Can Putin and Trump Succeed at Improving Russian-American Relations?

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by Mark N. Katz President-elect Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin have made clear that they have a more positive view of each other than either has of outgoing President Barack Obama. Russian-American relations soured considerably during the Obama… Continue Reading  

John Kerry Nails It: Realities of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

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by Paul R. Pillar Secretary of State John Kerry’s speech this week on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is an excellent statement of the realities that are inescapable aspects of this conflict and that anyone who claims to deal with the dispute… Continue Reading  

Kerry implicitly acknowledges two states is all but a fantasy now

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After the UN, the EU must lead the way on Israeli settlements

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by Hugh Lovatt Much of the discussion about the UN Security Council resolution condemning Israeli settlements over the past week has focused on the U.S. decision to abstain, thus allowing it to pass. But Resolution 2334 also opens the door… Continue Reading  

The Case for Sending Secretary Kerry to Tehran

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by Navid Hassibi Although it is unclear what will happen to the Iran nuclear deal (the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, or JCPOA) once President-elect Donald Trump assumes office, President Barack Obama still has a few weeks left to try… Continue Reading