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May 12, 2014

Middle East and North Africa
Amb. Indyk’s Speech

Last week Martin Indyk, former ambassador to Israel and now the top negotiator and adviser to Secretary of State Kerry in the Israeli-Palestinian talks, spoke to the Washington Institute for Near Eas…

November 28, 2007

Israel
Indyk: Bush Seemed Uninvolved in His Own Peace Conference

Martin S. Indyk, a Mideast expert and former diplomat, expresses disappointment at the lack of specifics in President Bush’s comments at the Annapolis conference.

February 4, 2003

Israel
Indyk Sees Opportunities for Mideast Peace Once Saddam is Ousted

Martin Indyk says the ouster of Iraq’s Saddam Hussein will present “new opportunities” for promoting peace talks between Israel and Palestinians. A former diplomat who twice served a…

May 23, 2007

Israel
Indyk: Israeli Troops Likely to Move into Gaza to Stop Attacks

A leading Mideast expert, Martin S. Indyk, says Israeli troops are likely to enter Gaza to end Hamas-directed rocket attacks, with the hope of yielding to international peacekeepers.

February 20, 2007

Palestinian Territories
Indyk: Rice Can Put Israeli-Palestinian ‘Peace Train’ Back on Tracks

Former ambassador Martin S. Indyk says Secretary Rice’s decision to mediate between the Israelis and Palestinians marks a major change in the Bush administration’s approach to the Middle East.

July 27, 2006

Israel
Indyk: Keep Syria and Iran Out of Negotiations Over Lebanon

Martin S. Indyk, a former top U.S.policymaker on the Middle East, says it would be wrong to invite Iran and Syria, the major backers of Hezbollah, into negotiations to end the current fighting betwee…

October 31, 2005

Syria
Indyk: Latest Security Council Resolution Threatens Assad’s Hold on Power

Martin S. Indyk, who served as assistant secretary of state for near eastern affairs in the Clinton administration, says the unanimous Security Council resolution ordering Syria to cooperate with the…

June 14, 2018

Laos
A Great Place to Have a War Teaching Notes A Great Place to Have a War

Teaching Notes for A Great Place to Have a War, written by CFR Senior Fellow Joshua Kurlantzick, on the story of the CIA's covert war in Laos during the Vietnam War.

June 11, 2018

Cybersecurity
NYC Blackout Not The Cyber Deterrence the United States Wants

The U.S. approach to cyber deterrence assumes that Washington will be deterring others. The Obama administration's response to Russian interference in the 2016 election tests that assumption. 

June 7, 2018

Germany
Merkel and Scholz Have Put the IMF in a Pickle Merkel and Scholz Have Put the IMF in a Pickle

Germany seems to have ruled out all the mechanisms for eurozone fiscal expansion that the IMF liked…