Daniel Benaim interviews Kenneth M. Pollack, Director of Research at the Saban Center for Middle East Policy and Senior Fellow in Foreign Policy Studies at the Brookings Institution, on current complex topics relatedto the future of Iraq and Iran.
Shamineh S. Byranji
The changes accompanying the earthquake relief operation in Pakistan, and the influx of all forms of aid, have presented a window of opportunity for both negative and positive cultural transformation.
Witha new wave of democratic reforms and outside assistance from the European Union in the past five years, the Turkish government and itsKurdish population have slowly initiated a process of reconciliation.
Thefinal agreement between the government of Tajikistan and the Islamist-democratic opposition was a watershed event for the region: it represented the first and only time in history that Central Asia’s neo-Communist politicians were forced to share power with an Islamic political opposition.
The dynamics of integration in Dubai demonstrate that the role of economic development and the forces of interdependency can be important moderating factors for a region seeking development and stability.
Protectedby the most ideologically-driven factions of the Sudanese regime that gained power in a bloodless 1989 coup, al-Qaeda ran training camps, established operational ties with other terrorist organizations, conducted business activities, and planned attacks in other countries.