Post Tagged with: "Foreign Policy in the Middle East"

Soft Power in the Middle East: The Invisible Skirmish

Soft Power in the Middle East: The Invisible Skirmish

Two soft power models in the Middle East are assessed. Iran’s can be another source of regional instability. Oman’s seeks stability and peaceful resolution of conflicts.

The Future of Turkey’s Foreign Policy

The Future of Turkey’s Foreign Policy

Davutoğlu designed Turkey’s Syrian policy jointly with Erdoğan. The hand-picked Yildirim is expected to be a low-profile executive of Erdoğan’s directives.

Strategic Narratives and Iranian Foreign Policy into the Rouhani Era

Strategic Narratives and Iranian Foreign Policy into the Rouhani Era

Rouhani is more of a pragmatic moderate in the mould of former President Hashemi-Rafsanjani, and his approach has the blessing of the Supreme Leader Khamenei.

Interview – Nadim Shehadi

Interview – Nadim Shehadi

Nadim Shehadi discusses what lessons from the Iraq War we can apply to the current Syrian conflict, the role of Iran in the Middle-East, and the fight against ISIS.

The West Needs a Strategic Pause before Working with Russia

The West Needs a Strategic Pause before Working with Russia

There are a number of reasons why empowering Russia in the Middle East is a dangerous idea, and should create serious pause for Western states

The Dilemma of Middle Eastern Democracy

The Dilemma of Middle Eastern Democracy

The seemingly infertile soil for democracy in the Middle East can be better understood by primarily examining the hindering role of the coercive apparatus in the region.

Crafting an Effective Foreign Policy to Confront Terrorism in the Middle East

Crafting an Effective Foreign Policy to Confront Terrorism in the Middle East

As long as Hamas or Hezbollah are viewed as less “bad” than ISIS and are seen as parties that can be reasonably dealt with, there can be no peace in the Middle East.

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