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From Robert Satloff It’s time to remind new authors (and their publishers) that the May 1 deadline for the 2009 Washington Institute Book Prize approaches. This prize, inaugurated last year, is awarded annually to three outstanding new books that have illuminated the Middle East for American readers. It is also one of the most rewarding […]

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The Washington Institute in Arabic

From David Schenker As everyone who follows the Middle East knows, in recent years there’s been a veritable explosion of Arabic language news sources on the region. The proliferation of satellite news channels, blogs, and websites offers Middle Easterners and outside scholars a lot of choices. Traditionally, The Washington Institute for Near East Policy has […]

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Samuel P. Huntington, 1927-2008

From MESH Admin The underlying problem for the West is not Islamic fundamentalism. It is Islam, a different civilization whose people are convinced of the superiority of their culture and are obsessed with the inferiority of their power. The problem for Islam is not the CIA or the U.S. Department of Defense. It is the […]

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And the winners are…

From Michael Mandelbaum The Washington Institute for Near East Policy has launched a book prize for the three best books on the Middle East published in the previous year. I had the honor and pleasure of serving as one of the three jurors for the inaugural awards, along with Jim Hoagland and Bernard Lewis. The […]

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Open before January 20

From MESH Admin A couple of weeks ago, MESH ran an online roundtable, in five parts, on “The First 100 Days.” Fourteen of our members contributed their admonitions and advice on the Middle East to the next president, whoever he may be. The series was well-received, so we decided to assemble all the parts in […]

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‘Disraelia’ in Commentaire

From MESH Admin Back in April, MESH launched its Middle East Papers series with Walter Laqueur‘s Disraelia: A Counterfactual History, 1848-2008. The paper gave rise to much comment on the web. Now the Paris journal Commentaire has published a French translation as the lead article in its autumn issue. The article isn’t online, but the […]

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‘After Bush’ symposium at Harvard

From Stephen Peter Rosen and Martin Kramer Middle East Strategy at Harvard (MESH) has led a virtual existence since its inception last December. But on Tuesday, September 23, it becomes tangible at Harvard, where MESH will sponsor an afternoon symposium under the title “After Bush: America’s Agenda in the Middle East.” This is an opportunity […]

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