Syria Comment The New Syrian Cabinet (Feb. 11, 2006)
Syria Fills Vacancies in Cabinet Ministries
Iran, Syria Welcome Iraq's New Govt
BBC Leaving Lebanon Border village struggles after Syrian occupation ends
Joining Politics, Hezbollah Discovers Price – Disarmament and Fewer Ties to Iran, Syria
Turkey: Osama ok'd Syrian's bombings Syrian Charged With Masterminding Bombings
Enter al-Qaeda Al-Qaeda will be fighting for a share of the booty from the turmoil of Iraq, from the expected collapse in Syria and from the anarchy reigning in the Palestinian Authority. Ehud Yaari writes in Jerusalem Report
Daily Star Expect democracy to delay any peace with Israel By David Hirst
Moscow invitation to Hamas angers Israel Israel has accused Russia of stabbing it in the back after President Putin invited Hamas leaders to visit Moscow.
France Backs Putin on Speaking to Hamas
Talking with the guys from Hamas By Rami G. Khouri
Israel and US on back foot over Hamas
Caught Between Ballots and Bullets By Jackson Diehl, Hamas and Hezbollah, once firmly in al Qaeda's camp, have joined in parliamentary elections. Both have ceased acts of terrorism for the past year while refusing to give up their militias.
Hamas triumph sparks bout of soul-searching in Washington
KR Islamic University is the intellectual center for Hamas
Editorial Good sense from Moscow and Paris about holding talks with Hamas
Fury at Hamas talks Israel has reacted furiously to Russia's plans for talks with Hamas, the movement that won last month's Palestinian election but which Israel wants shunned as terrorists.
Ha’aretz – Don't boycott the Palestinians Hamas leaders say that the problem is not whether they will recognize Israel, but whether Israel will recognize the rights of the Palestinians.
Analysis: Will pressure on Russia work?
Jerusalem Post Israel uses Hamas-Chechen link to affect Russian opinion
Palestinians face up to a cabinet of bombers, bourgeois and academics
Guardian Thousands would die in US strikes on Iran, says study · Report warns of effects of American or Israeli strikes· Military operations would mean long confrontation
Would Iranians rally 'round the flag? By Edward N. Luttwak THERE MAY BE good reasons to oppose an air attack on Iran's nuclear installations at this time, but one of the arguments that is advanced most often is seriously flawed.
Washington Institute Miscommunication between Iranian Society and the West on Iran’s Nuclear Program By Mehdi Khalaji
Analysis: Looming Iran sanctions threaten German trade
Force Debated Amid Diplomacy on Iran
Iran restarts nuclear site Iran's Natanz uranium processing plant has restarted the sophisticated equipment that could enable it to produce material for nuclear warheads, according to reports received by Western intelligence.
Sunday Telegraph US prepares military blitz against Iran's nuclear sites
Cato Dubious Assumptions About Iran by Ted Galen Carpenter
UPI Outside View: A strategy for Iran By DALIA DASSA KAYE
US strikes on Iran, says study · Report warns of effects of American or Israeli strikes· Military operations would mean long confrontation
Iran: The Next War by John Pilger
Iran Denies Encouraging Protests
Iran on Sunday rejected accusations that the government had inflamed and encouraged last week's violent protests about caricatures of Islam's prophet Muhammad.
Shiites Nominate Jafari As Iraqi Prime Minister Nelson Hernandez,
Interim leader selected for new four-year term; decision is a setback for some Iraqis and U.S. officials who wanted a more secular leader.
Why Not Publish These Cartoons? By Deborah Howell
FT COMMENT: Islam offers a role model of the most modern kind The illiberal character of Muslim protest is astonishingly modern in form, writes Faisal Devji, author of Landscapes of the Jihad
Beneath the Rage in the Mideast The widespread feeling that the region's governments deny their people justice has been instrumental in the increased support for Islamists
The Islam the Riots Drowned Out By EMRAN QURESHI How the Danish cartoons were used to silence dissent.
Why I reject the anarchists who claim to speak for Islam Fareena Alam: Violence in the name of Islam has done more to damage the Prophet than any Danish cartoon.
Middle Eastern Islam, Darwin and Terrorism - Ralph Peters, Armed Forces Journal
Islamic Radicals Take Advantage of Western Liberalism - John Leo, RCP