Coercive diplomacy—when both elements of the approach are carefully synchronized—can deliver. On the other hand, coercion without diplomacy can lead to huge blunders.
As Turkey prepares to move eastward in Syria, it is facing a growing number of difficulties.
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The Trump administration’s moves might be just saber-rattling, but they could easily propel the United States toward a military confrontation with Iran.
The Trump administration made the choice last May to withdraw from a flawed but still highly functional arms control agreement. A year on, it has not developed an alternative to replace it or turn back Iran’s influence in the region.
The Trump Administration’s “deal of the century” will bury the two-state solution.
The Kushner plan is not about peace, but aims to consolidate Israel’s occupation by assuming a Palestinian defeat.
Stuck in the present and with no viable perspective for positive change, Iranian citizens feel powerless.
Despite growing divergences between Turkey and its Western allies, neither side can afford for political, economic, and security relations to deteriorate beyond a certain point.
Palestinian-Israeli dynamics today are being driven more by sociology and demography than by diplomacy.