israel

The East Mediterranean Triangle at Crossroads

Author: Dr Jean-Loup Samaan The collapse of Israel-Turkey relations over the last decade has led to a reshuffling of the power plays in the East Mediterranean region. Following the dismantlement of the Ankara-Jerusalem axis, Greece has entered the game by becoming the new ally of Israel in the area. As a result, the new strategic …

The East Mediterranean Triangle at Crossroads Read More »

Syria and the Peace: A Good Chance Missed

Author: Dr Helena Cobban One of the more dismaying aspects of the current peace process has been the failure of Syria and Israel to make a deal. According to Christian Science Monitor correspondent Helena Cobban, these two long-standing foes came very close to composing their decades-old quarrel. The Syrian and Israeli leaders persevered to overcome …

Syria and the Peace: A Good Chance Missed Read More »

Assessing the Costs of Failure

Author: Dr Stephen C Pelletiere, Prof Shibley Telhami, Mr Lawrence R Velte As of mid-1997, the fate of the Arab-Israeli peace process is dangerously uncertain. Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s decision to begin work on a new Jewish settlement in Jerusalem has so enraged Palestinians that they have effectively walked out of the negotiations. President Clinton …

Assessing the Costs of Failure Read More »

The Peace process, Phase One: Past Accomplishments, Future Concerns

Author: Dr Stephen C Pelletiere As a result of a conference on the peace process in the Middle East, co-hosted by the Strategic Studies Institute and North Georgia College in March 1996, the authors discussed the developing crisis in that area. They have analyzed three crucial areas of relations between Israel and its Arab neighbors–Jordan, …

The Peace process, Phase One: Past Accomplishments, Future Concerns Read More »

Terrorism: National Security Policy and the Home Front

Author: Dr Stephen C Pelletiere The recent bombing of the Federal Building in Oklahoma has highlighted the complexity of the phenomenon of political extremism. Until this occurred, inside the United States foreign terrorists were the focus of attention, particularly the so-called Islamic fundamentalists. Undue emphasis on the “foreign connection” can make it appear that only …

Terrorism: National Security Policy and the Home Front Read More »

Assad and the Peace Process: The Pivotal Role of Lebanon

Author: Dr Stephen C Pelletiere The world is waiting for peace in the Middle East. At present the possibility of a settlement is delayed by differences between Israel and Syria. The two are far apart on how to solve one of the thornier problems of the negotiations–the eventual status of the Golan Heights. That Syria’s …

Assad and the Peace Process: The Pivotal Role of Lebanon Read More »

Hamas and Hizbollah: The Radical Challenge to Israel in the Occupied Territories

Author: Dr Stephen C Pelletiere This study argues that Hamas and Hizbollah, the two main religious groups fighting Israel, probably are more threatening to U.S. interests than is generally believed. It discusses the various openings that the groups were able to exploit to advance themselves, and particularly how they profited from errors on the Israelis’ …

Hamas and Hizbollah: The Radical Challenge to Israel in the Occupied Territories Read More »