Washington Times A Palestinian state ahead By Louis Beres World likely to dismiss Israel's concerns
WSJ The Limits of Exit PollsAs polls closed in last month's landmark Palestinian elections, pollsters who interviewed voters announced -- incorrectly, it would turn out -- that the Fatah ruling party scored a narrow victory over Hamas. How did they get it wrong?
CSM US policy dilemma: dealing with Hamas Ramifications of how the US handles the militant group's rise are huge.
An open letter to the Palestinian Prime Minister designate Ismail Haniya - Alon Ben-Meir
Ha’aretz – Hamas and the 'Irish Model'
Between Hamas and Kadima
Israel's Hamas policy could boost Iran, deepen Palestinian woes
Daily Star Israel's tactics show it's more afraid of dialogue than terror
To deal with Hamas, Israel might consider NGOs By Yossi Ben Ari
Waiting for Al-Qaida Israel's refusal to talk with Hamas will only strengthen Palestinian radicals.
Guardian Arab democracy is exposing the blind spot of US policy David Hirst: The resurgent Palestinian rejectionism of Hamas can only be halted by checking the persistent rejectionism of Israel.
Debka The Bush Plan Vs the Algerian Formula to Contest Hamas
UPI Analysis: Demise of the Palestinian left By CLAUDE SALHANI The once powerful, secular Palestinian left had all but disappeared by the recent elections, when conservative, religious Hamas took power.
Washington Times The 'new' Hamas
Russia's Hamas gambit Its offer to host talks with the group may reflect a desire to boost its global status
Egypt, U.S. Differ on Hamas
Rice rebuffed in bid to win international support for a clampdown on aid to Palestinian Authority
Jerusalem Post Hamas, Fatah consider forming a unity government
Jerusalem Post Gillerman to UNSC: Iran, Syria, Hamas are 'axis of evil'
Yedioth Ahronoth 'Qaeda will strike this year' Growing threat: Security officials estimate international terror network aims to carry out mega-terror attack in Israel in 2006; authorities concerned about strike that would eclipse September 11 attacks
Weekly Standard Republic of Caution In Syria, public discontent with the Baath regime is empowering the Islamist movement. by Soner Cagaptay
Islamist revival Secular Syria witnesses the return of political Islam
"Protecting Civil Society in Syria" by Joe Pace
"Hugo Chavez Economics For Syria?" By EHSANI2
Syrian Political Attitudes Poll by George Ajjan
Recent Articles of Interest (Feb. 20, 2006)
MEMRI Feb 23 SD# 1100 - Iraqi Shi'ite Leader Muqtada Al-Sadr: Arab and Islamic Forces in Iraq Would Also Be Considered Occupation; If Asked by Syria and Iran, We May Confront the American Forces in Iraq
CSIS Iranian Nuclear Weapons? The Threat from Iran's WMD and Missile Programs Cordesman and Khalid Al-Rodhan
Washington Post Contain Iran: Admit Israel to NATO By Ronald D. Asmus Leading Europeans have called for NATO to embrace Israel. The U.S., Israel's main ally, needs to put its weight behind the idea.
NRO - A Mullah's-Eye View of the World Iran Is Acting on its Assessment of the West's Strength and Resolve By Michael A. Ledeen
Guardian Reaction to Hamas victory is gift to Iran's leaders Simon Tisdall
Is Iran changing its nuclear negotiations strategy?
Washington Post Iran's Gift: New Unity In the West By Jim Hoagland
The Cost of Stopping Iran - Ralph Peters, New York Post
Iran: No Welcome For President's New Elite
Iran: Playing The Bargaining Game To The Full
US urging political reform in Egypt
Touring the Middle East, Condoleezza Rice is also talking tough on Hamas