Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Itamar Rabinovich

Itamar Rabinovich, a former ambassador of Israel to the United States (1993-1996), is currently based at Tel Aviv University, New York University, and the Brookings Institution.

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Newsart for Defusing the Syrian Time Bomb
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Defusing the Syrian Time Bomb

According to the CIA’s deputy director, Michael Morell, Syria’s civil war is "the greatest threat to US national security" – indeed, “probably the most important issue in the world today.” Given the… read more

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The Egypt-Israel Peace Test

The rocket strikes that a militant group recently fired from the Sinai Peninsula into the Israeli city of Eilat were yet another reminder of the fragility of the relationship between Egypt and… read more

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Bibi at Bay

Few foresaw the surprising setback suffered by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, his Likud party, and the right in general in Israel’s recent general election. It is an outcome that will have… read more

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Egypt the Peacemaker?

Before the current round of fighting between Israel and Hamas in Gaza escalates dangerously, a ceasefire must be negotiated. Much depends on Egypt, which is best placed to broker an agreement. read more

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The Drone in the Desert

Iranian spokesmen have begun to threaten Israel not only with a massive response to any potential attack, but also with a preemptive strike. And a drone was recently sent over southern Israel, most… read more

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The Sinai Powder Keg

Recent terrorist attacks have highlighted the explosive potential of Sinai, which comprises Egypt’s borders with Israel and Gaza. Indeed, beneath Sinai’s terrorism problem lie serious and enduring… read more

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The Syrian Tipping Point

During World War II, Winston Churchill famously drew a distinction between “the end of the beginning” and “the beginning of the end.” That distinction is equally applicable to the unfolding Syrian… read more

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The Anarchy Factor in Syria

The failure of the Obama administration, its Western allies, and several Middle East regional powers to take bolder action to stop the carnage in Syria is often explained by their fear of anarchy. In … read more

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Forging Syria’s Opposition

Syria’s crisis is now a year old, with close to 10,000 people, mostly civilians, dead and no end in sight. A key reason for the stalemate is that key international and regional actors remain… read more

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