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Can Egypt Lead the Arab World Again? Assessing Opportunities and Challenges for U.S. Policy

Author: Mr Gregory Aftandilian This monograph examines the possibility of Egypt leading the Arab world again, and how that effort, if successful, will present opportunities and challenges for U.S. policy. At the present time, Egypt is not in a position to do so given its many domestic problems stemming from its turbulent politics since 2011 …

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The New Arab Regional Order: Opportunities and Challenges for U.S. Policy

Author: Mr Gregory Aftandilian This monograph examines the new Arab regional order that has emerged over the past few years and analyzes opportunities and challenges for U.S. strategic interests. The regional order encompasses: 1) an anti-Islamist grouping of countries that came about largely in reaction to Muslim Brotherhood rule in Egypt in 2012-2013; and, 2) …

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The Gulf Moment: Arab Relations Since 2011

Author: Dr Florence Gaub This monograph examines the impact that the “Arab Spring” has had on how Arab states relate to each other post-regime change and post-Islamist electoral victory. It shows that the region is undergoing a profound change as some traditional regional policy actors are paralyzed by internal turmoil (such as Syria and Egypt), …

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The Peace process, Phase One: Past Accomplishments, Future Concerns

Author: Dr Stephen C Pelletiere As a result of a conference on the peace process in the Middle East, co-hosted by the Strategic Studies Institute and North Georgia College in March 1996, the authors discussed the developing crisis in that area. They have analyzed three crucial areas of relations between Israel and its Arab neighbors–Jordan, …

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A Theory of Fundamentalism: An Inquiry into the Origin and Development of the Movement

Author: Dr Stephen C Pelletiere Islamic fundamentalism is growing at such a rapid rate that many believe it threatens to take over the Middle East. To prevent this, enormous resources have been summoned, not only from within the region, but in the West as well. Yet, for all the efforts to contain, if not turn …

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Shari’a Law, Cult Violence and System Change in Egypt: The Dilemma Facing President Mubarak

Author: Dr Stephen C Pelletiere Egypt is one of the more economically deprived countries in the world. Societal stress is a major challenge. Few believe that Egypt will escape the poverty that has for so long oppressed it. For all its challenges, Egypt is of strategic importance to the United States, because of its leadership …

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