Archives for 2011

Why Iran Cannot be Allowed to Obtain Nuclear Weapons

As important as Iran’s track record of state supported terrorism, the best reason to prevent the country from obtaining nuclear weapons is the truly disturbing worldview of its leaders. The man who founded the Islamic Republic of Iran in 1979, the Ayatollah Khomeini, subscribed to a violent and aggressive form of Islam, teaching his followers [&hellip...    read more 

Is Morocco Immune to Upheaval?

The uprisings that swept across the Middle East and North Africa during 2011 have largely bypassed Morocco. The absence of tumult and the loudly trumpeted package of constitutional reform measures endorsed in a July 2011 national referendum[1] further strengthened Morocco’s favorable image in the West as a country that has mixed tradition with modernit...    read more 

We Must Not Forget the Price We Paid in Iraq

Seven weeks from now the last U.S. soldier will leave Iraq. Over nearly nine years, hundreds of thousands have preceded them; and 4471 have died of the experience. From Marine Major Jay Aubin, who fell to enemy fire on the very first day of combat, March 20, 2003, to Army Capt. Shawn Charles, who perished [&hellip...    read more 

2011 ASMEA Opening Remarks

H.E. Ali Suleiman Aujali Ambassador of Libya...    read more 

2011 ASMEA Keynote

Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Region, H.E. Barham Salih...    read more 

Syria’s Freedom Revolution: The Struggle for a Post-Assad Future

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The Arab Spring and the Fate of Middle East Minorities

The Arab Spring and the Fate of Middle East Minorities Prof. Bruce Maddy-Weitzman (Tel Aviv University) Prof. Habib Malik (Lebanese American University) Dr. Walid Phares (National Defense University) Prof. Robert Rabil (Florida Atlantic University) Prof. Franck Salameh (Boston College)...    read more 

The Saddam Tapes, 1978-2001: The Inner Workings of a Tyrant’s Regime

Mr. Michael Eisenstadt (Washington Institute for Near East Policy) Mr. David Palkki (National Defense University) Dr. Mark Stout (Johns Hopkins University) Dr. Shibley Telhami (University of Maryland) Dr. Kevin Woods (Institute for Defense Analyses)...    read more 

Turkey Under the AKP: Can Liberalism and Islamism Co-Exist?

Prof. Mahmut Ersin Kalaycioglu (Sabanci University) Prof. Sabri Sayari (Sabanci University) Prof. Kemal Silay (Indiana University) Dr. Cüneyt Ülsever (Journalist) Prof. Birol Yesilada (Portland State University)...    read more 

TERRORISM IN NORTH AFRICA AFTER BIN LADEN: CHALLENGES FOR US POLICY

The Landscape After bin Laden RICHARD MINITER, investigative journalist and author of the New York Times best-selling books: Losing bin Laden and Shadow War Terrorism and Security in the Mediterranean JOSE MARIA GIL GARRE (CHEMA GIL), Spanish journalist and author, expert on terrorism and Euro-Med Security issues Confronting the Challenge: Efforts by the Reg...    read more