Fri, Jan 6th 2012, 1:40PM
Turkey: Exhuming the Deep State

W. Robert Pearson sketches the rise of Turkey's AK Party and its turn "away from being a government of the people to becoming a government over the people." He calls for President Erdogan to reverse the government's draconian measures and "return the deep state to its grave."

The High Stakes in Israel’s Elections

Ilan Peleg analyzes the significance of the upcoming Israeli elections, such as that they are particularly important for Israel’s future standing in the global community. Peleg also outlines three possible coalition governments to emerge from the polls.

Why Syria’s Assad Must Go – Now

Murhaf Jouejati responds to arguments that Bashar al-Assad "will have to stay for awhile." "Washington and the Syrian people would be well served by the victory of Syria’s freedom movement over both ISIS and the Assad regime," he argues. "And they would both be well served by the emergence in Syria of a moderate, secular state."

Despair and Hope for Syria: Q&A with Hind Kabawat

Since 2012, Hind Kabawat has been conducting conflict resolution and peace-building workshops for communities in Syria and for Syrian refugees. She answers MEI's questions about current conditions, the Western-led military intervention, and what the international community can do to help. 

 

Mohammed Dahlan's Return to Gaza

Geoffrey Aronson explains how Palestinian mover and shaker Mohammed Dahlan, in his new role as a provider of charity in Gaza, offers a window into the fractured state of Palestinian politics and the central role played by outside actors in Palestine.

Turkey: Exhuming the Deep State

W. Robert Pearson sketches the rise of Turkey's AK Party and its turn "away from being a government of the people to becoming a government over the people." He calls for President Erdogan to reverse the government's draconian measures and "return the deep state to its grave."

The High Stakes in Israel’s Elections

Ilan Peleg analyzes the significance of the upcoming Israeli elections, such as that they are particularly important for Israel’s future standing in the global community. Peleg also outlines three possible coalition governments to emerge from the polls.

Why Syria’s Assad Must Go – Now

Murhaf Jouejati responds to arguments that Bashar al-Assad "will have to stay for awhile." "Washington and the Syrian people would be well served by the victory of Syria’s freedom movement over both ISIS and the Assad regime," he argues. "And they would both be well served by the emergence in Syria of a moderate, secular state."

Despair and Hope for Syria: Q&A with Hind Kabawat

Since 2012, Hind Kabawat has been conducting conflict resolution and peace-building workshops for communities in Syria and for Syrian refugees. She answers MEI's questions about current conditions, the Western-led military intervention, and what the international community can do to help. 

 

Mohammed Dahlan's Return to Gaza

Geoffrey Aronson explains how Palestinian mover and shaker Mohammed Dahlan, in his new role as a provider of charity in Gaza, offers a window into the fractured state of Palestinian politics and the central role played by outside actors in Palestine.

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