In this talk, Professor Dan Schueftan discusses how the recent social and political changes in the Middle East affect the strategic environment there, particularly as it relates to Israeli and American foreign policy and the prospects for Israeli-Palestinian peace. Dr. Schueftan is the Director of the National Security Studies Center at the University of Haifa, a Senior Lecturer at the School of Political Sciences there and at the Israel Defense Forces National Defense College. He is the Aaron and Cecile [...]
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In light of the Arab Spring revolutions in Egypt and Tunisia, the future of Bashar al-Assad’s regime in Syria has become a pressing question. Unlike many of its neighbors, the minority Alawite ruling party in Syria has preserved an ostensibly secular society in order to suppress Islamist movements. The Hama massacre of 1982 and current rebellions in the country, however, bring to light the brutal underbelly of the secular system. Analyst and journalist Andrew Tabler is a Next Generation fellow [...]