future Palestinian Autonomy
By-Pass Roads Destroy Hopes for Future Palestinian AutonomyBy Maureen MeehanMusbah al-Atrash and his large family were awakened at midnight last December by the grinding sound of bulldozers which they soon realized, to their horror, were plowing a strip...
Ciller-Yilmaz Agreement Ends Five-Month Political Crisis
Ciller-Yilmaz Agreement Ends Five-Month Political CrisisBy James M. DorseyThe long-awaited agreement between Turkey's two conservative parties to form a minority government has ended the country's five-month-old political crisis and raised hopes for...
Hamzi K. Moghrabi
Hamzi K. MoghrabiBy Andrew I. KillgoreIn his diaries written a hundred years ago Theodor Herzl, the father of political Zionism, declared his intention of ousting from Palestine the indigenous Muslims and Christians to make way for incoming immigrant...
Iran: Is Iran's Military Buildup Purely Defensive or Potentially Destabilizing?
Iran: Is Iran's Military Buildup Purely Defensive or Potentially Destabilizing?By Shawn L. TwingOn Jan. 6 a patrol boar from the Iranian navy successfully test-fired a Chinese-made C802 anti-ship cruise missile near the entrance to the Strait of Hormuz...
Iran: Persian Gulf Stability Hinges on U.S.-Iran Dialogue
Iran: Persian Gulf Stability Hinges on U.S.-Iran DialogueBy Hooshang AmirahmadiThe Persian Gulf will remain unstable and conflict-prone until Iran is incorporated into the region's economic and security arrangements. Iran possesses over 750 miles of...
Iran Sanctions: Dual Containment Gets Teeth
Iran Sanctions: Dual Containment Gets TeethBy Colin MacKinnonLook out. A very tough Iran sanctions bill, intended to cripple the Iranian oil industry, is coming down the pike in the U.S. Congress. The Iran Foreign Oil Sanctions Act is almost certain...
Leah Rabin: Peace Is a Process and There Will Be Bad Days
Leah Rabin: Peace is a Process and There Will Be Bad DaysBy Eugene BirdLeah Rabin, the outspoken widow of assassinated Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, spoke directly to the American people after the fourth bomb in nine days exploded in Israel....
Nine Parts of Desire
Nine Parts of DesireGeraldine Brooks. Doubleday Publishing, Inc., 1995, 255 pp. (paper). List: $12.95; AET: $9.00.Reviewed by Geoff LumettaNon-Muslims writing on Islam tend to fall into two categories: those who attack the religion and denigrate its...
Scandal Sweeps India on Eve of April National Election
Scandal Sweeps India On Eve of April National ElectionBy M.M. AliIf Indian Prime Minister Narasimha Rao had known the extent to which corruption and graft had spread in the Indian bodypolitic, he might not have allowed the Indian intelligence bureau...
The Internet, the Middle East, and You
The Internet, The Middle East, and YouBy James M. Ennes, Jr.The Internet, according to Bill Gates, changes everything. Bill should know. The Internet levels the playing field, providing easy access to information and technology for anyone with the interest...
The "Road to Damascus"
The "Road to Damascus"By Ian WilliamsThe Cuban crisis in February lent sudden legitimacy to the United Nations as members of Congress who usually vilify the organization demanded that it take stern action against Fidel Castro. It may seem a long way...
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