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Interviews

Kiron Skinner: Biden Quiet On Foreign Policy Amid Trump Middle East Peace Successes

interview with Kiron K. Skinnervia Fox
Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Hoover Institution fellow Kiron Skinner discusses the Trump administration’s Middle East peace deals.
Interviews

Kiron Skinner: What Arab-Israel Agreements Mean For Broader Middle East Peace

interview with Kiron K. Skinnervia Fox News
Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Kiron Skinner discusses the historic Middle East agreements and what they mean for peace in the Middle East.

Interviews

Markos Kounalakis On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Markos Kounalakisvia The John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Markos Kounalakis discusses his Miami Heraldarticle "Why is America shielding foreign terrorists from the death penalty?"

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The Saudi Riddle

by Fouad Ajamivia Defining Ideas
Tuesday, September 15, 2020

The Iraq war and the jihad in nearby Anbar and Baghdad were on the margins of Saudi life. Four or five years after 9/11, after the (usual) speculations about the troubles of the Saudi state, the ship had been steadied. There was that Arabian luck which had seen this realm through many a crisis, and it would come in the nick of time. In the summer of 2005, the ailing King Fahd, incapacitated for the full length of a decade and barely conscious of his surroundings, died and was succeeded by his half-brother Abdullah.

Analysis and Commentary

Arab Unity In The Middle East Can Be A Barrier To Iran’s Regional Goals

by Alma Keshavarz, Kiron K. Skinnervia The National Interest
Monday, September 14, 2020

Iraq struggled to find opportunities to expel Iranian influence, until Mustafa al-Khadimi. Since taking office in May 2020, al-Khadimi has shown promise in engaging with the United States on foreign policy issues, particularly on Iran.

Analysis and Commentary

Persistent Aggrandizement? Israel's Cyber Defense Architecture

by Elena Chachkovia Lawfare
Monday, August 31, 2020

Since 2011, the Israeli government has worked to centralize and streamline cyber defense authorities and responsibilities. It has established a new civilian national security agency to oversee cybersecurity preparedness and monitor and respond to cyber threats. The government has also advanced comprehensive draft legislation in broad consultation with a variety of relevant stakeholders from the private sector and civil society to regulate the authorities and operations of that new agency.

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The Caravan Issue 2027: Great Power Competition In The Middle East

via The Caravan
Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Issue 2027 of The Caravan is now available online. The journal is a periodic symposium on the contemporary dilemmas of the Greater Middle East.

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Mr. Magoo In Turkey

by Michael Doranvia The Caravan
Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Even a kerfuffle can reveal a strategic blunder. In December 2019, the New York Times editorial board taped an interview with former Vice President Joe Biden. A segment dealing with US-Turkish relations did not make the final cut, but eight months later, on August 15, 2020, it surfaced on the internet and sparked outrage in Turkey.

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Middle East Policy In An Age Of Constraint

by Russell A. Bermanvia The Caravan
Tuesday, September 1, 2020

The American public has grown war weary, with no enthusiasm to return to a grand agenda for the Middle East. This reluctance is the major constraint on future policy, and it has multiple causes.

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Russia And American Power In The Middle East

by Robert Servicevia The Caravan
Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Nothing is stranger than the notion, widely held, that Russia is a newcomer to the Middle East. After extending its rule to what is now called southern Ukraine in the late eighteenth century its territories bordered on the vast Ottoman Empire.

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