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It's Really The Settlements, Stupid!

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 12.15.2014 | World
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

Benjamin Netanyahu is in desperate need of a top-of-the-line hearing aid, because evidently he is growing tone deaf. He can no longer hear the voices warning him of Israel's destructively deteriorating international isolation.

America's Israeli Jihadists

Clayton Swisher | Posted 09.21.2014 | World
Clayton Swisher

American foreign fighters are at it again in the Middle East. Most recently, they're wearing the uniform of the Israeli state, willing participan...

U.S. Mideast Envoy Quits After Attempt To Peace Deal

Posted 06.27.2014 | World

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. special Mideast envoy Martin Indyk is resigning after nearly a year of unsuccessful efforts to forge an Israeli-Palestinian p...

It's Just Not Good Enough to Be Prime Minister of AIPAC

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 05.05.2014 | World
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

At what point in time is Mr. Netanyahu going to end his rhetorical ropa dopa -- on the one hand claiming to want a diplomatic solution, yet kowtowing to the equivalent his own tea party equivalent?

Kerry and Indyk in Israeli-Palestinian Talks: Don't Take Us Seriously

Steven L. Spiegel | Posted 10.20.2013 | World
Steven L. Spiegel

Because the spoilers play such an important role in Mideast diplomacy, mediators should want to be considered as pursuing a hopeless mission. Most observers wonder why Kerry is wasting his time. That's exactly what he should want.

Washington's Egyptian Dilemma

Marwan Bishara | Posted 10.15.2013 | World
Marwan Bishara

America's eagerness to maintain a close relationship with the military and remain relevant in the country has prevented it from taking a clear stand.

Is Martin Indyk the Right Man for the Job?

Claude Salhani | Posted 10.01.2013 | World
Claude Salhani

"How can the United States expect an unbalanced assessment from a diplomat who, although at times critical of Israeli policies, has a background that clearly identifies him with one of the parties in the tragic Middle East conundrum," asks one of his critics? The answer is simple.

Leapfrogging Barriers to a Two-State Deal

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

There is a consensus brewing among progressives, big-name foreign policy hands and some neoconservatives that a borders/security strategy is a way to leapfrog over current impediments to progress in Israel and Palestine.

Holbrooke Not a Bulldozer and Had Six Relationships With Karzai

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

I think that the many tributes to Richard Holbrooke are important and wonderful, but I want folks to see beyond caricatures of a very complex and important global player.

Broken Washington: The Cases of Zogby and the Brookings Institute

Hussain Abdul-Hussain | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hussain Abdul-Hussain

But when it comes to foreign policy, Obama deserves a big bold F. Stories of Washington's self-proclaimed experts and think tanks for hire might give us some clues.

Palestine and Washington's Alchemy

Michael Brenner | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael Brenner

The Obama administration is turning its alchemic powers toward Palestine. It is aiming to fashion a 'success' out of the shambles created by its lame failure to stand up to the Israeli government of Bibi Netanyahu.

Reality Check: Who Are the Factual Journalists?

Ali Safavi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ali Safavi

In "Who are the Terrorists," Kenneth Timmerman rehashes absurd tabloid allegations against the main Iranian opposition group, the Mujahedin-e Khalq.

Cordesman Game Show: So You Think You Can Win This War?

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

You really think you can dance WIN THIS WAR?? -- Anthony H. Cordesman, the CSIS Arleigh A. Burke Chair in Strategy (not really; just hypothetically) ...

Brookings Loses Bid on Orszag but Takes Kagan From Carnegie

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

Word has just reached us that Robert Kagan -- one of the top tier serious intellectuals among neoconservatives, and currently Senior Fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace -- is moving his franchise over to Brookings.

Dateline Doha: Engaging The Islamic World

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

Since President Obama was elected, the U.S.-Islamic Forum has striven to sustain the momentum borne from Obama's landmark address in Cairo and the new era ushered in by his election.

Specter of Forced Repatriation

Allan Gerson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Allan Gerson

The hunger strike of more than two dozen Iranian-Americans came to a close Thursday with the news that 36 Iranian dissidents forcibly taken by Iraqi forces had been allowed to return to their enclave north of Baghdad.

Martin Indyk: Clinton Felt Misled By Former Israeli President Ehud Barak

TPMCafe | M.J. Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Check out this blockbuster interview with former ambassador (twice) to Israel, Martin Indyk. It appears in Yediot Achronoth today in Hebrew and is ver...

Understanding Syrian Rapprochement: Optimists Versus Cynics

Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Stuart Whatley

Underlying the prospect for renewed diplomacy with Damascus is the universally accepted possibility that Assad will merely feign peace efforts without ever following through -- for which he, and his father before him, are notorious.