(Selected transcripts available on the MSANews Internet Site or on request to maito:lada@american.edu)

*Selected transcripts also available in Arabic on request.
+Published interviews and political information on the Palestinian refugee issue also available in Arabic on request.


"Re-constructing Identities: The Arab-Israeli Conflict in Theoretical Perspective," dissertation chapter forthcoming in the Middle East Affairs Journal, 1998.

"A Netanyahu Primer," Journal of Palestine Studies, 26(1), Autumn 1996: 58-69. (Expanded original version.)

"Implosion of Iraq", Middle East Insight, v. 12, no. 3, March/April 1996.

"Between the Lines: A Textual Analysis of the Gaza-Jericho Agreement," Arab Studies Quarterly, 16(4), Fall 1994: 1-36.

"Still Fighting the Last War: A Cold War Policy for a Postwar Middle East," Middle East Insight, v. 10, no. 6, September/October 1994.

"The Syrian-Israeli Border Conflict: 1949-1967," with Congressman David R. Bowen (D-Miss.), Middle East Policy, 1(4), Winter 1993: 17-28.


"Implementing Netanyahu's Political and Economic Programme," lead chapter in J.W. Wright and Laura Drake (eds), Economic and Political Impediments to Middle East Peace: Critical Questions and Alternative Scenarios (London: Macmillan Press, forthcoming 1999).

"Arab-Israeli Relations in a New Middle East Order: The Politics of Economic Cooperation," lead chapter in J.W. Wright (ed.), The Political Economy of Middle East Peace: The Impact of Competing Trade Agendas (London: Routledge Publishing, forthcoming December 1998).

"Between American Strategy and an Israeli Vision," in J.W. Wright (ed.), Structural Flaws in the Middle East Peace Process (London: Macmillan Press, forthcoming 1999).


"Hegemony and its Discontents: United States Policy toward Iraq, Iran, Hamas, the Hezbollah, and Their Responses," United Association of Studies and Research, Occasional Paper No. 12, September 1997.

"Behind Iran's Differences with the United States: An Iranian Foreign Policy Perspective," United Association for Studies and Research, Policy Paper No. 4, September 1997.

"Israel's Nuclear Development and Strategy: Future Ramifications for the Middle East Regional Balance," League of Arab States, Occasional Paper No. 1, February 1996.

"Re-thinking the Yemeni Civil War: The Dual Process of Unification and Democratization," United Association of Studies and Research, Occasional Paper No. 5, January 1995.


Published in the Washington Post, Middle East International, Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, Al-Ahram International Weekly and others.


"US Middle East policy and the peace process," for the Middle East Affairs Journal, forthcoming 1998.

"Crisis in the Arabian Gulf" for the Arab Studies Quarterly, 18(2), Spring 1996.

"Arms Control and Security in the Middle East" for the Middle East Affairs Journal, 2(4), Summer/Fall 1996.

"Syria and the Middle East Peace Process" and "Republic of Fear" for the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, December 1993/January 1994 and December 1991/January 1992, respectively.


"Israel's Expanding Security Concept," paper to be presented at the annual International Studies Association (ISA) conference in Washington DC, 16-20 February 1999 on panel "Changing security concepts in the Middle East."

"Syria and Lebanon as Barriers to Middle Easternism," and "The Inadmissibility of the Acquisition of Territory by International Law and UN Resolutions," forthcoming presentations at the annual conference of the Association of Arab American University Graduates, Detroit, Michigan, 23-25 October 1998.

"Integrated Middle East Approaches to Arms Control and Disarmament Relating to Biological and other Forms of Unconventional Warfare," paper presented at the United Nations Disarmament Institute conference entitled: "Biological Warfare and Disarmament: Problems, Perspectives, and Possible Solutions," Geneva, Switzerland, 5-8 July 1998.

"Hegemony and Its Discontents: United States Policy Toward Iraq, Iran, Hamas, and Hezbollah and Their Responses," presented at the annual International Studies Association (ISA) conference in Toronto, Canada, 18-22 March 1997.

Chair and paper presenter in panel "Succession and Security in the Middle East," with paper entitled: "The Succession Question in Iraq: National Unity or Civil Breakdown?" at the International Security Studies Section (ISSS) of the ISA, Atlanta, Georgia, 1-2 November 1996.

"Peace Through Containment: A Cold War Paradigm for the Postwar Middle East" (revised), presented at ISA annual conference on panel "Security Dynamics in the Middle East," San Diego, 16-20 April 1996, also served as discussant on panel "Modeling Peace in the Middle East." Earlier version of "Peace Through Containment" presented at joint conference of the International Security Studies Section of the ISA and the American Political Science Association (APSA), Washington, 13-14 October 1995.


"The Reality of American Middle East Policy After Oslo," Graduates Cultural Center in co-operation with Al-Najah National University, Nablus, West Bank, Palestinian Authority, 15 June 1998.

+"The Dilemma of Palestinian Exiles: Return or Dispersal?" Remarks to the Palestinian press, Ministry of Education Building, Nablus, West Bank, Palestinian Authority, 15 June 1998. (Subsequent press coverage and detailed information on this subject also available in Arabic.)

"The Arab-Israeli Conflict: Israel at 50 - Peace at Zero," University of Maryland, 5 May 1998.

"The International Coalition on Iraq: Why is it Falling Apart?" University of Maryland, 26 February 1998.

"Jerusalem Then and Now," University of Maryland, 12 November 1997.

*" Surviving Oslo: Some Political Imperatives Facing the Palestine National Movement and the Palestinian People," sponsored by the General Delegation of the Palestine Liberation Organisation in London and held at London University, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), 22 October 1997. (Available in Arabic or English)

"The Enclosure of Palestine: The Oslo Process as Seen from Washington and Gaza," Gaza Strip, Palestinian Authority, 13 October 1997.

"America's New Middle East," presented at the annual symposium of the Center for Policy Analysis on Palestine, Washington, 28 May 1997.

"Iran, Yemen, and Southern Lebanon," American Muslim Council, Washington, 22 May 1997.

"The National Elections in Yemen," Al-Hewar Center, 19 May 1997.

"Peace and Containment: The Relationship Between Dual Containment and the Middle East Peace Process," Ministry of Foreign Affairs policy planning section, Institute for Political and International Studies, Tehran, Iran, 7 April 1997.

"The Last Hundred Years and the Next Hundred Years: Major Challenges Facing Arab States," Model League of Arab States, Washington, 5 April 1997.

"Netanyahu's First Year in Power," Al-Hewar Center, 5 March 1997.

" Netanyahu's Peace: Assessing the Israeli Prime Minister's Political Programme, Strategy, and Worldview," Center for Policy Analysis on Palestine, Washington DC, 18 July 1996.

"Larger Problems behind the Recent Israeli-Palestinian Fighting," University of Maryland, 2 October 1996, also broadcast on Maryland public television.

"Political Responsibility and the Sanctions Against Iraq," George Washington Alumni Association, Washington DC, 11 February 1995.

"The New Middle East: Geopolitical Roots of System Change," at the research symposium of the American University, School of International Service, Washington DC, 9 November 1994.

"The Other Side of Peace: The Situation of Iraq and the Palestinians in Lebanon," George Washington University, Washington DC, 15 September 1994.

"Iraq's Strategic Outlook in the Post-Sanctions Phase," Foreign Correspondents Association, National Press Club, Washington DC, 21 July 1994.

"Palestinian Human Rights Today," Center for Policy Analysis on Palestine, Washington DC, 6 January 1994.

"Strategic Dynamics and the Syrian-Israeli Negotiations," Foreign Policy Association, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, 2 December 1993.