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2008 Annual Assessment

The 2008 Annual assessment — the fifth annual assessment — follows in the footsteps of its predecessors. Its overview of the preceding year in terms of geo-political, economic, social, and political developments internationally and in the Diaspora and in Israel is well done and insightful. Not surprisingly, it addresses the growth of Iranian leverage in the Middle East, the divisions among Palestinians, the prospective American drawdown in Iraq, the uncertainties among Arab regimes — and larger.

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