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Professor Walid Phares is a Senior Foreign Policy and National Security Advisor to Governor Mitt Romney, author of The Coming Revolution: Struggle for Freedom in the Middle East and the founder of the Florida Society for Middle East Studies. He received his PhD in international studies from the University of Miami, and was a professor at Florida International University and Florida Atlantic University between 1993 and 2006.

ARTICLES BY: Walid Phares


May 7, 2014 3:24 pm
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Obama’s Strategic Mistake in Iraq: Abandoning Iran’s Opposition

It has already been established, including in my recently published book The Lost Spring: U.S. Policy in the Middle East and Catastrophes to Avoid, that...

April 28, 2014 9:42 am
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The Khomeinist Dome: Iran’s True Nuclear Intentions

As a reader of Khomeinist global strategies since the early 1980s, and as I have argued over decades in books and articles, Tehran's regime possesses...

March 9, 2014 9:30 am
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U.S. Policy and Avoiding Catastrophes in the Middle East

This month, my book The Lost Spring: U.S. Policy in the Middle East and Catastrophes to Avoid will be in libraries across America and online. This...

March 2, 2014 2:53 pm
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The ‘Iran Deal’ is Washington’s Gravest Foreign Policy Mistake

The Obama Administration, in its first and second terms, has committed strategic mistakes in the Middle East that will undermine U.S. national and security interests...

January 19, 2014 1:40 pm
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Miracle on the Nile

A miracle on the Nile has been accomplished recently. Tens of millions of Egyptian citizens from all walks of life, Muslims and Christians, conservatives and...

December 24, 2013 1:14 am
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Save South Sudan, or Lose Africa

South Sudan is the newest country in the world, and unfortunately it seems to be on the edge of the newest civil war in the...

September 16, 2013 9:09 am
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A Real Interim Solution for Syria

In the northeastern part of Syria—contiguous to Iraq and Turkey—lies al Hasaka, or the Triangle, also known as al Jazeera province. As large as Lebanon, this...

July 10, 2013 6:32 am
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The Nile of Democracy Will Flood Egypt’s Jihadists

As soon as the Egyptian military asked President Mohammed Morsi to step down and dismantle his Muslim Brotherhood regime, millions in the streets of Cairo...

June 18, 2013 8:40 am
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U.S. and Syria: Strategic Choices

Two years and three months after the start of the Syrian revolution and its subsequent transformation into a full-fledged civil war, the United States stands...

May 22, 2013 9:17 am
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U.S. Administration Wrongly Advocates the Islamist Interpretation of Islamophobia

The State Department issued a report denouncing what it called "a spike in anti-Islamic sentiment in Europe and Asia." It said that "Muslims...

April 8, 2013 1:54 am
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The AP Capitulates to the Muslim Brotherhood on Narrative

In a stunning move, the Associated Press (AP) capitulated to pressures by Islamist group CAIR to drop the use of the term "Islamist"...

March 11, 2013 8:51 am
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Senior al-Qaeda Veteran Captured, Successors Roam Planet

Earlier this week, Americans learned about the arrest and extradition to the US of Suleiman Abu Ghaith, a former al-Qaeda spokesman during the attacks on...

March 3, 2013 3:42 pm
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US Aid to Syria’s Revolution Not Just to the Jihadists

Secretary of State John Kerry's proposal of $60 million in aid to the Syrian Opposition Council was met with skepticism by some backers of the...

February 18, 2013 12:10 am
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Obama Abstract on the Middle East, Admits Jihadi Expansion, Ignores Taliban After 2014

In his State of the Union speech of 2013, President Barack Obama addressed several crises in the Middle East and on the front of fighting...

Features

Iranians Furious at Regime as Economy Teeters on the Brink

JNS.org - Thousands of Iranian citizens have been protesting across the country, including in major cities such as Tehran, Karaj,...

Israeli Hospitals Drill the Transition from ‘Routine to War’

JNS.org - Under the expert guidance of IDF Home Front Command, Israeli hospitals across the country are shoring up their...

World

US Redirects Syria Funds, Emphasizes It Is Not Withdrawing

The US State Department said on Friday it will redirect $230 million in frozen funding away from Syria and emphasized that the move did not signal a retreat by Washington...

Israel

Israeli Police: Shooting of Jerusalem Stabber Justified, Prevented Further ...

The Israeli Police ardently defended their officers for shooting an Israeli-Arab man who attempted to attack them in Jerusalem's Old...

Middle East

Flourishing Trade Between Israel and Arab States ‘a Glimpse’ of...

Far from being targeted for "boycotts, divestment and sanctions," Israel's trade with its Middle Eastern neighbors is in fact blossoming, a...

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