Tag Archives: Middle East

Forget the Coup: Egypt’s Economy Is the Real Problem

Any new permanent government will face the choice Morsi had but never made: market economic reforms on the one hand and a command-and-control statist economy on the other. By Ben W. Heineman, Jr. (This article first appeared on TheAtlantic.com, where … Continue reading >

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Israel’s Missing Naval Strategy

By Ehud Eiran Former Associate and Research Fellow, International Security Program, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs In a March 19 piece on Foreign Affairs. com, Retired Admiral Yual Zur and I argued for the development of a comprehensive … Continue reading >

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Win the Minds or Lose the Region

By Francisco Martin-Rayo The recent attacks against U.S. embassies around the world, the murder of U.S. diplomats, and their associated hateful images, have shocked the American public and confounded policymakers.  Although many Americans and academics have asked the question, “What changed?” … Continue reading >

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U.S. should push for regime change in Iran

The Power & Policy Fellows’ Forum By Chuck Freilich, Senior Fellow, International Security Program The popular uprisings sweeping the Middle East are breathtaking and apparently far from over. After decades of paralysis and ossification, the entire Middle Eastern landscape is … Continue reading >

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The power of the Shamal

Having wandered recently among the orange-red dunes of the Arabian desert, my mind is filled with analogies about shifting sands, blurred vision, and the stark clarity that can come when the winds settle down.  The winds on this peninsula and … Continue reading >

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The Arab World’s 1989? Who’s next?

The wave of uprisings in the Middle East surprised everybody from regional experts and government intelligence agencies to investment banks and geopolitical consulting firms. Since our original February 18th posting, we have seen Libya ignited in war. Bahrain and Yemen … Continue reading >

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The Power Problem: Nicholas Burns on what the U.S. should do about Libya

The Power Problem is an occasional series of mini-forums on Power & Policy, asking specialists from the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard Kennedy School to suggest policy responses by the United States to pressing world issues. We … Continue reading >

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