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Middle East & North Africa Studies

Added May 12, 2015
Type: Monograph
From Frozen Ties to Strategic Engagement: U.S.-Iranian Relationship in 2030. Authored by Roman Muzalevsky.
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The possibility of P5+1 and Iran reaching a nuclear deal and benefits of a U.S.-Iranian strategic d├ętente prompt an assessment of a U.S.-Iranian strategic relationship over the next 15 years. This work identifies three possible types of such relationship, providing recommendations for the United States, Iran, and their partners to cultivate and prepare for a strategic shift that such a revised relationship entails.
Added May 04, 2015
Type: Monograph
The Gulf Moment: Arab Relations Since 2011. Authored by Dr. Florence Gaub.
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The Arab Spring has changed the region not only at the domestic level, it has set in motion a profound transition from how these regional states once related to each other to that of a new intra-regional dynamic. In diplomatic terms, it has entered a Gulf Moment, where regional decisions are now taken by the Gulf states themselves.
Added April 13, 2015
Type: Letort Papers
Another Brick in the Wall: The Israeli Experience in Missile Defense. Authored by Dr. Jean-Loup Samaan.
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The Israeli experience in missile defense reveals crucial lessons on the military adaptation to both new threats and new remedies that have direct implications for the United States and its allies.
Added April 02, 2015
Type: Monograph
Strengthening Statehood Capabilities for Successful Transitions in the Middle East / North Africa Region. Authored by Dr. Mohammed El-Katiri.
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The post-revolution political elites in Egypt, Libya, and Tunisia are struggling to strengthen their legitimacy in the eyes of the public, but their attempts to gather support for much-needed new political institutions and reforms have made limited progress. This monograph explains why and suggests what can be done to help.
Added February 20, 2015
Type: Letort Papers
Prospects for Iran's New Direction. Authored by Keir Giles.
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This monograph, completed ahead of the November 2014 deadline, examines some of the underlying factors which will be constant in dealing with a nuclear capable Iran under President Hassan Rouhani, and which will help determine the success or failure of talks in 2015.
Added February 10, 2015
Type: Monograph
Assessing Egyptian Public Support for Security Crackdowns in the Sinai. Authored by Gregory Aftandilian.
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This monograph explores the terrorist groups emanating from the Sinai Peninsula and assesses the level of Egyptian public support for the government's security crackdown on them. It offers recommendations for U.S. policymakers to help Egypt deal with this terrorist threat, not only militarily but in the social and economic spheres.