Israel

Backgrounder

Defining Victory: The Differing Goals of Israel and Hezbollah

Author: Esther Pan

As the fighting between Israel and Lebanon escalates into its third week, each side has its own definition of victory and its own plan for emerging from the crisis. Some experts say Hezbollah already has accomplished its goals, while Israel faces an uphill battle to reassert its military primacy in the region.

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Backgrounder

Israel Election Preview

Author: Esther Pan

Ariel Sharon's break from the Likud party and formation of a centrist party, Kadima, fundamentally changed the landscape of Israeli politics even before his debilitating stroke in early January. Now his successor, Ehud Olmert, who seeks a boost from March 28 parliamentary polls, will try to continue his legacy.

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Book

The Sixth Crisis

Authors: Dana H. Allin and Steven Simon

A balanced, even-handed account of the forces that are driving Iran, Israel, and the United States toward crisis, and what can be done to defuse it.

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Book

Start-Up Nation

Authors: Daniel Senor and Saul Singer

Start-Up Nation addresses the trillion-dollar question: How is it that Israel—a country of 7.1 million, only sixty years old, surrounded by enemies—produces more start-up companies than large, peaceful, and stable nations like Japan, China, India, Korea, Canada, and the UK? With the insights of geopolitical experts and investors, the authors examine this nation's adversity-driven culture to answer this question and offer prescriptions for a global economy on the rebound.

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Book

Refugees into Citizens

Author: Donna E. Arzt

This timely book offers a blueprint for resolving what is often called the most intractable--if not taboo--subject in the Arab-Israeli peace negotiations: a just and permanent solution to the problem of over 3 million Palestinian refugees.

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