Volume 8, No. 3 – September 2004 Syria and the Question of WMD By Eyal Zisser Syria is one of the most advanced Arab countries as far as development of WMD is concerned. It has a large arsenal of hundreds of advanced surface-to-surface missiles that can cover most parts of Israel. With Iranian and North Korean […]
Archives for September 2004
Volume 8, No. 3 – September 2004 Israel AND the WMD Threat: Lessons for Europe By Cameron Brown Having faced a growing threat from the use of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) for the past several decades, Israel has been forced to make counter-proliferation a top national defense priority.(1) It has invested billions of dollars […]
Volume 8, No. 3 – September 2004 The al-Qa’ida Network and Weapons of Mass Destruction By Jonathan Spyer The use of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) by Middle Eastern terrorist groups is one of the world’s worst nightmares, albeit a more credible one in the aftermath of September 11, 2001. Finding evidence, however, of such […]
Volume 8, No. 3 – September 2004 Iraq’s Unready Security Forces: An Interim Assessment By Barak A. Salmoni This article examines the emergence of the various Iraqi security forces that were created by the U.S.-led coalition since it deposed Saddam Hussein’s regime in 2003. Based in part on his own observations and interviews with those responsible […]
Something remarkable has happened, even by the Middle East’s usual standards. For the first time in history, states in the region are conducting a systematic covert war against the United States. The question is what can America do about it? Not much.
Volume 8, No. 3 – September 2004 Assessing the Political Stability of Oman By Mark N. Katz Oman is facing important economic and political challenges. The economic challenge it faces is that its population is rising while its oil reserves are declining. The political challenges it faces are the extreme concentration of authority in the […]