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In Depth: Middle East

26 Jan 2010

Terrorists in Iraq Use New Tactics

Al Arabiya News Channel. United Arab Emirates. 07:00 PM EST

London Meeting Aims to Bolster Yemen in Qaeda Fight

Al Arabiya News Channel. United Arab Emirates. 07:00 PM EST

Iran: Gulf Countries Should Prevent US Attack from Regional Bases

Al Arabiya News Channel. United Arab Emirates. 07:00 PM EST

Al-Qaeda Group Claims Hotel Blasts in Baghdad

The Jerusalem Post. 07:00 PM EST

Parliament Speaker Larijani: ‘US Dare Not Attack Iran’

Islamic Republic News Agency. Iran. 07:00 PM EST
25 Jan 2010

Iran’s Private Army Digs in for a Wider Lebanon War

Michael J. Totten's blog “There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root.” — Henry David Thoreau The Obama administration needs to start paying attention to Lebanon again before it explodes. The Washington ...

EDITORIAL. Al-Qaeda Evolves into Franchise

The National. United Arab Emirates. 07:00 PM EST

Karoubi Insists Ahmadinejad Election Rigged Despite Recognition of His Presidency

Al Arabiya News Channel. United Arab Emirates. 07:00 PM EST

Yemen Jails 7 Al-Qaeda Members

Al Arabiya News Channel. United Arab Emirates. 07:00 PM EST

Israel Releases Report on Israel-Turkey Relations

Haaretz.com. Israel. 07:00 PM EST

Houthi Rebels Complete Withdrawal from Saudi Arabia

Al Arabiya News Channel. United Arab Emirates. 07:00 PM EST

Abbas: Two Preconditions for Resumed Talks

Ma’an News Agency. Palestinian Territories. 07:00 PM EST

Israel Likely to Accept UN Internal Gaza Probe

Haaretz.com. Israel. 07:00 PM EST

OPINION. Israel Shows Contempt for NGOs with New Visa Policy

Amira Hass. Haaretz.com. Israel. 07:00 PM EST

Supreme Leader Khamenei: US, Israel Greatest Enemies of Iran for 30 Years

Islamic Republic News Agency. Iran. 07:00 PM EST
23 Jan 2010

Forces of Fortune

Michael J. Totten's blog The Egyptian Islamist theoretician Sayyid Qutb believed the West — in particular the United States — posed an existential threat to Islam. He feared that globalization, spearheaded by the American colossus, might eventually ...

American Idol

Andrew J. Bacevich's blog The Hebrew Bible ( Exodus, Chapter 32) describes how the Israelites, their leader absent on Mount Sinai, fell to worshipping a Golden Calf of their own creation. The incident did not end well. The Lord was put out and Moses ...

The Persistence of Memory

Roya Hakakian's blog On the eve of the 31st anniversary of the 1979 revolution, Tehran is facing the Marxian destiny: History has repeated itself in Iran, indeed with a farcical twist, and the clerics aren’t the ones laughing. For 30 years, February ...

21 Jan 2010

The Middle East Has Always Been Hard

Michael J. Totten's blog President Barack Obama admitted in an interview with Joe Klein at Time magazine that he was “too optimistic” about his ability to solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, that it’s “just really hard.” Those of us with ...

19 Jan 2010

Ahmadinejad: Bullying Powers at Root of Conflicts in Middle East

Islamic Republic News Agency. Iran. 07:00 PM EST

Americans Suspected of Al-Qaeda Training in Yemen Pose Threat to US

Al Arabiya News Channel. United Arab Emirates. 07:00 PM EST

Iran Announces Stance on Fuel Swap Unchanged

Fars News Agency. Iran. 07:00 PM EST

Iran Rejects Nuclear Fuel Deal

BBC. 07:00 PM EST

OPINION. West’s Loss of Turkey is Gain for Arabs

Jihad el-Khazen. Dar Al Hayat. Lebanon. 07:00 PM EST

UK Suspends Flights from Yemen over Security Risk

Al Arabiya News Channel. United Arab Emirates. 07:00 PM EST

Abbas to US: Negotiate with Israel for Us

Haaretz.com. Israel. 07:00 PM EST

Iran Proposes Transfer 70% Uranium Abroad, Receive Fuel for Research Reactor

Al Arabiya News Channel. United Arab Emirates. 07:00 PM EST

US Steps Up Security Efforts in Yemen

The Washington Post. 07:00 PM EST

Pakistan-Iran Gas Pipeline Project Finalized

Dawn. Pakistan. 07:00 PM EST

Barak Seeks to Repair Turkey Relations

AL Jazeera. 07:00 PM EST

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