Politics and Strategy

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A Conversation With Carla Harris

Carla Harris launches the 2015 Conference on Diversity in International Affairs with a keynote address following a welcome message by James M. Lindsay, Senior Vice President, Director of Studies, and Maurice R. Greenberg Chair, Council on Foreign Relations.

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Article

Obama Tries to Invent Whatever Excuse He Can to Break with Israel

Author: Elliott Abrams
National Review

President Obama's comments about Israel in the last week have deepened the crisis in US-Israel relations, and it appears that this was precisely what he intended. Republicans will criticize the president's moves, but the emerging situation is a test of the many Democrats who claim to be strong supporters of Israel. Elliott Abrams discussed this in National Review, and the text follows.

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Media Call on Israeli Elections

CFR senior fellows Robert M. Danin and Elliott Abrams discuss the ramifications of the Israeli election. Justin Vogt from Foreign Affairs magazine presides over the call.

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Op-Ed

Is Netanyahu Right About How to Bargain?

Author: Stephen Sestanovich
Wall Street Journal

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to Congress last week was described here and there as “maximalist”—meaning, he insisted on the best imaginable terms for any agreement with Iran about its nuclear program. Because “Maximalist” is the title of my book on U.S. foreign policy since World War II, people have asked me whether Bibi’s approach isn’t the one the United States used for its own tough negotiations.

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