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Shlomo Ben-Ami

Shlomo Ben-Ami

Writing for PS since 2006
198 commentaries

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. Peace by Exhaustion in Ukraine
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    Peace by Exhaustion in Ukraine

    Jan 16, 2023 Shlomo Ben-Ami urges Ukrainian leaders not to give their invaders the upper hand in inevitable peace negotiations.

  2. The Price of Europe’s Expansion Fatigue
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    The Price of Europe’s Expansion Fatigue

    Dec 16, 2022 Shlomo Ben-Ami explains why the European Union's core members see no benefit in letting the Western Balkans into the club.

  3. Netanyahu’s Pyrrhic Victory
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    Netanyahu’s Pyrrhic Victory

    Nov 7, 2022 Shlomo Ben-Ami thinks the tiger of Jewish fascism that the incoming prime minister rode to power will be difficult to tame.

  4. Can Diplomacy End the Ukraine War?
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    Can Diplomacy End the Ukraine War?

    Oct 21, 2022 Shlomo Ben-Ami urges Western leaders to define an endgame that does not require Russia’s unconditional defeat.

  5. Who Is Winning the War in Ukraine?
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    Who Is Winning the War in Ukraine?

    Sep 16, 2022 Shlomo Ben-Ami argues that the United States needs to curtail defense contractors' influence over its foreign policy.

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    The New European Frontier

    Giulio Boccaletti

    Given this summer's climate-driven disasters, one might think that the European political system would be devising comprehensive adaptation plans. But, despite some steps in the right direction, Europeans are only just waking up to the constitutional implications of a changing physical environment.

    thinks a changing climate will force the European Union finally to embrace its political nature.
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    The Poverty of Anti-Capitalism

    Harold James considers recent arguments against markets, globalization, and growth, finding them to be deeply flawed.
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    How Not to Fight Inflation

    Joseph E. Stiglitz sees little upside and much downside to further monetary-policy tightening by the US Federal Reserve.
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    Who Is Part of the Free World?

    Anne-Marie Slaughter urges US President Joe Biden to abandon a phrase that is better left in the twentieth century.
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    Realism About Techno-Optimism

    Gernot Wagner laments that public debate about climate solutions is long on political grandstanding and short on nuance.
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    PS Commentators Respond: Could the “Chinese Century” Belong to India?

    From demographics to trade to GDP growth, China is currently struggling precisely where India seems to be thriving. At a time when the global economy’s center of gravity is shifting to Asia, we asked PS commentators whether India’s rising star will soon outshine China’s.

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    Why Industrial Policy Is Back

    Ricardo Hausmann explains why economic theory has finally begun to catch up with centuries of economic practice.
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    Patriots in Name Only

    Richard K. Sherwin considers the implications of the Republican Party's challenge to the state's power to make and enforce law.
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    Assassinated Are the Peacemakers?

    Nina L. Khrushcheva highlights the grave risks that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky would incur by negotiating with Russia.

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