External pressure has never been effective in forcing the parties to abandon their core principles. Only a negotiated two-state solution has the potential to satisfy both sides.
The United States can play an important mediating role in conflicts, but it's only truly effective when the parties own their negotiations and engage with one another based on their own interests and motives.
A rights-based approach to Israeli-Palestinian peacemaking must be balanced with the national interests of the United States, as well as those of the parties themselves.
In an interview, Frederic Hof recalls how Bashar al-Assad undercut the party’s position on the Shebaa Farms.
In an interview, Karim Sadjadpour outlines what a realistic U.S. policy toward Iran should look like.
In an interview, Ray Takeyh discusses his recent book on the reign of the late Mohammed Reza Pahlavi.
Russia, Turkey, and Qatar have presented a trilateral initiative on Syria, but it’s who is included that matters more.
In a video for CEIP, Aaron David Miller outlines the key takeaways of Israel’s elections.
Holding elections wouldn't solve all the problems Palestinians face, but they could lead to a semblance of unity, or at least modest signs of renewal and better coordination
Nuclear nonproliferation in the Middle East is a major policy challenge for President Joe Biden, who is eager to return to the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran.