Friday, April 25, 2014

Shlomo Ben-Ami

Shlomo Ben-Ami, a former Israeli foreign minister who now serves as Vice President of the Toledo International Center for Peace, is the author of Scars of War, Wounds of Peace: The Israeli-Arab Tragedy.

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History Strikes Back

When the Cold War ended and the Soviet Union collapsed, the victors were beyond complacent, for they were certain that their triumph had been inevitable all along. Today, two powerful leaders –… read more

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A Separated Peace

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu won the 1996 election by mobilizing voters against his opponent’s alleged intention to “divide Jerusalem.” Nearly two decades later, he remains committed to… read more

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Putin’s Rearguard Battle

Russia's recent diplomatic successes in Syria and Iran, together with foreign-policy missteps from the US, have emboldened Putin in his drive to position Russia as a major world power. But Putin’s… read more

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Asia’s Middle Eastern Shadow

The US “pivot” to Asia was required not only because of the security threats posed by the rise of China, but also as a consequence of America’s long and costly obsession with the Middle East. But… read more

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The Yom Kippur War Today

The 40th anniversary of the Yom Kippur War was marked in Israel by the recurrent debate about the failures of Israeli intelligence in detecting and thwarting Egypt’s surprise attack. But Israel’s… read more

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The Price of Peace

There is much debate over the relationship between peace and justice, with some arguing that the pursuit of justice impedes conflict-resolution efforts, and others asserting that justice is a… read more

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The Arab Wars of Religion

The Arab revolts have vindicated the assumption that, in most Arab societies, toppling secular autocracies inevitably means opening the door to Islamic democracies. In this context, one hopes that… read more

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