The latest issue of the Middle East Program’s newsletter brings you analyses of the recent assassination of Mahmoud Mabhuh in Dubai and parliamentary election in Iraq. Our analysts also focused on the ongoing reconciliation between the US and Syria and on the fifth anniversary of Cedar revolution in Lebanon. Commented news provides short analyses of the recent NATO military operation in Afghan and withdrawal of the US Ambassador to Turkey. The news discuss also Lebanese concerns over potential military offensive of Israel in the country. Tips for publications and the “What do experts read?”- section offers you additional reading on the issues of the Middle East.