Washington Institute Deterrence in the Middle East: Consequences of the Lebanon War
Debka Israel Quits Lebanon Leaving Hizballah Back in the Saddle under UN Auspices Print
Syria has little room to maneuver in Tehran's shadow By Iason Athanasiadis
Syria's Assad: No one can stop Hezbollah weapons smuggling
Al Hayat Brammertz's Surprise for the International Community Raghida Dergham
Pro-Kurdish Activists Released in Syria
Understanding the Iran-Hezbollah Connection United States Institute of Peace
Ruined Towns Look to Beirut, Mostly in Vain Nearly $900 million in international pledges remains untapped by the Lebanese government.
Looking back warily, Israel exits Lebanon The Israeli army left all but one divided border town in Lebanon Sunday, fulfilling a key condition of the truce
Carnegie Endowment What Can Abu Mazin Do? By Nathan Brown Full Text (PDF)
Ha’aretz - Print Edition
Gideon Levy: Israel doesn't want peace with Syria - period
Analysis: Unilateral withdrawals
Daily Star Palestinian infighting is helping Israel do as it pleases
Guardian Eight Palestinians die as Fatah and Hamas fight in Gaza Demonstration by unpaid officials turns to shooting as fears grow of slide to civil war between rivals
Inter Press Service Kirkuk Fearful of Future
Iraq Kurds in Turmoil Over Saddam Spy Allegations
Christian Science Monitor To contain Iran, keep military options open
The Iranian regime has more nerve than the US, and nerve translates into power. By Robert D. Kaplan
The Big Question On Iraq By Jackson Diehl
New York Times The State of Iraq: An Update By NINA KAMP, MICHAEL O'HANLON and AMY UNIKEWICZ The data suggest that while Iraq is not lost, the United States and its allies there are hardly winning either.
Blinded by Hindsight By RICHARD A. CLARKE If we are going to defeat the enemy, we must learn again to discuss our differences about Iraq and terrorism in civil and analytical terms and not let the past obscure the future.
CSIS Judging the Iranian Threat: 20 Questions We Need to Answer THE REPORT
OpenDemocracy Iran: the next crisis An embattled White House could engineer pre-election tension with Tehran, says Paul Rogers
Washington Institute Dealing with Iran's Nuclear Ambitions, Post-Lebanon By Shahram Chubin and Gary Samore
TED KOPPEL An Offer Tehran Can’t Refuse
What can the U.S. do to prevent Iran from developing nuclear technology? Little or nothing. Washington should instead bow to the inevitable.
Christian Science Monitor To contain Iran, keep military options open The Iranian regime has more nerve than the US, and nerve translates into power. By Robert D. Kaplan
The Last Marja Sistani and the End of Traditional Religious Authority in Shiism
Heritage Foundation Is the European Union in the Interests of the United States? by Multiple Authors
Heritage Foundation China and the Middle East: A New Patron of Regional Instability by Ji Hye Shin and John J. Tkacik, Jr
CEPS What should the European Union do next in the Middle East? (PDF) for FREE
Is a "New Middle East" Possible?Lowy Institute