Washington Report on Middle East Affairs

Articles from Vol. XIII, No. 1, June 30

A Personal Reminiscence: Richard Nixon Twice Had Mideast Peace in His Grasp
A Personal Reminiscence: Richard Nixon Twice Had Mideast Peace in His GraspBy Richard H. Curtiss"The Rogers initiative...was the first American step on the correct path...There were two factions in the U.S. who had sponsored the initiative: Rogers and...
Cairo Communique: New Film's Popularity Gives Mubarak Government a Victory
Cairo Communique: New Film's Popularity Gives Mubarak Government a VictoryBy James J. NapoliTerrorism doesn't seem to have had as much an impact on Cairo as "The Terrorist."The new film, starring the ubiquitous rubber-faced Egyptian comic actor Adel...
Christianity and the Middle East: MECC Holds Conferences on Middle East Economics and Ethics
Christianity and the Middle East: MECC Holds Conferences on Middle East Economics and EthicsBy The Reverend L. Humphrey WalzTwo four-day ecumenical conferences on Middle Eastern economic development in Jordan and Cyprus are described in the current issue...
Collective Acts of Complicity
Collective Acts of ComplicityBy Paul FindleyJames P. Moran is a 49-year-old Democrat representing a suburban area of Northern Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives. By congressional standards, he is a newcomer, now completing his second two-year...
Filmmakers Defend India's Viewpoint on Kashmir
Filmmakers Defend India's Viewpoint on KashmirBy Mustafa MalikEarly in April, India dispatched a playwright and his actress wife to the United States on a month-long mission to counter American criticism of Indian human rights abuses in Kashmir. Gopal...
Israel-PLO Agreement May Revive Frayed U.S.-Lebanese Ties
Israel-PLO Agreement May Revive Frayed U.S.-Lebanese TiesBy Carol H. DagherOnly a visit to Washington, DC fully reveals to a Lebanese observer how profoundly events over the past 20 years have diminished the once-broad interface between Lebanon and the...
Jewish Emigration Patterns Confound the Planners
Jewish Emigration Patterns Confound the PlannersJewish settlers in the West Bank and Gaza are (along with the ultimate disposition of Jerusalem) the major stumbling block to an Israeli-Palestinian peace that could give the entire Middle East its first...
Richard Schifter: Human Rights or "Population Exchange" Advocate?
Richard Schifter: Human Rights or "Population Exchange" Advocate?By Paul D. MolineauxFollowing behind President Clinton as he visited an ancient Jewish cemetery in Prague in January 1994 was a White House aide not known to the American public at large,...
The Next Step in Bosnia: "Bosnia Is about More Than Bosnia"
The Next Step in Bosnia: "Bosnia Is About More Than Bosnia"By Richard H. CurtissIn his posthumously released book this spring, former U.S. President Richard Nixon says flatly that if the people of Bosnia were predominantly Christian or Jewish instead...
To Tell the Truth: Prodded from the Right, Moscow Renewing Middle East Activism
To Tell the Truth: Prodded From the Right, Moscow Renewing Middle East ActivismBy Leon HadarOne of the most widely discussed topics among Israeli diplomats this spring is a secret Israeli Foreign Ministry analysis of Russia's new diplomacy in the Middle...
Two Visits to Sarajevo: Total Elapsed Time 17 Minutes
Two Visits to Sarajevo: Total Elapsed Time 17 MinutesBy Richard H. CurtissAs the plane bringing me from the Middle East landed at dusk, I counted eight camouflaged U.S. Air Force C-130 Hercules transport aircraft with their propellers spinning on the...
What Is the Solution to the Armenian-Azerbaijani Conflict? Armenian View: Peace Depends upon Security for the People of Nagorno-Karabakh
What is the Solution to the Armenian-Azerbaijani Conflict? Armenian View: Peace Depends Upon Security For the People of Nagorno-KarabakhBy Ambassador Rouben ShugarianThe autonomous region of Nagorno-Karabakh was formally placed under Azerbaijani jurisdiction...
Who Are the Albanian Muslims?
Who Are the Albanian Muslims?In recent years little has been written about the Albanians, a largely Muslim group in Europe who may become the next victims of Serbian "ethnic cleansing." There are three million Albanians living in the state of Albania;...
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