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March 6, 2014

Middle East and North Africa
Ukraine’s Crisis and the Middle East

A decisive U.S. response to Russian provocation in Ukraine could create new opportunities for the United States to make headway on a number of fronts in the Middle East, says expert Dennis Ross.

December 11, 2013

Israel
Crucial Stage for Mideast Talks

As Israelis and Palestinians balk at compromises pushed by the United States, Secretary of State John Kerry is back in the region trying to keep talks on track, says CFR’s Robert Danin.

November 19, 2013

Israel
Behind the Growing U.S.-Israeli Rift

Tensions between the United States and Israel over Iran negotiations have jeopardized peace talks with Palestinians and left Israel vowing to go it alone on security if necessary, says expert Gerald …

October 3, 2013

Israel
Israel’s New Mideast Pressures

Amid diplomatic challenges on Iran and Syria, Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu could face conservative opposition at home for progress on peace with Palestinians, says CFR’s Robert Danin.

April 5, 2013

Grand Strategy
A New Push for Mideast Peace

Secretary of State John Kerry is launching new Mideast shuttle diplomacy, but President Obama’s commitment to brokering an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement remains to be seen, says expert Martin I…

March 22, 2013

Turkey
Turkey’s New Year Surprise

The success of a surprise cease-fire between Turkey and PKK insurgents hinges on Ankara granting the Kurds greater autonomy and whether the militant group disarms, says CFR’s Steven A. Cook.

March 18, 2013

Israel
The Meaning of Obama’s Mideast Trip

President Obama travels to Israel to deliver a message of reassurance on the alliance, but will be meeting a new government divided on the Palestinian peace process, says CFR’s Robert Danin.

February 11, 2013

Defense and Security
Bringing Iran Back to the Negotiating Table

Iran’s reluctance to negotiate over its controversial nuclear program makes a deal with international powers unlikely, says CFR’s Carla Robbins.

January 30, 2013

Israel
Political Pivot in Israel?

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will seek to form a big-tent coalition that could signal a new inward focus at a time of increasing tumult in the Mideast, says expert David Makovsky.

January 17, 2013

Israel
Israeli Elections Offer Two Paths

Just days away from parliamentary elections, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is widely expected to form a new government in coming weeks, but what that coalition will look like is still unclear, sa…