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Brookings Institution Saban Center for Middle East Policy

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Works: 120 works in 166 publications in 1 language and 6,065 library holdings
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Classifications: HV6432.5.Q2, 363.325
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The road ahead Middle East policy in the Bush administration's second term : planning papers from the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution by Flynt Lawrence Leverett ( )
8 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This report from the Brookings Institution critiques the Bush Administration's performance in the Middle East. Seven essays by foreign policy experts describe alternative policy approaches aimed at better achieving U.S. goals in specific areas while promoting an integrated regional strategy. Four papers deal with U.S. policy towards specific countr
Restoring the balance a Middle East strategy for the next president by Richard Haass ( )
5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,318 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 search for al Qaeda its leadership, ideology, and future by Bruce O Riedel ( )
5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,216 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
Unfinished business an American strategy for Iraq moving forward by Kenneth M Pollack ( )
3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,062 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"--Provided by publisher
Which path to Persia? : options for a new American strategy toward Iran by Kenneth M Pollack ( Book )
6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 547 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
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 68 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
Untapped potential US science and technology cooperation with the Islamic world by Michael A Levi ( )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After Saddam : assessing the reconstruction of Iraq by Kenneth M Pollack ( )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 13 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 successfully helping one side or another to victory, and the outside power usually suffered heavy costs in the process"--Preface, page ix
Iraq index tracking variables of reconstruction & security in post-Saddam Iraq by Michael E O'Hanlon ( )
in English and held by 13 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
Dollarization in Israel-Palestine by Sever Plocker ( )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
All quiet on the eastern front? Israel's national security doctrine after the fall of Saddam by Gal Luft ( )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 11 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
The "Shiʼi crescent" myth and reality by Moshe Maʻoz ( Book )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 10 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
Israel's core security requirements for a two-state solution by Shlomo Yanai ( )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The case for soft partition in Iraq by Edward P Joseph ( )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"To make soft partition viable, several imposing practical challenges must be addressed. These include sharing oil revenue among the regions, creating reasonably secure boundaries between them, and restructuring the international troop presence. Helping minority populations relocate if they wish requires a plan for providing security to those who are moving as well as those left behind. That means the international troop presence will not decline immediately, although we estimate that it could be reduced substantially within eighteen months or so. Population movements also necessitate housing swaps and job creation programs. Soft partition cannot be imposed from the outside. Indeed, it need not be. Iraq's new constitution, approved by plebiscite in October 2005, already permits the creation of "regions." Still, a framework for soft partition would go much further than Iraq has to date. Among other things, it would involve the organized movement of two million to five million Iraqis, which could only happen safely if influential leaders encouraged their supporters to cooperate, and if there were a modicum of agreement on where to draw border and how to share oil revenue"--P. x
Confronting passive sponsors of terrorism by Daniel Byman ( )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The need to communicate : how to improve U.S. public diplomacy with the Islamic world by Hady Amr ( )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 10 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."--P. iii
An ambivalent alliance the future of U.S.-Egyptian relations by Abdel Monem Said Aly ( )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Afghanistan index tracking variables of reconstruction & security in post-9/11 Afghanistan by Ian S Livingston ( )
in English and held by 8 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
 
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Alternative Names
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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