One of the most interesting new questions regarding the Middle East is whether a central issue on the regionĂ?Ć?Ă?Ć?Ă?â??Ă?ÂŻĂ?Ć?Ă?â??Ă?â??Ă?ÂżĂ?Ć?Ă?â??Ă?â??Ă?Â˝s agenda is going to be greater democracy and internal reforms involving such issues as human rights, civil liberties, more open economies, and other changes. On February 10, 2003, in conjunction with the U.S. State Department, the Global Research in International Affairs (GLORIA) Center held an international teleconferenced seminar on this question. The seminar is part of the GLORIA CenterĂ?Ć?Ă?Ć?Ă?â??Ă?ÂŻĂ?Ć?Ă?â??Ă?â??Ă?ÂżĂ?Ć?Ă?â??Ă?â??Ă?Â˝s Roundtable Forum series.
ISRAEL’S 2003 ELECTIONS Volume 7, No. 1 – March 2003 ISRAEL’S 2003 ELECTIONS: A VICTORY FOR THE MODERATE RIGHT AND SECULAR CENTER By Cameron S. Brown This article analyzes the reasons for Prime Minister Ariel SharonĂ?ÂŻĂ?ÂżĂ?Â˝s re-election victory and considers what the vote represented in terms of the electorateĂ?ÂŻĂ?ÂżĂ?Â˝s views on various current issues and […]
STATE AND ISLAMISM IN THE MAGHREB Volume 7, No. 1 – March 2003 State and Islamism in THE Maghreb By Aziz Enhaili and Oumelkheir Adda Read this article in French Each of the three Maghreb states–Algeria, Tunisia, and Morocco–dealt differently with internal Islamist movements. This study explains how these differences are derived from three factors: […]
How Iraq conceals and obtains its Weapons of Mass Destruction Volume 7, No. 1 – March 2003 How Iraq conceals and obtains its Weapons of Mass Destruction By Ibrahim al-Marashi After the 1991 Gulf War, Iraqi President Saddam Hussein conducted a systematic concealment operation to disrupt the mission of the UN Special Commission (UNSCOM), whose […]
Volume 7, No. 1 – March 2003 The Making of Saddam’s Executioners: A Manual of Oppression by Procedures By Robert G. Rabil This article, based on official Iraqi documents,(1) examines the numerous procedures of oppression used by the Ba’thi regime of Saddam Hussein to rule Iraq. Planned by the regime’s higher echelons and coordinated among […]
POST-SADDAM REGIONAL SECURITY ARCHITECTURE Volume 7, No. 1 – March 2003 SEARCHING FOR A POST-SADDAM REGIONAL SECURITY ARCHITECTURE By James A Russell There has been a great deal of discussion and controversy over U.S. policy toward Iraq and what that countryĂ?ÂŻĂ?ÂżĂ?Â˝s future might–or should–be. Yet one important neglected issue is how an altered Iraq might […]