Tag Archives: Israel

Washington is Strangling Young Foreign Policy Professionals

Many of us now find ourselves whispering our views on what is going on in Gaza, fearful of the impact that speaking out in public may have on our careers.

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Reflecting on the Global Canvas of 2023: A Year of Wars and Transformative Shifts

The year 2023 proved to be a kaleidoscope of events, unveiling a tapestry of challenges, triumphs, and transformative changes across the globe. From wars in Gaza and Ukraine environmental concerns to technological leaps, geopolitical tensions to societal strides, the year carved its mark in history as a time of both turbulence and resilience. Israel’s War in Gaza October 7 surprise …

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The End of the Netanyahu Doctrine

The prime minister's claim that Middle East peace was possible without the Palestinians has been shattered by Hamas' incursion, and the ensuing war.

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In Blistering Remarks, Biden Commits Aid, Intel, and Military Assets to Israel

Biden did not mention the unfolding civilian crisis in Gaza, but emphasized the assistance to Israel in its war against Hamas in Gaza moving forward.

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Trump Middle East Peace Plan – Terms of Surrender for the Palestinians?

Should this plan become, like so many of its predecessors, a political football on both sides of the ocean, the people who make their homes and live their lives on politicians’ playing fields will lose.

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Justice for Palestinians and Security for Israel

Given the history of the region and the damage recently inflicted by President Trump's declaration of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, a one-state solution will never bring peace to the region.

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South Africa: Water is Scarce, But Solutions Can Be Found

South Africa can look to the arid Israeli model for its water solutions.

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Israel, Saudi Arabia New Middle East’s Strange Bedfellows

Israel and Saudi Arabia are burying the hatchet. For at least 10 reasons, that's not such a good idea.

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No Exit? Gaza and Israel Between the Wars

Whatever options Hamas and Israel choose will not resolve the underlying conflict. But allowing Gazans to export goods, tax themselves and freely exit and enter the territory would at least offer Israelis and Palestinians the possibility of less bloodshed, while other possibilities, including unblocking the diplomatic impasse, are explored.

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What’s Really at Stake With the Iran Nuclear Deal

If the Iran nuclear deal eventually leads to a withdrawal of sanctions, the results will be increased Iranian supplies, forcing prices lower by some $10 per barrel. That could go a long way in changing the political structure of the Middle East, reducing West's dependency on its traditional allies in the region. Washington wants Iran positioned as a competitor to Russia for EU and Asian energy markets, and as a bulwark against Russian and Chinese expansion.

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