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Setting traitor Manning free is a betrayal by Obama New York Post January 19, 2017
What Kerry got wrong in his Israel speech Washington Examiner December 28, 2016
Why Should We Trust Erdogan's Spies? Newsweek December 9, 2016
Erdogan Makes a Bid for the Military Newsweek November 30, 2016
Will Erdogan Bring Assassinations Here? Newsweek November 29, 2016
Trump's troubling security adviser New York Daily News November 19, 2016
Trump Team's First Ethics Scandal Newsweek November 16, 2016
Erdogan's Troop Incursion Into Iraq Threatens NATO Unity Newsweek November 5, 2016
Turkey is Headed for a Bloodbath Newsweek November 3, 2016
Turkey Should Play No Part in Liberating Mosul Newsweek October 20, 2016
Would a bankrupt Saudi Arabia be good for America? Newsweek October 7, 2016
Whether Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump wins, the next President needs to take meaningful action in Syria crisis New York Daily News October 1, 2016
Did the Defense Department Lie About Closing Lajes? Newsweek September 22, 2016
Will Erdogan Airbrush Atatürk From Turkish Life? Newsweek August 19, 2016
U.S. should know by now that ransoming hostages with Iran only leads to terror New York Daily News August 3, 2016
Will There Be a Coup in Iraq? July 30, 2016
Erdogan Has Nobody to Blame for the Coup but Himself Foreign Policy July 15, 2016
The Battle for the Soul of Iraqi Kurdistan Foreign Policy July 14, 2016
Who Is Stopping Kurdish Leaders From Visiting the U.S.? Newsweek May 24, 2016
Learning to Love the Unlovable Saudis Newsweek April 15, 2016
Pakistan on the Mediterranean The Washington Free Beacon March 28, 2016
Will There Be a Coup Against Erdogan in Turkey? Newsweek March 24, 2016
Colin Powell Should Disavow His Hateful Aide Newsweek March 18, 2016
Social Welfare Is Killing Refugees National Review Online March 7, 2016
How to Counter Erdogan's Assault on the Free Press Newsweek March 7, 2016
We Should Not Sell Warplanes to Pakistan Newsweek March 4, 2016
Child Sex Abuse by U.N. Forces. Where's the Outrage? Newsweek February 26, 2016
Would Trump Deliberately Default on America's Debt? Newsweek February 25, 2016
No Bare Breasts, Please, We're Iranian Newsweek January 31, 2016
Obama Does an Arms for Hostages Deal Newsweek January 19, 2016
Are Moderates Really In Charge in Iran? Newsweek January 18, 2016
Iranian seizure portends worse to come USA Today January 14, 2016
Our Snatched Sailors: Who to Really Blame Newsweek January 13, 2016
The Saudi-Iranian Hostilities: What Should the U.S. Do? Newsweek January 5, 2016
There Should Be No Reprieve for Murderous Assad Newsweek December 16, 2015
Turkey's Dangerous Iraq Game Commentary December 15, 2015
Do Kurds Have Legal Recourse Against Barzanis? The Pasewan November 12, 2015
9/11 and the road to the Iran nuclear deal The Washington Examiner September 11, 2015
Iran Chooses Guns Over Butter Every Time Newsweek August 31, 2015
Kurds Failing Representation Jeopardizes US Support The Pasewan August 19, 2015
Why the Western Sahara Matters Journal of International Security Affairs Spring/Summer 2015
But what about the Revolutionary Guard? The Hill July 16, 2015
Obama and Kerry crossed every one of their own red lines New York Post July 14, 2015
The Middle East Studies Mess AIJAC July 2, 2015
America's 'Insane' Iran Approach The National Interest June 26, 2015
Why ISIS's grip on ancient Syrian city spells doom for Middle East New York Post May 22, 2015
Why rogue regimes take hostages CNN April 2, 2015
The Danger of Negotiating with Iran Washington Free Beacon March 9, 2015
New SecDef Must Address Eastern Mediterranean Commentary January 2, 2015
The Temptation of Intelligence Politicization to Support Diplomacy International Journal of Intelligence and Counter Intelligence 2016
Iran's hypocrisy in condemning U.S. racism CNN December 31, 2014
Iran's not-so-hidden hidden agenda Dallas Morning News November 27, 2014
The diplomatic insanity of Iran talks CNN November 24, 2014
Erdoğan's Historical Truthiness Commentary November 23, 2014
Could Oman be the Next Crisis? Commentary November 14, 2014
Failed Nuclear Negotiations With North Korea Should Be A Lesson For The US On Iran Business Insider October 21, 2014
Arming Rebels Wasn't the Only Option U.S. News and World Report August 14, 2014
Beyond Bombing Iraq: Obama Needs an ISIS Strategy The National Interest August 12, 2014
Time for an Anwar Sadat Moment in the Middle East The National Interest July 19, 2014
Time to Challenge U.S. Assumptions about Terrorism, Security, and Iraq The National Interest June 13, 2014
Iraq is on a precipice CNN Global Public Square June 12, 2014
Is Talking the Shortest Path to War? The American February 19, 2014
The high price of negotiating with bad guys The Washington Post February 14, 2014
The U.S. Gets the Kurds Wrong - Again The Wall Street Journal February 13, 2014
It's Time to Come Clean on the Disappeared The Kurdistan Tribune February 8, 2014
Rings of Fire Foreign Policy February 6, 2014
Lift the Blockade on Rojava The Kurdistan Tribune January 27, 2014
Time for U.S. to focus on Western Sahara CNN Global Public Square January 6, 2014
Kurdish officials need a code of conduct The Kurdistan Tribune December 28, 2013
Don't expect Rouhani to transform Iran CNN Global Public Square December 23, 2013
Iran deal risks creating another North Korea CNN Global Public Square November 24, 2013
The US Should Reconsider PKK Terror Designation The Kurdistan Tribune November 11, 2013
Bad Iran deal worse than no deal CNN Global Public Square November 9, 2013
Gorran can determine Region's future, not PUK or KDP Dangdan (The Vote) September 26, 2013
Roll back the Muslim Brotherhood National Review September 13, 2013
President Obama has big choices on Syria but end game is crucial as opposition radicalizes August 28, 2013
World gave green light to Syria's WMD horror New York Daily News August 22, 2013
Has Kuwait reached the sectarian tipping point? AEI Outlook August 14, 2013
When coups advance democracy New York Daily News July 7, 2013
The U.S. Should Stand With the Turkish People The New York Times June 5, 2013
The Roots of the Turkish Uprising The Wall Street Journal June 4, 2013
Erdogan's Agenda National Review Online May 16, 2013
Why won't Washington support Kurdish Independence? The Kurdistan Tribune May 9, 2013
Twisting Intelligence to Exculpate Our Enemies National Review Online May 9, 2013
'Forgotten' Africa turns to Iran as a result of western neglect Public Service Europe May 7, 2013
Obama's Dithering Let the Syrian Situation Spiral U.S. News & World Report April 30, 2013
Africa: Iran's final frontier? AEI Outlook April 17, 2013
What motivates Turkey's peace process? The Kurdistan Tribune April 2, 2013
Remembering Iraq Without Rewriting History The Blaze March 19, 2013
America's sectarian problem Al-Aalem (Baghdad) March 7, 2013
Deciphering Iranian decision making and strategy today AEI Outlook January 28, 2013
5 things U.S. should do in Middle East CNN Global Public Square January 12, 2013
In Syria, the same mistakes New York Daily News December 23, 2012
Who would succeed Talabani? CNN Global Public Square December 18, 2012
Where is the Kurdistan Statistics Agency? The Kurdistan Tribune December 17, 2012
Why U.S. should rethink policy over Syria's Kurds CNN Global Public Square November 27, 2012
Will Syria Burst the Turkish Bubble? Yahoo Finance November 25, 2012
The General's Great Betrayal November 17, 2012
Why land for peace is dead CNN Global Public Square November 15, 2012
Iran: IHRDC reports 'On the Margins' The Kurdistan Tribune November 12, 2012
Turkey's Sectarian Agenda Al-Aalem (Baghdad) November 11, 2012
Is Barzani really a nationalist? Redux The Kurdistan Tribune November 8, 2012
Again, the U.S. for the World Al-Aalem (Baghdad) November 7, 2012
Ten years later, Turkey's Islamist political revolution bearing bitter fruit The Daily Caller November 2, 2012
Iraqi Diplomacy has No Voice in Washington Al-Aalem (Baghdad) November 1, 2012
Don't forget about Iraq CNN Global Public Square October 31, 2012
Why both candidates got it wrong on Iran CNN Global Public Square October 23, 2012
Is Masud Barzani really a nationalist? The Kurdistan Tribune October 22, 2012
Why does Barzani oppose modern banking for Kurdistan? The Kurdistan Tribune October 12, 2012
Can a Nuclear Iran Be Contained? The Morningside Post October 8, 2012
Whitewashing Islamists Commentary October 2012
Obama Speaks Often But Does Little on Mideast Foreign Policy US News & World Report September 27, 2012
Is there really democracy in the Middle East? Fox News September 20, 2012
What really motivated the embassy attacks? The Daily Caller September 12, 2012
Iran Endgame National Review September 10, 2012
2020: Too Soon for Turkey National Review Online August 16, 2012
Is Turkey Losing to the PKK? The Kurdistan Tribune August 6, 2012
America's 7 mistakes in Afghanistan CNN Global Public Square August 2, 2012
Regressing on Iran Townhall Magazine August 2012
Should the United States Rethink Sanctions Against Iran? Federation of American Scientists July 16, 2012
Kurdistan's '$265 million' National Security Council The Kurdistan Tribune July 12, 2012
How to make Iran blink Fox News July 9, 2012
In Egypt, a rare second chance for US to support democracy Fox News June 19, 2012
Kurdish history: Leaders' greed trumps nationalism The Kurdistan Tribune June 9, 2012
WTC Bomber's Obscene Break The New York Post March 7, 2012
Summit has to be a great success for Obama and Netanyahu New York Daily News March 3, 2012
How Iran sees America and what America does not want to see Fox News February 17, 2012
Who will write the Kurdish epic? The Kurdistan Tribune January 21, 2012
Dire Straits Iran's navy plays a dangerous game The Weekly Standard January 16, 2012
Iran Puts a Weak America in Its Sights, With Big Plans for the Future Fox News January 10, 2012
Parliament should question KRG silence in the face of Turkey's weapons purchases The Kurdistan Tribune January 8, 2012
The West should hand Iran's leadership a chalice of poison The Age January 5, 2012
Can Kurdistan be the new Dubai? The Kurdistan Tribune December 31, 2011
Tehran's hollow Hormuz strait threat New York Daily News December 30, 2011
Is Kurdistan ready for a U.S.-Iran war? The Kurdistan Tribune December 23, 2011
Iranian End Game National Review December 19, 2011
Kurdistan needs accountability The Kurdistan Tribune December 4, 2011
What the Storming of the British Embassy In Teheran Tells Us Fox News November 29, 2011
Nechirvan Barzani must professionalize his office The Kurdistan Tribune November 17, 2011
Iraq's Iran problem, Iran's Iraq problem CNN Security Clearance November 14, 2011
This Was No War of Choice US News November 11, 2011
Iran's Nuclear Project National Review Online November 8, 2011
Will Israel Pull the Trigger and Send Iran the Ultimate Message? Fox News November 3, 2011
Why won't Barzani or Barham block the arms sale to Turkey? The Kurdistan Tribune November 3, 2011
Is it time for an anti-Turkey coalition? The Kurdistan Tribune October 27, 2011
The Trouble With Turkey National Review October 17, 2011
What's in a name? The Kurdistan Tribune October 15, 2011
To Keep America Safe We Must Address Our Intelligence Failures In Iran Fox News October 12, 2011
Iran and Saudi Arabia's 'hate-hate' relationship CNN Security Clearance October 11, 2011
Iranian plot to assassinate Saudi Arabian ambassador on U.S. soil must force Obama to change policy New York Daily News October 11, 2011
Will America leave Kurdistan? The Kurdistan Tribune September 26, 2011
Safe havens must become risky haunts The Australian September 12, 2011
To fight corruption, Barzani needs to clean house The Kurdistan Tribune September 10, 2011
Erdoğan's temper-tantrum should benefit Kurds The Kurdistan Tribune September 7, 2011
Talking With the Taliban Is Not Diplomacy, It's Deadly Fox News September 6, 2011
Tehran's Nuclear Endgame National Review Online August 25, 2011
Talking to the world's Gadhafis is a fool's errand USA Today August 23, 2011
Will the State Department betray Syria's Kurds? The Kurdistan Tribune August 22, 2011
Have Obama and Clinton Forgotten About Egypt? Fox News August 18, 2011
Thank you, Dr. Tissot The Kurdistan Tribune July 31, 2011
Remembering Bill Eagleton The Kurdistan Tribune July 25, 2011
Where's Kurdistan's missing $4 billion? The Kurdistan Tribune July 3, 2011
Where is Iraqi Kurdistan's sovereign wealth fund? The Kurdistan Tribune June 26, 2011
Kurdish leaders must overcome their isolation The Kurdistan Tribune June 20, 2011
It's time for university reform in Iraqi Kurdistan The Kurdistan Tribune June 8, 2011
Life after Talabani The Kurdistan Tribune June 5, 2011
After Bin Laden Commentary June 2011
It's time for Turkey to end its occupation of Iraqi Kurdistan The Kurdistan Tribune May 28, 2011
Why Did It Take So Long to Find Bin Laden? NYTimes.com May 3, 2011
The Squeaky Wheel Syndrome Commentary April 11, 2011
To the Freedom Protestors in Sara Square Kurd Net April 7, 2011
What Should We Do About Libya? National Review Online March 10, 2011
The Road to Tahrir Square Commentary March 2011
Enforce a no-fly zone on Libya USA Today February 23, 2011
Hearing Obama in Tehran New York Daily News February 16, 2011
Mubarak Refuses To Step Down Forbes February 10, 2011
Egypt Is Not Iran The New York Times February 7, 2011
How to Avoid an Iran-Like Tragedy in Egypt AOL News February 1, 2011
The U.S. Should Not Fear Egypt Regime Change Forbes January 28, 2011
The Direction of Turkey's Foreign Policy and Strategic Partnerships Euro-Atlantic Quarterly January 3, 2011
Turkey on the Brink National Security Policy Proceedings Fall 2010
Sanctioning Iran The Weekly Standard October 30, 2010
Talk to the Taliban? National Review Online October 21, 2010
How Barack Obama's Vision of a Nuclear-Free World Weakens America's Security The Heritage Foundation September 10, 2010
Why Najaf matters in post-war Iraq The Washington Post August 27, 2010
How nukes will transform Iran New York Daily News August 15, 2010
Turkey, from Ally to Enemy Commentary July/August 2010
Iran 2025 International Future Operational Environment Seminar June 22, 2010
Containment won't work USA Today June 11, 2010
Erdogan's Turkey Is Not a Friend Forward June 11, 2010
Sardasht's murder was a public relations disaster for Kurdistan Kurdish Media May 30, 2010
Dictatorship or Democracy in Iraqi Kurdistan? Rozhnama (Iraq) May 18, 2010
Sardasht's pen was his weapon Kurdish Media May 14, 2010
Is Making Nice With Russia a Mistake? Fox News April 16, 2010
Iran: Obama Pours Fuel On The Fire Hudson New York April 8, 2010
Iran: The Case for "Regime Change" Commentary April 2010
Why Neoconservatism Was and Is Right Verratene Freiheit March 2010
Foggy Bottom's Man in Baghdad The Wall Street Journal March 13, 2010
Afghanistan Deadline Is Not Smart Policy Public Square March 8, 2010
The Afghanistan Withdrawal Public Square March 8, 2010
Can Anything Stop Iran From Getting Bomb? AOL News February 10, 2010
A Watershed Election National Review Online February 1, 2010
Taking Tea with the Taliban Commentary February 2010
The Enduring Iran-Syria-Hezbollah Axis AEI Middle East Outlook December 2009
Not Nearly Enough On Afghanistan Forbes.com December 1, 2009
Syria's Path to Islamist Terror Middle East Quarterly Winter 2010
Forgetting the Fall National Review Online November 6, 2009
Don't Sacrifice Human Rights for Iran Diplomacy Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty October 7, 2009
Bad Options on Iran National Review Online October 5, 2009
It takes much more than talk to stop Iran's stonewalling New York Daily News September 30, 2009
British government's deal involving Lockerbie bomber shatters 'Special Relationship' with U.S. New York Daily News September 2, 2009
To Prosecute or Not to Prosecute? The Washington Post August 24, 2009
U.S. Can't Take Central And Eastern Europe For Granted Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty July 23, 2009
Our Common Foe National Review July 20, 2009
Kurdish leaders are drunk with power The Daily Star (Beirut) July 1, 2009
The Troop Drawdown Could Be Costly for Iraq The Wall Street Journal June 30, 2009
Iran, technology, and revolution Middle East Strategy at Harvard June 25, 2009
Silence Is Not Neutrality National Review Online June 23, 2009
Protests aren't enough to topple the Islamic Republic The Los Angeles Times June 19, 2009
Don't meddle, but help create a template for Iranians to act The Los Angeles Times June 18, 2009
Sham in Iran The Los Angeles Times June 17, 2009
The Obama Effect? New York Daily News June 14, 2009
Is Obama striking the right balance between national security, civil liberties and government transparency? The Washington Post May 24, 2009
Sixty Miles from the Capital The Weekly Standard May 11, 2009
Just the beginning Bitterlemons International April 30, 2009
A Target of Convenience National Review Online April 21, 2009
Kurdistan's Troubled Democracy The Washington Post April 18, 2009
Leaders' mortality may sway Iraq's health Jane's Islamic Affairs Analyst April 17, 2009
What Iran Really Thinks About Talks The Wall Street Journal April 13, 2009
Khatami is just Ahmadinejad with a silver tongue The Australian March 25, 2009
Obama Shouldn't Sacrifice Allies To Please Russia Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty March 4, 2009
An Opening to Iran? The Weekly Standard February 16, 2009
Diplomacy By Itself Won't Work With Iran Investor's Business Daily February 13, 2009
Diplomacy Cannot Quell Gaza Violence Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty January 5, 2009
Tehran Is The Obstacle To U.S.-Iran Talks Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty November 25, 2008
Syria Can't Be Flipped Forbes.com November 12, 2008
Can a Nuclear Iran Be Contained or Deterred? Middle Eastern Outlook November 5, 2008
The U.S. Should Not Open an Interests Section in Tehran CFR Forum November 4, 2008
Iran's Economy Runs Out Of Steam Forbes.com October 17, 2008
Obama or McCain, Iran stance won't change The Australian October 3, 2008
Getting Religion Wrong Blind Spot: When Journalists Don't Get Religion October 2008
Boxed In: Containing a Nuclear Iran Jane's Intelligence Review October 2008
Iran's Revolutionary Guards - A Rogue Outfit? Middle East Quarterly Fall 2008
Biden's Blink on Iran Washington Post August 26, 2008
. . . And Foreign Policy Moves Front and Center Richmond Times-Dispatch August 12, 2008
Erdogan, Ergenekon, and the Struggle for Turkey Mideast Monitor August 8, 2008
Bush's Disastrous Flip Flop Bitterlemons International August 7, 2008
Obama in Berlin Washington Post July 24, 2008
Now Bush Is Appeasing Iran Wall Street Journal July 21, 2008
Iran's Faltering Economy Euro-Atlantic Quarterly July 2008
Turkey: Erdogan, the AKP, and Secularism Euro-Atlantic Quarterly July 2008
The Case Against Turkey's Ruling Party The American June 20, 2008
Return of the Purple Fingers Washington Post June 9, 2008
Turkey's Putin Deserves to Go Wall Street Journal June 6, 2008
Hillary Clinton's right to say 'obliterate' New York Daily News May 7, 2008
Turkey's Uncertain Future The American April 30, 2008
Turkey's Turning Point National Review Online April 14, 2008
Rose-Colored Foreign Policy Wall Street Journal April 14, 2008
Iran's Global Ambition AEI Middle Eastern Outlook March 17, 2008
The Iranian Elections Euro-Atlantic Quarterly March 2008
Turkey and Democracy Euro-Atlantic Quarterly March 2008
European Libyan Policy is Cynical Bitterlemons International February 28, 2008
ElBaradei's Real Agenda Wall Street Journal February 25, 2008
Unintelligence on Iranian Nukes Weekly Standard February 25, 2008
The Proposed U.S. Security Commitment to Iraq House Foreign Affairs Committee January 23, 2008
Dissident Watch: Mahmoud Salehi Middle East Quarterly Winter 2008
Is Iraqi Kurdistan a Good Ally? AEI Middle Eastern Outlook January 2008
The Extension of the United Nations Mandate for Iraq House Foreign Affairs Committee December 19, 2007
Turkey's Terror Problem Is Ours Wall Street Journal December 18, 2007
Iran's nuke news shows danger of trusting this regime New York Daily News December 5, 2007
Are President Bush's recent statements on Iran dangerously provocative? Congressional Quarterly November 16, 2007
The Guldimann Memorandum Weekly Standard October 22, 2007
A Lever of Change in Iran Washington Post October 19, 2007
Grandstanding Has Consequences National Review Online October 15, 2007
Russian Roulette on Iran Wall Street Journal October 3, 2007
President Bush's Broken Promises Wall Street Journal July 31, 2007
U.S. Policy Options in the Iraq Crisis U.S. House of Representatives July 17, 2007
Opposing view: Don't blink, don't back down USA Today July 2, 2007
U.S. Policy: Back to the Future Aspenia June 2007
Asymmetrical Threat Concept and its Reflections on International Security May 31, 2007
Enabling Kurdish Illusions Weekly Standard March 19, 2007
Iraq in Books Middle East Quarterly Spring 2007
Table Talk Wall Street Journal February 21, 2007
Hamas' international strategy works Bitterlemons International February 8, 2007
Privatize the CIA Weekly Standard February 5, 2007
Will Turkey Have an Islamist President? AEI Middle Eastern Outlook February 2, 2007
How to make '07 Ahmadinejad's last year in power New York Daily News January 3, 2007
Dissident Watch: Mansour Osanlou Middle East Quarterly Winter 2007
Specter, colleagues travel abroad, but bid for dialogue yields little Philadelphia Inquirer December 28, 2006
Is American Support for Middle Eastern Dissidents the Kiss of Death? AEI Middle Eastern Outlook December 5, 2006
What went wrong: A sober look at Iraq National Review Online December 4, 2006
"Arabs may one day miss George W. Bush" Daily Star (Beirut) December 1, 2006
Right war, botched occupation USA Today November 27, 2006
Nurture Iraqi democracy, from the ground up Los Angeles Times November 16, 2006
Rumsfeld and the Realists Wall Street Journal November 13, 2006
Why withdrawal from Iraq is the worst option Financial Times October 26, 2006
Conclusion First, Debate Afterwards Weekly Standard October 20, 2006
"Mr. Erdogan's Turkey" Wall Street Journal October 19, 2006
Misguided reconciliation with Baathists Philadelphia Inquirer October 19, 2006
To end Iran standoff, plan for war New York Daily News October 3, 2006
The U.S. vs. Iran Wall Street Journal September 20, 2006
Last Chance for Iraq? National Review September 11, 2006
Can Iran Be Trusted? AEI Middle Eastern Outlook September 1, 2006
"Is the West Racist Toward Muslims and Arabs?" Bitterlemons International August 31, 2006
An Arrow in Our Quiver National Review August 28, 2006
All Talk and No Strategy: The limits of diplomacy Weekly Standard July 24, 2006
Sending in the peacekeepers is a fool's game New York Daily News July 20, 2006
Multilateralism - A Diplomatic Mantra Die Presse July 19, 2006
Iran Against the Arabs Wall Street Journal July 19, 2006
Eradication First: Before diplomacy National Review Online July 17, 2006
Fight for Mideast democracy faltering Philadelphia Inquirer July 14, 2006
Political Strategies to Counterterrorism The Evolving Threat: International Terrorism in the post 9-11 Era July 12, 2006
The US defends its allies Bitterlemons International July 6, 2006
Dangerous Cycle National Review Online July 6, 2006
Bubba Dubya? Weekly Standard June 19, 2006
Damage Is Done National Review Online June 1, 2006
Dissident Watch: Yücel Aşkın Middle East Quarterly Summer 2006
Diplomacy is not enough Prospect June 2006
The Tyranny Doctrine Los Angeles Times May 26, 2006
I Was an Icelandic "War Criminal" National Review Online May 12, 2006
Putting politics before pacifism Philadelphia Inquirer May 9, 2006
Nuclear Hostage Crisis Wall Street Journal April 14, 2006
Dissident Watch: Kamal Sayid Qadir Middle East Quarterly Spring 2006
Patterns of Discontent: Will History Repeat in Iran? Middle East Review of International Affairs March 2006
Are We Playing for Keeps? Wall Street Journal February 27, 2006
Hitting the Mark on Iran FrontPageMagazine.com January 27, 2006
Iran Means What It Says AEI Online: On the Issues January 25, 2006
The Radioactive Republic of Iran Wall Street Journal January 16, 2006
Monsters of the Left: The Mujahedin al-Khalq FrontPageMagazine.com January 13, 2006
Don't Dismiss Iranian Rhetoric Týždeň January 2, 2006
Iraqi Beacon Wall Street Journal December 14, 2005
Turkey's No Casual Dining National Review Online December 12, 2005
How to Deal with Kidnappings in Iraq Rivista di Intelligence December 2005
Iraq's Comeback Kid National Review November 29, 2005
The Middle East's real bane: corruption Daily Star (Beirut) November 18, 2005
Domestic Threats to Iranian Stability: Khuzistan and Baluchistan JCPA Jerusalem Issue Brief November 13, 2005
The Same War New York Sun November 2, 2005
Iraq, Unplugged National Review Online November 1, 2005
From Baghdad to Beirut, Arab Leaders Being Held To Account Forward October 28, 2005
Turkish Turn Back? National Review Online October 19, 2005
With Freedom Comes Politics Wall Street Journal October 18, 2005
Iraq and the Democratization of the Middle East La Rivoluzione Democratica Contro Il Terrorismo October 14, 2005
Only threat of force will tame Tehran The Observer October 9, 2005
Will They or Won't They? National Review Online October 3, 2005
Lebanon's Tenuous Transformation Aspenia October 2005
Who killed the Bush doctrine? Haaretz September 30, 2005
"The Arafat Model" National Review September 12, 2005
The Future of Iraq: Democracy, Civil War, or Chaos? Middle East Review of International Affairs September 2005
Less Is More in Iraq Washington Post August 9, 2005
The Price of Compromise New York Sun August 8, 2005
Fried in Turkey National Review Online August 2, 2005
Washington Must Plan Today For Democratic Iran of Tomorrow Forward July 8, 2005
Academic Standards, R.I.P. FrontPageMagazine.com June 14, 2005
Our Ally Down Under: The strongest Anglosphere link National Review June 7, 2005
Islamists are intrinsically anti-democratic Bitterlemons International June 2, 2005
Let Iraq handle Sunnis Baltimore Sun May 10, 2005
Soothing rhetoric - scary reality Haaretz May 6, 2005
That Occupation Feeling National Review Online April 18, 2005
A comedy of errors: American-Turkish Diplomacy and the Iraq War Turkish Policy Quarterly Spring 2005
Will Washington Support Democracy in Iran? JCPA Jerusalem Issue Brief February 13, 2005
Iraq has voted Wall Street Journal January 31, 2005
Unilateral withdrawal is irresponsible Haaretz January 28, 2005
A Fresh Start National Review Online January 28, 2005
Bush Marches Into a Second Term, His Agenda Set by Mideast Foes Forward January 28, 2005
Democracy on the Wing Washington Post January 26, 2005
Listen to the Iraqis National Review Online January 7, 2005
Green Money, Islamist Politics in Turkey Middle East Quarterly Winter 2005
Vacancy National Review Online December 10, 2004
Tapping the hornets' nest Haaretz December 10, 2004
What's Going Right in Iraq Los Angeles Times October 24, 2004
Iraq's Electoral System: A Misguided Strategy Arab Reform Bulletin September 2004
Losing the Shia National Review Online August 19, 2004
Shifting Sides? National Review Online August 10, 2004
Arresting Iraqi Democracy National Review Online August 9, 2004
Talking Turkey National Review Online August 6, 2004
The PKK Factor National Review Online August 5, 2004
Academia gone awry Jerusalem Post July 15, 2004
The Battle for a Representative Iraqi Government Has Started The Daily Star (Beirut) July 13, 2004
Bremer's Legacy a Recipe for Instability Australian Financial Review June 29, 2004
Same Qaddafi National Review Online June 29, 2004
Mounting Humanitarian Catastrophe in Sudan PolicyWatch June 28, 2004
CPA, R.I.P. National Review Online June 28, 2004
The Fallujah Problem National Review Online June 25, 2004
Where Are the Refugees? National Review Online June 21, 2004
Iran's WMD Build-Up Ripon Forum June 20, 2004
The Wrong Elections For Iraq Washington Post June 19, 2004
Trust the Iraqi People AEI On The Issues June 1, 2004
Marching off the Cliff Salon.com May 25, 2004
The Growing Gap National Review Online May 21, 2004
You Must Be Likud! National Review Online May 19, 2004
To Win in Fallujah FrontPageMagazine.com May 18, 2004
Web of Conspiracies National Review Online May 18, 2004
Prevailing Principles National Review Online May 17, 2004
Mistakes Mustn't Halt March The Baltimore Sun May 7, 2004
The Cost of Weakness National Review May 3, 2004
Exit Poll The New Republic May 3, 2004
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy National Review Online May 3, 2004
Ansar al-Sunna Middle East Intelligence Bulletin May 1, 2004
Traveler's Check The New Republic April 29, 2004
Failed Model National Review Online April 28, 2004
Bad Neighbor The New Republic April 26, 2004
Half-Hearted National Review Online April 26, 2004
Catastrophic Concessions National Review Online April 23, 2004
"Betrayal" National Review Online April 19, 2004
Dangerous Liaisons National Review Online April 15, 2004
Unwelcome United Nations National Review Online April 14, 2004
The Puppetmasters The New York Sun April 12, 2004
Learning from Sadr National Review Online April 8, 2004
Sadr Signs National Review Online April 6, 2004
Iraqi Democrats Feeling Sidelined The Los Angeles Times April 4, 2004
Tyranny@25 National Review Online April 1, 2004
Will Saddam's Troops Fight? The New Republic September 9, 2002
Disengaging in Defense of Liberty National Review Online August 29, 2002
When Politics Trumps Principles The Jerusalem Post August 29, 2002
What Do Iraqis Think about Life after Saddam? The New York Times August 9, 2002
Watershed: The Will of the Iranian People Should Not Be Ignored This Time Around National Review Online July 26, 2002
Iran's Dialogue of Deceit The Jerusalem Post July 22, 2002
One of the Most Destructive Myths of American Foreign Policy The New York Sun July 22, 2002
If Iraqis Want a King, Hassan of Jordan Could Be Their Man The Daily Telegraph July 19, 2002
No Change: Iran Remains Committed to Israel's Destruction National Review Online July 1, 2002
The Lessons of Lebanon The Weekly Standard July 1, 2002
Kurdistan Dispatch: Bomb Shelter The New Republic June 17, 2002
Engaged to Terror The Jerusalem Post June 11, 2002
Iran's Burgeoning Discontent PolicyWatch May 30, 2002
Don't Engage the Mullahs The Wall Street Journal Europe May 28, 2002
Mary Robinson, War Criminal? National Review Online May 20, 2002
In Bad Company: Yasser Arafat and Saddam Hussein National Review Online May 2, 2002
The UN's Refugees The Wall Street Journal April 18, 2002
From Inside Iraq, a Plea for U.S. Action The Los Angeles Times April 14, 2002
More floggings and inflation - the fruits of reform in Iran The Telegraph April 8, 2002
Anger and Action National Review Online March 30, 2002
Helping Iraqis without Iran National Review Online March 26, 2002
Iran's Myth of Moderation National Review Online March 18, 2002
Immoral Equivalency The Jerusalem Post March 17, 2002
Khatami and the Myth of Reform in Iran The Politic Spring 2002
Iran's Burgeoning WMD Programs Middle East Intelligence Bulletin March-April 2002
Who Is Responsible for the Taliban? Middle East Review of International Affairs March 2002
Iran and the Palestinian War against Israel AJC Middle East Backgrounder February 26, 2002
No Love Lost: Solutions from a Past Mideast National Review Online February 26, 2002
The Iranian Ticking Bomb The Jerusalem Post February 17, 2002
Deserted The New Republic February 11, 2002
Yearning for Freedom: Iranians Agree with Bush The New York Post February 11, 2002
Iran's Acts of Hostility Earned It 'Evil' Label The Baltimore Sun February 8, 2002
The Tehran Temptation Commentary January 2002
How to Free Iraq Middle East Quarterly Winter 2002
The Other Iraq The Jerusalem Report December 31, 2001
Don't 'Engage' Rogue Regimes The Wall Street Journal December 12, 2001
Broken Record The New Republic Online December 5, 2001
Free Us! The New York Post December 2, 2001
The Islamist Threat from Iraqi Kurdistan Middle East Intelligence Bulletin December 2001
Sanctions on Iraq: A Valid Anti-American Grievance? Middle East Review of International Affairs December 2001
U.S. and Regime Change in Iran The Jerusalem Post November 20, 2001
Don't Throw a Lifeline to a Failing Iran The Los Angeles Times November 11, 2001
Let's Not Befriend This Enemy of Our Enemy The Baltimore Sun November 11, 2001
Uncivil The New Republic October 22, 2001
Sudan Hides Its Regime of Terror behind a Mask of Diplomacy The Daily Telegraph October 19, 2001
The Return of the Kings The Daily Telegraph October 11, 2001
In the War against Terrorism, Where Goes Sudan? PolicyWatch October 10, 2001
Weakest Link: Why the Taliban Isn't So Tough The New Republic October 1, 2001
The Taliban's Fragile House of Cards The Daily Telegraph September 18, 2001
Osama bin Laden, the Taliban, and the Challenge of State Sponsors PolicyWatch September 14, 2001
The U.S. Can Collapse the Taliban Middle East Intelligence Bulletin September 2001
Monitory Policy The New Republic Online August 23, 2001
The Iraqi People Want to Know When Mr. Bush Will Get Tough The Daily Telegraph August 13, 2001
How Some Iraqis Would Slam Saddam The Los Angeles Times August 12, 2001
Indict Saddam The Wall Street Journal August 9, 2001
U.S. Should Intensify Pressure on Hussein The Baltimore Sun August 9, 2001
Put Saddam on Trial for War Crimes The Wall Street Journal Europe August 6, 2001
Change Rhetoric, Not Substance The Jerusalem Post August 5, 2001
Banasiaw Dispatch The New Republic July 23, 2001
Sulaymaniyah Dispatch The New Republic June 18, 2001
Sanctions and Iraq The Jerusalem Post January 17, 2001
Afghanistan: As Bad as Its Reputation? Middle East Quarterly September 2000
The West's Next Test: The Verdict of the Thirteen Jews PolicyWatch June 30, 2000
Tea (and Prejudice) with the Taliban The Jerusalem Post June 19, 2000
Defection of a Terror Suspect PolicyWatch June 5, 2000
Exceeding Expectations: Bahrain One Year after Succession PolicyWatch May 2, 2000
The Ebb and Flow of Reform in Iran PolicyWatch May 1, 2000
Iran's Hardliners Fight Back PolicyWatch April 24, 2000
Khatami's Next Test: The Trial of Thirteen Jews PolicyWatch April 11, 2000
Iran's "Dialogue of Civilizations" - A First-Hand Account Middle East Quarterly March 2000
South Asia: New Refuge for Middle East-Style Radical Terrorists PolicyWatch February 11, 2000
Europe's Critical Dialogue with Iran PolicyWatch January 10, 2000
Iran and the Prospects for Syria-Israel Peace PeaceWatch December 22, 1999
On the Road: Coping in Islamic Iran Middle East Quarterly June 1997

Book Reviews

Book Title Publication Date
The Twilight War: The Secret History of America's Thirty-Year Conflict with Iran
by David Crist
National Review July 16, 2012
The Sixth Crisis: Iran, Israel, America, and the Rumors of War
by Dana H. Allin and Steven Simon
Commentary February 2011
The Ghosts of Martyrs Square: An Eyewitness Account of Lebanon's Life Struggle
by Michael Young
Commentary May 2010
The Next Founders: Voices of Democracy in the Middle East
by Joshua Muravchik
Commentary September 2009
Arab Politics, Palestinian Nationalism, and the Six Day War
by Moshe Shemesh
Middle East Quarterly Winter 2009
Losing the Golden Hour: An Insider's View of Iraq's Reconstruction
by James Stephenson
Middle East Quarterly Winter 2009
The Politics of Chaos in the Middle East
by Olivier Roy
Middle East Quarterly Winter 2009
Swimming Up the Tigris
by Barbara Nimri Aziz
Middle East Quarterly Winter 2009
War and Decision
by Douglas J. Feith
Middle East Quarterly Winter 2009
The Jews of Libya: Coexistence, Persecution, Resettlement
by Maurice M. Roumani
Middle East Quarterly Fall 2008
A Path Out of the Desert: A Grand Strategy for America in the Middle East
by Kenneth M. Pollack
New York Sun July 22, 2008
Yemen into the Twenty-First Century Middle East Quarterly Summer 2008
Things Fall Apart
by Daniel L. Byman and Kenneth M. Pollack
Middle East Quarterly Summer 2008
Palestine and Transjordan: Geographical Handbook
by The Naval Intelligence Division
Middle East Quarterly Summer 2008
Kurdish Identity: Human Rights and Political Status Middle East Quarterly Summer 2008
The Development of Trans-Jordan, 1929-1939: A History of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
by Maan Abu Nowar
Middle East Quarterly Summer 2008
Contemporary Politics in the Middle East
by Beverley Milton-Edwards
Middle East Quarterly Summer 2008
China and Iran: Ancient Partners in a Post-Imperial World
by John W. Garver
Middle East Quarterly Summer 2008
Blood and Belief: The PKK and the Kurdish Fight for Independence
by Aliza Marcus
Middle East Quarterly Summer 2008
Between Foreigners and Shi‘is
by Daniel Tsadik
Middle East Quarterly Summer 2008
A Quest in the Middle East: Gertrude Bell and the Making of Modern Iraq
by Liora Lukitz
Middle East Quarterly Spring 2008
World War IV: The Long Struggle against Islamofascism
by Norman Podhoretz
Middle East Quarterly Spring 2008
Treacherous Alliance: The Secret Dealings of Israel, Iran, and the U.S.
by Trita Parsi
Middle East Quarterly Spring 2008
A Poisonous Affair: America, Iraq, and the Gassing of Halabja
by Joost R. Hiltermann
Middle East Quarterly Spring 2008
Iraq: Preventing a New Generation of Conflict Middle East Quarterly Spring 2008
Iraq in Fragments: The Occupation and Its Legacy
by Eric Herring and Glen Rangwala
Middle East Quarterly Spring 2008
Iraq: People, History, Politics
by Gareth Stansfield
Middle East Quarterly Spring 2008
Iran, Islam, and Democracy: The Politics of Managing Change, 2nd ed.
by Ali M. Ansari
Middle East Quarterly Spring 2008
Cradle of Conflict: Iraq and the Birth of the Modern U.S. Military
by Michael Knights
Middle East Quarterly Spring 2008
Bitter Friends, Bosom Enemies: Iran, the U.S., and the Twisted Path to Confrontation
by Barbara Slavin
Middle East Quarterly Spring 2008
Iraqi Security Forces: A Strategy for Success
by Anthony H. Cordesman
Middle East Quarterly Winter 2008
Shia Power: Next Target Iran? Middle East Quarterly Fall 2007
Persia: The Cradle of Infidels
by Ali Sadeghi
Middle East Quarterly Summer 2007
The Occupation of Iraq: Winning the War, Losing the Peace
by Ali A. Allawi
Middle East Quarterly Summer 2007
Nadir Shah's Quest for Legitimacy in Post-Safavid Iran
by Ernest S. Tucker
Middle East Quarterly Summer 2007
My Year in Iraq: The Struggle to Build a Future of Hope
by L. Paul Bremer III, with Malcolm McConnell
Middle East Quarterly Summer 2007
A Muslim in Victorian America: The Life of Alexander Russell Webb
by Umar F. Abd-Allah
Middle East Quarterly Summer 2007
Memories of State: Politics, History, and Collective Identity
by Eric Davis
Middle East Quarterly Summer 2007
The Kurds: A People in Search of Their Homeland
by Kevin McKiernan
Middle East Quarterly Summer 2007
The Kurdish Nationalist Movement
by David Romano
Middle East Quarterly Summer 2007
Iraq and Back: Inside the War to Win the Peace
by Kim Olson
Middle East Quarterly Summer 2007
Iran's Rivalry with Saudi Arabia between the Gulf Wars
by Henner Fürtig
Middle East Quarterly Summer 2007
Insurgency and Counter-Insurgency in Iraq
by Ahmad S. Hashim
Middle East Quarterly Summer 2007
The Emergence of States in a Tribal Society
by Uzi Rabi
Middle East Quarterly Summer 2007
Blind into Baghdad: America's War in Iraq
by James Fallows
Middle East Quarterly Summer 2007
Bioethics and Armed Conflict: Moral Dilemmas of Medicine and War
by Michael L. Gross
Middle East Quarterly Summer 2007
Anglo-Iranian Relations since 1800 Middle East Quarterly Summer 2007
Turkey's Policy towards Northern Iraq: Problems and Perspectives
by Bill Park
Middle East Quarterly Winter 2007
The Kurds and the State
by Denise Natali
Middle East Quarterly Winter 2007
The Shi‘is of Jabal ‘Amil and the New Lebanon
by Tamara Chalabi
Middle East Quarterly Fall 2006
On Point: The United States Army in Operation Iraqi Freedom
by Gregory Fontenot, E.J. Degen, and David Tohn
Middle East Quarterly Fall 2006
The Man Who Would Be King: The First American in Afghanistan
by Ben MacIntyre
Middle East Quarterly Fall 2006
The End of Iraq: How American Incompetence Created a War Without End
by Peter Galbraith
New York Sun July 17, 2006
Hamas: Politics, Charity, and Terrorism in the Service of Jihad
by Matthew Levitt
New York Sun May 23, 2006
Cobra II: The Inside Story of the Invasion and Occupation of Iraq
by Michael Gordon and Bernard Trainor
New York Sun April 12, 2006
Security, Reform, and Peace: The Three Pillars of U.S. Strategy in the Middle East
by The Presidential Study Group
Middle East Quarterly Spring 2006
Revolt on the Tigris: The al-Sadr Uprising and the Governing of Iraq
by Mark Etherington
Middle East Quarterly Spring 2006
Men of Order: Authoritarian Modernization under Atatürk and Reza Shah Middle East Quarterly Spring 2006
The History of Iraq
by Courtney Hunt
Middle East Quarterly Spring 2006
The "Great Satan" vs. the "Mad Mullahs"
by William O. Beeman
Middle East Quarterly Spring 2006
The Future of Kurdistan in Iraq Middle East Quarterly Spring 2006
Dancing in the No-Fly Zone: A Woman's Journey through Iraq
by Hadani Ditmars
Middle East Quarterly Spring 2006
Among Warriors in Iraq
by Mike Tucker
Middle East Quarterly Spring 2006
My Year in Iraq: The Struggle to Build a Future of Hope
by L. Paul Bremer III
Armed Forces Journal March 2006
Losing Iraq: Inside the Postwar Reconstruction Fiasco
by David L. Phillips
Middle East Quarterly Winter 2006
The Kurds in Iraq
by Kerim Yildiz
Middle East Quarterly Winter 2006
The Assassin's Gate: America in Iraq
by George Packer
Middle East Quarterly Winter 2006
The Assassins' Gate: America in Iraq
by George Packer
Daily Star (Beirut) December 20, 2005
In the Red Zone: A Journey into the Soul of Iraq
by Steven Vincent
Middle East Quarterly Summer 2005
Hell Is Over, Voices of the Kurds after Saddam
by Mike Tucker
Middle East Quarterly Summer 2005
Cradle of Islam. The Hijaz and the Quest for an Arabian Identity
by Mai Yamani
Middle East Quarterly Summer 2005
The Case for Democracy: The Power of Freedom to Overcome Tyranny and Terror
by Natan Sharansky and Ron Dermer
Middle East Quarterly Summer 2005
Among the "Others": Encounters with the Forgotten Turkmen of Iraq
by Scott Taylor
Middle East Quarterly Summer 2005
Operation Iraqi Freedom and the New Iraq: Insights and Forecasts Middle East Quarterly Spring 2005
Dark Victory: America's Second War against Iraq
by Jeffrey Record
Middle East Quarterly Spring 2005
The Monument: Art and Vulgarity in Saddam Hussein's Iraq
by Kanan Makiya
Middle East Quarterly Fall 2004
Exiting Iraq: Why the U.S. Must End the Military Occupation and Renew the War against Al Qaeda Middle East Quarterly Fall 2004
The Future of Iraq: Dictatorship, Democracy, or Division?
by Liam Anderson and Gareth Stansfield
Middle East Quarterly Summer 2004
Modern Iran: Roots and Results of Revolution
by Nikki R. Keddie
Middle East Quarterly Summer 2004
Fire, Snow & Honey: Voices from Kurdistan Middle East Quarterly Spring 2004
Iraqi Kurdistan: Political Development and Emergent Democracy
by Gareth R. Stansfield
Middle East Quarterly Winter 2004
Diplomacy and Murder in Tehran
by Laurence Kelly
Middle East Quarterly Summer 2003
Twenty Years of Islamic Revolution: Political and Social Transition in Iran since 1979 Middle East Quarterly Winter 2003
Disarming Iraq: Monitoring Power and Resistance
by Michael V. Deaver
Middle East Quarterly Winter 2003
Afghanistan: Mullah, Marx, and Mujahid
by Ralph H. Magnus and Eden Naby
Middle East Quarterly Winter 2003
Talking to Terrorists: Why America Must Engage with Its Enemies
by Mark Perry
Middle East Quarterly Fall 2001
The Iraq Effect: The Middle East after the Iraq War
by Frederic Wehrey, Dalia Dassa Kaye and Jessica Watkins
Middle East Quarterly Fall 2001
Rebels With A Cause: The Failure of the Left in Iran
by Maziar Behrooz
Middle East Quarterly Fall 2000

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