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  • How Serious is the Threat to Jordanian King Abdullah's Rule?

    Daniel Wagner & Giorgio Cafiero, INEGMA Non-Resident Scholars* on January 16, 2013

    Calls for change have returned to Jordan, with large crowds demanding social, economic and political reform and objecting to the rising cost of living, high levels of unemployment, corruption and autocracy.

  • Iran's bellicose war games make serious diplomacy unlikely

    Riad Kahwaji, CEO, INEGMA on January 08, 2013

    Last week, the Iranian armed forces carried out yet another exercise in the Strait of Hormuz. This latest war game, dubbed "Velayat 91", took place just a few weeks before Tehran is scheduled to enter a new round of negotiations over its nuclear programme with the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council plus Germany - known as P5+1.

  • Political Compromise Impossible with a Delusional Regime and Self-Controlled Armed Rebellion

    Riad Kahwaji, CEO, INEGMA on January 07, 2013

    The speech by Syrian President Bashar Assad delivered on January 6, 2013, his first speech in six months, portrayed a person who is still living in denial and believes he is about to win the military showdown with the opposition and can dictate his terms.

  • Turkey's Energy Challenges

    Daniel Wagner and Giorgio Cafiero, INEGMA Non-Resident Scholars* on January 03, 2013

    Turkey has managed to maintain impressive growth rates over the past decade in spite of a lack of indigenous sources of energy. Ankara has pursued a foreign policy aimed at diversifying the country’s energy imports while simultaneously positioning itself as a major energy hub.

  • No Settlement In Damascus

    Bilal Y. Saab & ANDREW J. TABLER on January 03, 2013

    This article was originally published in www.foreignaffairs.com on January 2, 2013

  • Syrian Opposition Unification Puts West to the Test as Rebels Lay Grounds for No-Fly Zone

    Riad Kahwaji, CEO, INEGMA on November 13, 2012

    The Syrian opposition parties have finally succeeded in unifying themselves in the National Coalition for Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces (NCSROF) that was born Nov. 11, after nearly a week of meetings in the Qatari capital of Doha

  • US Foreign Policy from a Middle Eastern Perspective: Slow & Failing

    Riad Kahwaji, CEO, INEGMA on October 29, 2012

    The U.S. Administration of President Barak Obama is about to complete its first term in office and is hoping to win another term in the upcoming elections on November 6. In previous debates,...

  • US Foreign Policy from a Middle Eastern Perspective: Slow & Failing

    Riad Kahwaji, CEO, INEGMA on October 29, 2012

  • Balancing Act: Azerbaijan's Foreign Policy Towards the Middle East

    Emily Boulter, Non-Resident Associate, INEGMA on October 17, 2012

    During the last decade, Azerbaijan has become one of the most strategic post-Soviet states in the field of energy and regional security. Its geographic position, between Europe and Asia,...

  • Unilateral U.S. Drone Strikes In Pakistan - The Beginning of the End?

    Sabahat Khan, Senior Analyst, INEGMA on October 06, 2012

    Unilateral U.S. drone strikes in the tribal areas of Pakistan have been a contentious and thorny issue between Washington and Islamabad for some years now but a new political movement being spearheaded by Imran Khan –