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November 26, 2012

Israel
Israel’s Ehud Barak: Not Finished Yet

A prominent Israeli general, who subsequently became a politician, once told me: “In our politics there is ‘dead,’ ‘dead and buried,’ and ‘dead and buried and never coming back.’” It is important to …

Israel's defence minister Barak shakes hands with a soldier during a news conference near Tel Aviv on November 18, 2012 (Bar-On/Courtesy Reuters).

March 1, 2019

Sub-Saharan Africa
Trump’s Africa Strategy Creates U.S. Business Opportunities in Africa

The Trump Administration’s recent announcement of its Africa strategy offers renewed opportunities for the development of closer economic ties between the United States and Africa under a set of business-driven initiatives outlined as “Prosper Africa” in a December speech by National Security Adviser John Bolton.

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January 10, 2018

Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
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 …

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February 13, 2017

Israel
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…

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December 3, 2012

Israel
Much Ado About Little: the E-1 Controversy

Dozens of governments, starting with our own, have denounced the Israeli announcement--made soon after the UN General Assembly vote last week--about more housing construction in Jerusalem and the Wes…

December 18, 2012

Iran
Obama, Hagel, and Iran

As President Obama enters his second term, his policy with respect to Iran has been spelled out many times. In a March interview with The Atlantic, he described his policy this way: It means a poli…

May 30, 2012

Middle East and North Africa
Going Directly to the Wastebasket: Another Plan for the "Peace Process"

Some "peace processors" never give up. In the New York Times today, four of them try an old and very bad idea: forget about negotiations, and substitute the views of some un-elected elderly "statesme…

October 5, 2011

Israel
Panetta and Israel

U.S. Secretary of Defence Panetta speaks during a joint news conference with Israel's Defence Minister Barak in Tel Aviv (Courtesy REUTERS/Jack Guez/Pool). En route to the Middle East this week…

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March 3, 2015

United States
Netanyahu hands bat to Obama critics

This article was originally published here on CNN.com on Tuesday, March 3, 2015. Despite the hype, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu still managed to deliver a speech that was both magisteri…

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (C) addresses a joint meeting of Congress in the House Chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, March 3, 2015 (Ernst/Courtesy Reuters).

March 16, 2013

Israel
Weekend Reading: Israel’s Defense, Saudi’s Trials, and Egypt’s War on Women

Brent Sasley compares former Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak to the newcomer in the position, Moshe Ya’alon. The Saudi Twittersphere is stirring in reaction to the Saudi Civil and Political Righ…

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