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May 30, 2013

Middle East and North Africa
Will Assad Prevail in Syria?

Given Iran and Russia’s strong support of the Syrian government, there are indications that the regime of President Bashar al-Assad may be prevailing in the country’s civil war, says expert Michael Y…

May 11, 2011

Democracy
A Political Vision for Israel

With Israel facing a regional democratization movement, a unity pact between Hamas and Fatah, and a possible UN vote on Palestinian statehood in the fall, Prime Minister Netanyahu should offer a swap…

April 12, 2011

Israel
Tense Calm on Israeli-Palestinian Front

Israelis and Palestinians are watching nervously to see how the tumult in the region shakes out, but with both sides using more advanced weapons technology and the peace process in the doldrums, the …

August 30, 2010

Israel
Questionable Timing on Mideast Talks

Severe political constraints on Israeli and Palestinian leaders cloud the prospects for progress in direct talks due to start later this week, says CFR’s Steven A. Cook.

October 28, 2010

Israel
A Way Past Middle East Deadlock

To break the Israeli-Palestinian impasse, the U.S. should present a two-state "vision" for each side to vote on, says expert Sari Nusseibeh. Failing that, Palestinians should press to be absorbed int…

October 13, 2010

Palestinian Territories
The Mideast Moratorium Mess

The end of Israel’s ban on settlement building creates political problems for Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and a dilemma the Obama administration in part brought on itself, says Mideast expe…

June 10, 2010

Israel
Time for U.S. Middle East Peace Plan?

Palestinians are pleased at the uproar against Israel after its raid on a Turkish-led aid flotilla, but what they--and Israelis--want is more active U.S. engagement in the peace process and an agreem…

January 12, 2010

Israel
Focus on West Bank, Not Negotiating

As the United States plans to spur Mideast peace efforts, CFR expert Elliott Abrams says progress in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict will come through development and building a legal system in the …

June 4, 2009

Middle East and North Africa
Beyond Cairo: Translating ’Important’ Obama Message into Policies

Veteran Mideast diplomat Edward P. Djerejian sees President Obama’s speech to the Muslim world as a "powerful public diplomacy statement." But the task now, he says, will be crafting the policies tha…

March 19, 2008

Palestinian Territories
Cook: No Likelihood of U.S. Breaking with Israel on Hamas Talks

Steven A. Cook, a Middle East expert, says he sees no chance the United States would break away from Israel and deal directly with Hamas in the Israeli-Palestinian peace dialogue, even if it might he…