Middle East Forum Publishes Newest Edition of Middle East Quarterly

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Middle East Forum today released the newest issue of Middle East Quarterly. The Winter 2016 issue explores U.S. involvement in the Middle East and makes policy recommendations.

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Middle East Forum today released the newest issue of Middle East Quarterly. The Winter 2016 issue explores U.S. involvement in the Middle East and makes policy recommendations. The latest publication includes the pieces highlighted below and much more.

Efraim Karsh, senior research associate at the BESA Center for Strategic Studies, calls U.S. President Obama’s Middle East policies “clueless” and warns that the administration’s policies have “made the world a far more dangerous place.” In the Winter 2016 Middle East Quarterly, Karsh catalogues the many ways Obama’s decisions have worsened conditions in the Middle East, citing the recent nuclear deal with Iran as the gravest threat—far more menacing than ISIS.

Also, in the current MEQ:

Sterling Jensen explores “The Fall of Iraq’s Anbar Province” and cautions that Anbaris will never join Baghdad in defeating ISIS unless Sunnis are treated as full partners.

Two articles focus on the ongoing turmoil in North Africa:

Yehudit Ronen recounts “Libya’s Descent into Chaos” and outlines how Western intervention helped create a jihadist Frankenstein now endangering Europe and the Middle East.

Daniel Zisenwine provides an update on “Tunisia’s Fragile Post-Revolutionary Order” where stifled political debate and economic struggles alienate many and fuel the appeal of jihadists.

Book reviews round out the issue:

Rafael Madoff reviews Monty Noam Penkower’s Palestine in Turmoil: The Struggle for Sovereignty, 1933-1939, which reveals how little support for a Jewish state Britain and the United States offered as the Holocaust loomed.

Brief book reviews explore medieval Egypt, ISIS’s threat, the Israeli Right, Algeria’s Berbers, Iraq’s Muqtada al-Sadr and his Madhi Army, Syria’s civil war, and the role of youth in the roiling Middle East.

About Middle East Quarterly:

The Middle East Quarterly, published by Daniel Pipes and edited by Efraim Karsh, is packed with groundbreaking studies and insightful commentary on today’s Middle East, offering sensible policy recommendations on some of today’s most controversial issues.

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