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Is Turkey Ready to Aid Military Strikes Against ISIS?

Turkey has elected to play a secondary role in the fight against ISIS, citing concern for 49 hostages held by the group since its capture of Mosul in June. Now that they have been released, will Ankara change its stance? Gonul Tol explains why a more active Turkish military role remains unlikely.

Q&A with Hala Shukrallah, Dostour Party President
Testimony: US Strategy To Defeat ISIS

Putting down the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria may take years, but it is achievable, said Amb. Robert Ford in testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on September 17, days before the United States commenced airstrikes against ISIS targets in Syria.

Iran’s Approach to Extreme Sunni Militants

History shows that Tehran has been willing to turn a blind eye to the militancy of Sunni jihadists--as long as Iran was not the target, writes Alex Vatanka. Although they often fought jihadists, they also at times have enabled and even encouraged Sunni-jihadist militancy.

2014 Annual Banquet and Conference

Registration is now open for MEI's 68th Annual Banquet and Conference, to be held November 19-20 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Washington. Purchase tickets now for the Awards Banquet, honoring Ayman Asfari and Shafiq Gabr, and register for our free, all-day conference on what to expect in the Middle East in 2015.

Iraq's New PM: A Change in Style or Substance?

During his first week in office, Iraq’s new prime minister, Haydar al-Abbadi, has made a number of significant announcements, ranging from highly symbolic moves to more wide-ranging initiatives. Reidar Visser lists some of the ways in which Abbadi and differs from his predecessor, Nuri al-Maliki. 

The Huthi Ascent to Power

A movement that began in 1990 as a handful of students giving summer classes now dictates terms to the Yemeni government. Charles Schmitz explains who the Huthi are and what they want.

 

Is Turkey Ready to Aid Military Strikes Against ISIS?

Turkey has elected to play a secondary role in the fight against ISIS, citing concern for 49 hostages held by the group since its capture of Mosul in June. Now that they have been released, will Ankara change its stance? Gonul Tol explains why a more active Turkish military role remains unlikely.

Q&A with Hala Shukrallah, Dostour Party President
Testimony: US Strategy To Defeat ISIS

Putting down the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria may take years, but it is achievable, said Amb. Robert Ford in testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on September 17, days before the United States commenced airstrikes against ISIS targets in Syria.

Iran’s Approach to Extreme Sunni Militants

History shows that Tehran has been willing to turn a blind eye to the militancy of Sunni jihadists--as long as Iran was not the target, writes Alex Vatanka. Although they often fought jihadists, they also at times have enabled and even encouraged Sunni-jihadist militancy.

2014 Annual Banquet and Conference

Registration is now open for MEI's 68th Annual Banquet and Conference, to be held November 19-20 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Washington. Purchase tickets now for the Awards Banquet, honoring Ayman Asfari and Shafiq Gabr, and register for our free, all-day conference on what to expect in the Middle East in 2015.

Iraq's New PM: A Change in Style or Substance?

During his first week in office, Iraq’s new prime minister, Haydar al-Abbadi, has made a number of significant announcements, ranging from highly symbolic moves to more wide-ranging initiatives. Reidar Visser lists some of the ways in which Abbadi and differs from his predecessor, Nuri al-Maliki. 

The Huthi Ascent to Power

A movement that began in 1990 as a handful of students giving summer classes now dictates terms to the Yemeni government. Charles Schmitz explains who the Huthi are and what they want.

 

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