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The Obama administration's efforts to revive Israeli-Palestinian peace talks have triggered a surge of analysis, sampled here, on what steps Israelis, Palestinians, and U.S. officials should pursue next.
Preventing future violence between Israel and the Palestinians will require a regional strategy, active U.S. diplomacy, and increased cooperation from Arab governments. But Iran, too, must ultimately be part of any solution.
After a long delay, the United States adds its voice to those calling for a cease-fire in the Gaza Strip. In the longer term, analysts hope prospects for restarting peace talks will have improved once the guns fall silent.
Two years after the UN-brokered cease-fire between Israeli forces and Hezbollah gunmen in southern Lebanon, lasting peace remains elusive.
Diplomacy on the Iranian nuclear dispute picks up new intensity. So do reports of a preemptive Israeli attack on Iran.
CFR.org provides a collection of resources to help explain the array of issues surrounding Israel's 60th anniversary.
President Bush’s Mideast trip focused as much on Iran as his plan for peace between Palestinians and Israelis. But he added insight on their shared future.
Iran looms large behind President Bush’s visit to the Mideast, and some Israelis fear Washington’s new views of Tehran’s nuclear activities reflect diverging U.S. and Israeli interests in the region.
Israeli-Palestinian issues may be the least of President Bush’s worries on a presidential trip meant to bolster the Annapolis peace process.
President Bush inserted the United States firmly into the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as leaders from all sides set a deadline for negotiating an elusive peace treaty.
The Bush administration is convening a conference in Annapolis to try to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Skeptics, however, abound.
A year after Israeli operations against Hezbollah and Hamas shook the region, the consequences appear grim, though peace initiatives are trying to coalesce.
With the Hamas rout of Fatah on the Gaza Strip last week, the land claimed by Palestinians now falls under the sway of three separate entities, leading to new problems and talk of at least some opportunities.
The purge of Fatah from the Gaza Strip by the militantly Islamic Hamas movement raises new questions about how Israel and the rest of the world should deal with the Palestinians.
Campbell evaluates the implications of the Boko Haram insurgency and recommends that the United States support Nigerian efforts to address the drivers of Boko Haram, such as poverty and corruption, and to foster stronger ties with Nigerian civil society.
Koblentz argues that the United States should work with other nuclear-armed states to manage threats to nuclear stability in the near term and establish processes for multilateral arms control efforts over the longer term.
The authors argue that it is essential to begin working now to expand and establish rules and norms governing armed drones, thereby creating standards of behavior that other countries will be more likely to follow.
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