Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Shlomo Avineri

Shlomo Avineri, Professor of Political Science at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a member of the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, served as Director-General of Israel’s foreign ministry under Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. His most recent book is Theodor Herzl and the Foundation of the Jewish State.

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The Middle East Crack-Up

The horror stories emerging from northern Iraq, as well as the continuing slaughter in Syria point to a tectonic shift in the Middle East. Almost 100 years after World War I, the regional state… read more

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The Remaking of the Middle East

The entire Arab state system is being challenged and may be unraveling, and the military, Islamist, and powerful sectarian and tribal forces now in play could prevent new configurations from emerging … read more

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The Arab Springtime of Nations?

The end of communist autocracies in the Soviet Union, Yugoslavia, and even Czechoslovakia brought about a dramatic redrawing of borders. Likewise, no one should be surprised if democratization in the … read more

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Hard Turkey

Turkey could be a bridge between the West and the East, between Islam and modernity, and between Israel and the Arabs. But it runs the danger of succumbing to the arrogance of power, which has… read more

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The Road to Arab Democracy

What is now happening in the Arab world is without historical precedent: for the first time, Arab authoritarian regimes have been toppled, and others are threatened, by mass demonstrations calling… read more

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Peace this Time?

The imminent resumption in Washington of direct Israeli-Palestinian peace talks is good news. But whether these talks will lead to an agreement, let alone within one year, as US President Barack… read more

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Palestine Stands Up

Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad's proposal to declare independence unilaterally sometime in 2011 if negotiations with Israel fail should be eagerly welcomed. Such a move would not resolve the … read more

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