The State Department has been tight-lipped about the details of the negotiations, but leaks in the Israeli and Palestinian press suggest trouble ahead.
If Kerry’s proposal doesn’t include an agreement to eventually end Israeli control of Palestinian territories, then his economic plan simply becomes another iteration of a failed strategy.
Netanyahu’s speech to the UN General Assembly was inflammatory, deeply one-sided, and hyperbolic in its assessment of Iran’s recent history.
Twenty years after the Oslo Accord, nothing—not even the Arab Spring—appears to be capable of shaking the Israeli-Palestinian status quo.
The cynical Beltway chatter about Secretary of State John Kerry paused last week with the announcement that peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians might begin shortly in Washington.
Members of Benjamin Netanyahu’s cabinet and party are now openly declaring the two-state solution dead.
For relatively small coastal states such as Pakistan and Israel, the quest for maritime depth has given birth to naval nuclear force structures with the potential to undermine stability during a crisis.
Embroiled in the spillover from the Syrian conflict, Jordan faces an enormous challenge. The country must focus on political and economic reforms, and needs outside help, too.
Washington needs to work privately with all the parties—Palestinians, Israelis, and Arabs—to allow for a speedy negotiation process. Only the full backing of the U.S. president and a bold new plan can push the peace process forward.
After President Obama’s visit to Jerusalem last month, there were high hopes in Washington and NATO for a turning point in relations between Israel and Turkey.