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January 10, 2018

Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
IsraelBarrierJerusalem Is Annexation of the West Bank Already Here?

My recent piece at Salon.com raised some hackles with my friend, former intern, and occasional coauthor, Michael Koplow. Michael is the policy director at the Israel Policy Forum, and he also writes …

January 8, 2018

Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
WestBankWall Israel Moves to Annex the West Bank—This Is How the Two-State Solution Dies

While the media focuses on Trump, Netanyahu imposes a “solution”: There will never be a Palestinian state.

November 21, 2013

Iran
Friedman: There He Goes Again

Here’s an interesting quote: Never have I seen Israel and America’s core Arab allies working more in concert to stymie a major foreign policy initiative of a sitting U.S. president, and never have I…

December 14, 2011

United States
Mr. Friedman’s Diatribe Against Israel

Occasionally critics of the government of Israel and of its American supporters put aside polite talk and bare their souls, and that can be an edifying if deeply unattractive moment. Such a moment ar…

August 9, 2017

Foreign Aid
Shadow on USAID boxes Why Cutting Foreign Aid Benefits Terrorists

President Trump's proposal to cut USAID funding will not help the United States fight terrorism. 

July 18, 2006

Chechnya
The Chechen Separatist Movement

Chechen separatist Shamil Basayev is one of several rebel leaders to die violently in recent years. His death leaves the future of the movement in doubt.

February 13, 2017

Israel
Netanyahu_Abbas President Trump: Peace Processor

President Donald Trump’s evolving views on Israel and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict appear to be coming into greater focus as he prepares to welcome Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to th…

December 18, 2016

United States
The Next Ambassador to Israel

President-Elect Trump’s choice of David M. Friedman as his ambassador to Israel has occasioned both appropriate news coverage, and a barrage of nasty, ignorant, politically biased comments. Most o…

January 30, 2017

United States
President Donald J. Trump delivers remarks at Homeland Security headquarters in Washington, DC. Can Trump Carry Out His Foreign Policy Promises?

President Donald J. Trump has wide latitude to enact the sweeping changes to U.S. foreign policy that he has promised, but his executive authority is constrained by congressional legislation, treaty …

January 23, 2017

Middle East and North Africa
bp01232016 Middle East Derangement Syndrome: Egypt, Turkey and Israel Have All Fallen Prey to Delusions About Trump

Leaders in the region's major powers are ecstatic about President Trump. They're likely to be disappointed.