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“So Mr. President, You Want a New Syria Policy”

March 2014

By Marc Ginsberg, former U.S. Foreign Service Officer and Ambassador to Morocco http://www.huffingtonpost.com/amb-marc-ginsberg/so-mr-president-you-want_b_4811380.html Reviewed by Norvell DeAtkine This article is particularly timely, not so much because it is about the still festering Syrian tragedy, but because in the light of … Continued

Mid-East Peace

February 2014

by Sol Schindler Because of Secretary Kerry’s perseverance and industry we shall soon see three international conferences underway, all attempting to pacify different corners of the Middle East. Those of us who have run laps around those corners these last … Continued

The Geopolitics of the Sunni-Shi‘a Divide in the Middle East

January 2014

By Samuel Helfont, Associate Scholar in FPRI’s Program on the Middle East Text: https://www.fpri.org/articles/2013/12/geopolitics-sunni-shii-divide-middle-east SYMPOSIUM Review by Michael W. Cotter This lecture from an FPRI conference for teachers is well worth reading for two reasons. First, it provides an excellent, … Continued

The Contemporary Middle East

June 2013

Review by Curt Jones
The Contemporary Middle East, Third Edition, Edited by Karl Yambert with a contribution by Shibley Telhami, Westview Press: Boulder, Colorado, 2012, ISBN-13: 978-0813348391, pp. 448

Scripting Middle East Leaders

April 2013

Review by William A. Rugh
Scripting Middle East Leaders: The Impact of Leadership Perceptions on US and UK Foreign Policy, edited by Lawrence Freedman and Jeffrey H. Michaels, ISDN 13: 978-1441191656: New York: Bloomsbury, 2013, 194 pp.