WINEP’s Robert Satloff Retreads the Reverse Linkage Argument

In his recent piece posted on Foreign Policy,  Washington Institute for Near East Policy (WINEP) executive director Robert Satloff’s advice to Obama offers a near textbook example of the neoconservative conviction that linkage—the concept that peace between Israel and its… Continue Reading

Holes in Neocon pushback against Linkage

The most vociferous stateside opponents of linkage — the notion, accepted at the highest levels of the U.S. military, that resolving the Arab-Palestinian conflict will forward the U.S.’s broader strategic interests in the region — tend to come from the… Continue Reading

Obama Offers Lukewarm Endorsement of Linkage

Earlier today, President Barack Obama told a group of Jewish leaders that resolving tensions between Israel and its Arab neighbors would increase Iran’s isolation. The comments, which were written up by Foreign Policy’s Josh Rogin, would suggest that neoconservatives who… Continue Reading