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Shlomo Ben-Ami

Shlomo Ben-Ami

Writing for PS since 2006
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Shlomo Ben-Ami, a former Israeli foreign minister, is Vice President of the Toledo International Center for Peace and the author of Prophets without Honor: The 2000 Camp David Summit and the End of the Two-State Solution (Oxford University Press, 2022).

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  1. How Will the War in Gaza End?
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    How Will the War in Gaza End?

    Feb 6, 2024 Shlomo Ben-Ami argues that a future characterized by chaos, violence, and extremism is far more likely than a stable peace.

  2. A Reprieve for Israel’s Democracy
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    A Reprieve for Israel’s Democracy

    Jan 5, 2024 Shlomo Ben-Ami highlights the significance of the Supreme Court's decision striking down the government's judicial reforms.

  3. The False Choice Between Palestinian and Jewish Liberation
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    The False Choice Between Palestinian and Jewish Liberation

    Nov 27, 2023 Shlomo Ben-Ami rejects the facile moralism of those who view the ongoing war through the narrow lens of decolonization.

  4. The West Should Avoid Nagorno-Karabakh
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    The West Should Avoid Nagorno-Karabakh

    Oct 17, 2023 Shlomo Ben-Ami explains the dynamics behind the dissolution of the ethnic-Armenian enclave in Azerbaijan.

  5. Hubris Meets Nemesis in Israel
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    Hubris Meets Nemesis in Israel

    Oct 9, 2023 Shlomo Ben-Ami places the blame for Hamas's surprise attack squarely on Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu.

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    The US Is Jeopardizing the Open Internet

    Natalie Dunleavy Campbell & Stan Adams condemn America’s apparent decision to abandon its role as a champion of a free digital domain.
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    How to Finance Higher Education in Africa

    Célestin Monga proposes a mix of several funding streams to improve access to high-quality colleges and universities.
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    Catalytic Capital Holds the Key to Southeast Asia’s Green Transition

    Kitty Bu & Stefanie Fairholme highlight the potential role of early-stage funding in advancing the region’s decarbonization efforts.
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    Which AI Risks Matter?

    Edoardo Campanella

    To prevent humanity from ever being demoted to the status of gorillas by a highly advanced artificial intelligence, most AI experts agree that we must retain control over the technology. But with developers racing to achieve the next breakthrough and gain market share, that may be easier said than done.

    considers three leading experts’ assessments of the technology’s future capabilities and their implications.
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    Europe Must Defend Itself

    Donald Trump – who spent his presidency lambasting NATO – recently suggested that he would encourage Russian aggression against NATO allies that had not met their commitment to spend 2% of GDP on defense. With Trump vying for another term in the White House – and the Ukraine war still raging on the European Union’s doorstep – EU countries can no longer ignore the difficult but essential task of taking charge of their own security.

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    Making the Most of FDI

    Keun Lee considers what it takes to convert foreign investment into growth, development, and technological upgrading.
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    Explaining Americans’ Pessimism About a Strong Economy

    Jeffrey Frankel considers possible reasons for the disconnect between economic performance and public perceptions.
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    Sharing the Tech Wealth

    Diane Coyle urges investment in digital public infrastructure to curb the adverse effects of market power.
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    The WTO’s FDI Challenge

    Karl P. Sauvant urges the World Trade Organization’s members to adopt the new Investment Facilitation for Development Agreement.

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