David Makovsky

Benjamin Netanyahu Hopes to Sell Peace. Here's How.
The Israeli prime minister's new path
July 24, 2013

In 1956, Israel’s famed general Moshe Dayan gave a eulogy about a young kibbutznik who was killed in a border attack by Arabs, saying that Israelis needed to get used to the idea that life in the Mideast meant remaining forever on guard.

Benjamin Netanyahu's Not Worried About an Agenda. He's Worried About His Coalition.
January 16, 2013

The real drama of Israeli politics will occur after the votes are tallied.

What Shapes Sanctions
September 26, 2009

The announcement that Iran has been constructing a covert facility to enrich nuclear fuel for the last few years without notifying the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) raises the stakes for the upcoming October 1 meeting of six leading countries with Iran. The underground facility is located on an Iranian Revolutionary Guard base outside the religious city of Qom. U.S. officials say Iran was forced to acknowledge the site in vague terms to the IAEA earlier this week only after it became clear that the U.S.