I want to speak today about the Middle East in global, not just American perspective. Of course, as I’m sure you know, it was Rear Admiral Alfred Thayer Mahan, the great American naval strategist, who first called West Asia and North Africa “the Middle East.” As he saw it, this was the regio
It’s an honor to have been asked once again to address this important annual conference on U.S.-Arab relations. The theme of this year’s discussion is “transition within constancy.” I confess I’m still trying to figure out what that means. My best guess is that it’s something like “progre
Analysts at the Middle East Policy Council’s 67th Capitol Hill Conference titled “Israel, Turkey & Iran in a Changing Arab World” addressed how the national interests of these three nations have been affected by the ongoing political upheavals in the broader Middle East, particularly the chal
The news of a breakthrough in the case of Gilad Shalit — an Israeli soldier captured by Hamas over five years ago — has once again caused much soul-searching in Israel, where reaction to the deal was mixed.