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May 1, 2007

Israel
Makovsky: Olmert ‘A Dead Duck’ Politically

David Makovsky, an expert on Israeli politics, says it is virtually inevitable that Prime Minister Ehud Olmert will be forced to resign, and considers his possible successors.

April 2, 2007

Peacekeeping
Makovsky: Time is Right for Israeli-Arab Negotiations

David Makovsky, an expert on Middle East diplomacy, says Israel’s Prime Minister reacted positively to the recent Riyadh Arab League declaration and is interested in negotiating with Saudi Arabia.

November 13, 2006

Conflict Prevention
Makovsky: Iran Possible ‘Sore Point’ in U.S.-Israeli Relations

David Makovsky, an expert on Israeli politics, says there is potential “good news” in the reports of a new, technocrat cabinet to replace the Hamas government in the Palestinian Authority. But Makovs…

August 21, 2006

Israel
Makovsky: Questions Raised on Olmert Government’s Viability

David Makovsky, an expert on Israeli politics, says in the aftermath of the month-long Israeli-Hezbollah conflict, questions are being raised about the viability of the government of Israeli Prime Mi…

July 13, 2006

Lebanon
Makovsky: Mideast Conflict a Test for Olmert, Lebanese Government

Mideast expert David Makovsky says the widening conflict in the Middle East poses a huge challenge for Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and tests the viability of the Lebanese government.

July 21, 2005

Palestinian Territories
Makovsky: Very Hot Political Summer Ahead in Israel

David Makovsky, senior fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, says that, with the scheduled withdrawal of Israeli settlers from Gaza, there is a “sense of a looming showdown” betwee…

November 1, 2007

Palestinian Territories
Makovsky: Rice’s Efforts to Convene Israeli-Palestinian Conference Are ‘Iffy’

Political analyst David Makovsky says chances for success by Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice in putting together a package that warrants holding a Middle East conference remain uncertain.

April 5, 2004

Israel
Makovsky: Sharon Is Making History With Gaza Pullout Plan

David Makovsky, a senior fellow and director of the Project on the Middle East Peace Process at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, says that Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s proposal to evac…

January 10, 2019

Ethiopia
David Pilling's African Year in Review

He recalls the popular challenge now underway against Omar al-Bashir’s rule in Sudan; the deaths of Kofi Annan, the first African secretary General of UN, and Winnie Mandela, a flawed leader of the South African liberation movement; the highly positive emergence of the reform-minded Abiy Ahmed, the Ethiopian prime minister; and the international attention to Congolese surgeon Denis Mukwege, who won a Nobel Peace prize for his work with rape victims.

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March 22, 2006

Elections and Voting
Makovsky: Olmert Likely to Head New Israeli Government in Coalition with Labor

David Makovsky, a leading expert on Israeli politics, says the upcoming election is likely to result in a government headed by acting Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, who will lead his Kadima Party in a c…