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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…

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…

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 19, 2010

Turkey
Gaza and Strains in Israeli-Turkish Relations

New strains in the Israeli-Turkish relationship stem from Turkey’s concerns over conditions in Gaza and sloppy diplomacy on both sides, says CFR’s Steven A. Cook.

July 27, 2010

Elections and Voting
Behind Iraq’s Long Political Indecision

Iraq’s two leading parties will probably not pull together a coalition government until September, says Iraq expert Reidar Visser, and Washington has failed to push along the political process.  

June 3, 2010

Turkey
Managing a More Assertive Turkey

Turkey’s recent diplomatic strains with the United States and Israel reflect the "more assertive and self-confident" posture of a country looking to reestablish its role as a major influence in the M…

February 11, 2009

Peacekeeping
Despite Paralysis in Israeli Politics, U.S. Peace Efforts Crucial

Daniel C. Kurtzer, a former top U.S. diplomat in the Mideast and a recent adviser to Barack Obama, says divisions in the Israeli electorate will paralyze the political process and could lead to an ex…

July 13, 2010

Diplomacy and International Institutions
Turkey’s Cooling Ties with U.S., Israel

Turkey’s rise as a regional and economic power with its own set of interests, along with anger toward Israel about the Gaza flotilla incident, explains much of the chilling in Turkey’s relationships …

March 22, 2010

United States
U.S.-Israel: Time For An ’Honest’ Talk

President Obama’s scheduled meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu should stress that continued rejection of a peace settlement will erode the U.S.-Israel relationship, says Middle Ea…

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.