Tag Archives: Egypt

Arab Summit, Iranian Agenda

05/04/2009 The issues that dominated the 21st Arab League summit in Doha, Qatar, this week testified to the weakness and disunity of the Arab states. Sunni Arabs are the majority population group in the Middle East. Yet the Doha agenda … Continue reading

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Notes From an Undeclared Cold War

Gloria Center- 11/12/2010 The diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks earlier this week confirm that the key strategic process taking place in the Middle East is the push for regional dominance by the Islamic Republic of Iran. The documents show that … Continue reading

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Northern Sinai: A Desert Playground for Smugglers, Jihadis

13/11/2008 The 25 Egyptian police officers taken hostage by Beduins in northern Sinai on Tuesday have now been freed. The men were released on the Egyptian border with Israel, reportedly unharmed. The freeing of the hostages concludes a series of … Continue reading

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Analysis: Israel’s reluctant Allies

Jerusalem Post- 25/12/2008 There has recently been a significant increase in tension between major Arab states. The ongoing crisis in Gaza is the focus for the deterioration in relations, though it is only one aspect of a larger picture. The … Continue reading

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Analysis: A Conflict with no Name

Jerusalem Post- 14/01/2009 Israel’s Gaza operation is serving to mark in bold relief the fault lines between two regional blocs whose rivalry dominates the region. These are the bloc of broadly pro-Western states, including Israel, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Jordan, … Continue reading

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Analysis: Saudis seek illusory ‘Third Way’ in Regional Diplomacy

Jerusalem Post- 17/01/2010 Syrian President Bashar Assad is reportedly scheduled to visit the Saudi capital Riyadh, where he is to meet with Saudi King Abdullah. The meeting is rumored to be a prelude to a three way summit also to … Continue reading

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Analysis: Iran seeks Dividends from the Regional Chaos

Jerusalem Post- 17/03/2011 The dimensions and strategic implications of the unrest sweeping the Arab world are becoming clearer. It is now apparent that the key states of the “resistance bloc” – Iran and Syria – face no immediate threat from … Continue reading

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