Iran: Willing to Deal

Iran: Willing to Deal

The West’s sanctions on Iran are hurting the country’s middle class and marginalizing the country’s pragmatists. But they can neither cripple Iran’s economy nor halt its nuclear program.

Resolving Muslim-Western Disputes

Resolving Muslim-Western Disputes

Resolving longstanding disputes between Muslims and non-Muslims requires an understanding of the different cultural approaches to conflict resolution.

The Arab World’s Intifada

The Arab World’s Intifada

The Arab Spring may have started in early 2011, but its origins link directly to the non-violent, society-wide mobilization that transformed Palestine’s national struggle beginning in the late 1980s.

Arab Spring, Israeli Isolation

Arab Spring, Israeli Isolation

With the Arab uprisings reconfiguring the regional political landscape, the time has come for America to regain the trust and goodwill of the Islamic world. The clock is ticking fast.

Dale Carnegie of the Middle East

Turkey is winning friends and influencing the Middle East, but its Dale Carnegie approach doesn’t extend to Israel.

Arab Spring, Turkish Harvest

Arab Spring, Turkish Harvest

As the greatest beneficiary of the Arab Spring, Turkey is going head to head with both Syria and Israel.

Summer Doldrums and War Budgets

As DC’s powerful debate the debt crisis, one aspect of our spending is completely absent from the debate: war spending.

Turkish Democracy Gives Rise to Turkish Power

International attention to Turkey’s recent election reflects Ankara’s rising role not only in the Arab Spring but as a newly powerful democracy with broad regional influence.

The Sisyphus of Europe?

The Sisyphus of Europe?

Turkey has been knocking for 50 years on the door of the European Union. When will Europe act in its own self-interest and open up?

Winners and Losers in a New Middle East

Winners and Losers in a New Middle East

The Arab Spring is the most profound foreign policy challenge facing the United States, and Washington’s response could help shape the course of the Middle East for decades.