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Brookings Institution Saban Center for Middle East Policy

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Works: 134 works in 193 publications in 1 language and 7,783 library holdings
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Classifications: HV6432.5.Q2, 363.325
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Which path to Persia? : options for a new American strategy toward Iran by Kenneth M Pollack( Book )

7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Presents policy options available to the U.S. in crafting a new strategy toward Iran. Considers four solutions: diplomacy, military, regime change, and containment, pointing out that none is ideal and all involve heavy costs, significant risks, and potentially painful trade-offs. Addresses how these could be combined, producing an integrated strategy"--Provided by publisher
Restoring the balance : a Middle East strategy for the next president by Martin Indyk( Book )

7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Experts from the Brookings Saban Center and Council on Foreign Relations propose a new, nonpartisan strategy drawing on the lessons of past failures to address short-term and long-term challenges to U.S. interests. Issues and policy recommendations cover the Arab-Israeli conflict, counterterrorism, Iran, Iraq, political and economic development, and nuclear proliferation"--Provided by publisher
The road ahead : Middle East policy in the Bush administration's second term : planning papers( Book )

10 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unfinished business : an American strategy for Iraq moving forward by Kenneth M Pollack( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Outlines what the United States should do before U.S. troops have exited Iraq to ensure a viable political environment, strengthened economy, and improved security atmosphere so Iraq can become a fully independent country, positive element in the region, and partner to the United States and other nations across the globe"--Résumé de l'éditeur
The search for al Qaeda : its leadership, ideology, and future by Bruce O Riedel( Book )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Profiles the most important figures in the al Qaeda movement--Osama bin Laden, Ayman Zawahiri, Abu Musaib al Zarqawi, and Mullah Omar, giving a comprehensive analysis of its origins, leadership, ideology, and strategy. Focuses more closely on what has happened to al Qaeda since 9/11 and outlines its ultimate goals"--Provided by publisher
Damascus, Jerusalem, and Washington : the Syrian-Israeli relationship as a U.S. policy issue by Itamar Rabinovich( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This analysis paper brings together three interrelated issues: 1). The Israeli-Syrian relationship (i.e., the two countries' conflict and the efforts to resolve it ; 2). Washington's bilateral relationship with Damascus ; 3). And the role played by these two issues within the larger context of U.S. policy in the MIddle East -- preface (p.xi)
Analysis paper by Brookings Institution( )

in Undetermined and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Iraq index : tracking variables of reconstruction & security in post-Saddam Iraq by Michael E O'Hanlon( )

in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Iraq Index is a statistical compilation of economic and security data. This resource provides information on various criteria, including crime, telephone and water service, troop fatalities, unemployment, Iraqi security forces, oil production, and coalition troop strength
The "Shiʼi crescent" : myth and reality by Moshe Maʻoz( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This paper argues that far from there being a threatening "Shiʼi crescent," or a Middle East about to be torn apart along Muslim sectarian lines, the pattern has been for mixed Sunni-Shiʼi states to remain intact. The reason is that important differences remain among Shiʼi communities. In many cases, the Shiʼah are more concerned with changing their lot within their existing countries than in binding themselves to Iran, the largest Shiʼi community in the region, or in creating any other form of pan-Shiʼi alliance"--Exec. sum
Afghanistan index : tracking variables of reconstruction & security in post-9/11 Afghanistan by Ian S Livingston( )

in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Afghanistan Index is a statistical compilation of economic, public opinion and security data. This resource will provide updated and historical information on various data, including crime, infrastructure, casualties, unemployment, Afghan security forces and coalition troop strength. It serves as an in-depth, non-partisan assessment of American and international efforts in Afghanistan, and is based primarily on U.S. government, Afghan government and NATO data.-From website home page
Untapped potential : US science and technology cooperation with the Islamic world by Michael A Levi( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After Saddam : assessing the reconstruction of Iraq by Kenneth M Pollack( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The need to communicate : how to improve U.S. public diplomacy with the Islamic world by Hady Amr( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Brookings Project on U.S. Policy Towards the Islamic World is designed to respond to some of the most difficult challenges that the United States will face in the coming years, most particularly how to prosecute the continuing war on global terrorism while still promoting positive relations with Muslim states and communities. A key part of the Project is the production of Analysis Papers that investigate critical issues in American policy towards the Islamic world. A special focus of this series is on exploring long-term trends that confront U.S. policy-makers and the possible strategies and options they could adopt. A central challenge that America faces in its relations with the Islamic world is that of public diplomacy. While U.S. power is at its greatest historic heights, global esteem for the United States is at its depths. Polling has found anti-American sentiment to be particularly strong in Muslim countries and communities across the world, while the continuing violence in the Middle East has only further hardened attitudes. Thus, rather than being viewed as a victim of terrorism, the United States has become widely perceived as arrogant and anti-Muslim. Perhaps most illustrative is that what the United States calls a "war on terrorism" is broadly interpreted as a "war on Islam" by the world's Muslims. This credibility gap is worrisome not just in itself, but also because it presents real complications for the success of our foreign policies, ranging from seeking cooperation in the pursuit of terrorists to supporting the expansion of democracy. Whether America is able to reverse this trend and better convey its policies and values abroad could be a critical determinant in winning the war on terrorism. As such, we are pleased to present "The Need to Communicate: How to Improve U.S. Public Diplomacy with the Islamic World." An astute observer of regional trends, as well as an experienced professional in the field of communications, Hady Amr uses his first-hand knowledge to shed new light on this critical issue. We appreciate his contribution to the Project's work and certainly are proud to share his analysis with the wider public."--Page iii
Things fall apart : containing the spillover from an Iraqi civil war by Daniel Byman( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With this in mind, we set out to mine the history of recent, similar internecine conflicts for lessons that might help the United States to devise a set of strategies to deal with the looming prospect of a full-scale Iraqi civil war. We scrutinized the history of civil wars in Lebanon in the 1970s and 1980s; Afghanistan, Bosnia, Chechnya, Croatia, Georgia, Kosovo, Macedona, the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, and Tajikistan during the 1990s; as well as the conflicts in Congo and Somalia that rage to this day (we present eight of these cases in five appendices to the paper to provide additional historical insight for readers wishing to delve deeper into this question themselves). From these wars we distilled a set of lessons regarding how civil wars can affect the interests of other countries, even distant ones like the United States, and then used those lessons to fashion a set of recommendations for how Washington might begin to develop a new strategy for an Iraq caught up in all-out civil war ... Our conclusions are not encouraging. We found that much of what is considered "conventional wisdom" among Westerners about how to handle civil wars is probably mistaken. For instance, we found little to support the idea that the United States could easily walk away from an Iraqi civil war--that we could tell the Iraqis that we tried, that they failed and that we were leaving then to their fates. We found that "spillover" is common in massive civil wars; that while its intensity can vary considerably, at its worst it can have truly catastrophic effects; and that Iraq has all the earmarks of creating quite severe spillover problems. By the same token, we also found that the commonly held belief that the best way to handle a civil war is to back one side to help it win was equally mistaken. We found few cases of an outside country successfuly helping one side or another to victory, and the outside power usually suffered heavy costs in the process"--Page x
What price freedom? : assessing the Bush Administration's Freedom Agenda by Tamara Cofman Wittes( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This Saban Center Analysis Paper will assess what the Bush Administration's Freedom Agenda has accomplished in its first few years, and how well the policy shift it represents has become embedded in the institutions and operations of U.S. foreign policy. In implementing the Freedom Agenda, the U.S. government has deployed multiple tools of foreign policy, including the presidential bully pulpit and diplomatic pressure. This paper will focus on the policy architecture in place to promote the Freedom Agenda, laying out the funding mechanisms and programmatic structures of three major initiatives: the Middle East Free Trade Area Initiative; the Broader Middle East and North Africa Initiative; and democracy assistance programs including those managed by the Middle East Partnership Initiative, the State Department's Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor and the United States Agency for International Development. U.S. democracy assistance to the Middle East has increased considerably in recent years, but diplomatic efforts to support democratic development have lagged behind. However, the ultimate success of the United States' democracy promotion effort will rest in large part on the degree to which the Administration is able to build effective institutions to advance democracy that will outlast President Bush's term in office. Thus far, the Middle East Free Trade Area Initiative and the Broader Middle East and North Africa Initiative both present only limited means to achieve that goal."--Exec. summary (ix)
Confronting passive sponsors of terrorism by Daniel Byman( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All quiet on the eastern front? : Israel's national security doctrine after the fall of Saddam by Gal Luft( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper analyzes the changes in the Arab-Israeli military balance in light of the disintegration of the Iraqi military, outlining the conventional and non-conventional threats potentially facing Israel. It assesses the prospect and viability of a conventional attack on the eastern front in both the short and long run. It then revisits the concept of secure borders along Israel's eastern front, examining whether Israel's rationale for control of the Valley is consistent with the changes in its strategic environment
Dollarization in Israel-Palestine by Sever Plocker( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An ambivalent alliance : the future of U.S.-Egyptian relations by Abdel Monem Said Aly( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Israel's core security requirements for a two-state solution by Shlomo Yanai( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Which path to Persia? : options for a new American strategy toward Iran
Alternative Names
Brookings Institution (Etats-Unis). Saban Center for Middle East Policy

Brookings Institution Haim Saban Center for Middle East Policy

Brookings Institution Saban Center for Middle East Policy

Haim Saban Center for Middle East Policy

Haim Saban Center for Middle East Policy (Brookings Institution)

Saban Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution

Saban Center for Middle East Policy (Brookings Institution)

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Restoring the balance : a Middle East strategy for the next presidentThe road ahead : Middle East policy in the Bush administration's second term : planning papersUnfinished business : an American strategy for Iraq moving forwardThe search for al Qaeda : its leadership, ideology, and futureDamascus, Jerusalem, and Washington : the Syrian-Israeli relationship as a U.S. policy issue