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Does Israel Belong in the EU and NATO

by Ronald D. Asmus, Bruce P. Jacksonvia Policy Review
Tuesday, February 1, 2005

Its place in the Euro-Atlantic community

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What Are the Options?

by Geoffrey Kempvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, January 30, 2005

How can we get Tehran to give up its nuclear ambitions? By judicious use of the carrot—and the stick. By Geoffrey Kemp.

Between Democracy and Stability

by Larry Diamondvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, January 30, 2005

The demographic time bomb ticking away in the Middle East is going to blow away a lot of Western-leaning regimes—unless true reform begins soon. By Larry Diamond.

Give Diplomacy a Chance

by Abbas Milani, Michael McFaulvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, January 30, 2005

In dealing with Tehran, diplomacy is a lot more likely to work than military action. By Michael McFaul and Abbas Milani.

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Disengagement First

by Abraham D. Sofaervia Hoover Digest
Sunday, January 30, 2005

Ariel Sharon's disengagement from Gaza will result in a more secure Israel while enhancing prospects for the creation of a Palestinian state. By Abraham D. Sofaer.

Beyond Incrementalism: A New Strategy for Dealing with Iran

by Abbas Milani, Michael McFaul, Larry Diamond
Saturday, January 1, 2005

In the coming years, few if any countries will more preoccupy the foreign policy attention of the United States than Iran. The United States has long lacked a viable and coherent policy toward Iran. Perhaps for the first time since the fall of the Shah’s regime in 1979, the United States seems determined to try to forge one.

Process but No Peace

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Policy Review
Wednesday, December 1, 2004

Victor Davis Hanson on The Missing Peace: The Inside Story of the Fight for Middle East Peace by Dennis Ross

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Report from Baghdad

by Larry Diamondvia Hoover Digest
Saturday, October 30, 2004

Winning the war was easy. Winning the peace? Harder. Larry Diamond, who worked with the coalition in Baghdad last spring, explains what we have done wrong—and what we can still do right.

Kuwaiti Complexities

by Peter Berkowitzvia Hoover Digest
Saturday, October 30, 2004

Is democracy possible in the Arab Middle East? Peter Berkowitz travels to Kuwait to find out.

Babies and Bombers

by Claire Berlinskivia Policy Review
Friday, October 1, 2004

Claire Berlinski on Still Life with Bombers: Israel in the Age of Terrorism by David Horovitz and Babe in Arms: Dispatches from an American Mother in Israel by Judith Wrubel Levy