Mahmoud Abbas

The Explosive, Inside Story of How John Kerry Built an Israel-Palestine Peace Plan—and Watched It Crumble
July 20, 2014

The death of a peace plan—and the makings of a new Middle East disaster.

John Kerry Doomed the Israeli-Palestinian Talks by Refusing to Consider a Transition Agreement
May 12, 2014

The American team has pushed the Palestinians to sign an agreement they are clearly not ready for.

Here's What John Kerry's Peace Settlement Will Look Like (Probably)
July 29, 2013

The four issues that will determine an Israeli-Palestinian deal.

Seven Reasons There's Hope for Israeli-Palestinian Peace
July 21, 2013

John Kerry faced nearly universal skepticism when he set out to get Israelis and Palestinians back to the negotiating table after five years of shuttle diplomacy.

John Kerry's Peace Talks Are Almost Dead. A Preemptive Obituary
April 01, 2013

Things can change quickly in the Middle East, but right now, as I gaze Sarah Palin-like from my suburban Maryland office across the Atlantic and Mediterranean, it looks like John Kerry’s attempt to reignite peace talks between the Israelis and the Pa

The End of the Two-State Solution
Why the window is closing on Middle-East peace
March 11, 2013

We're on the cusp of a generational shift that will make the dream of peace not just implausible but impossible.

Chill Out, John Kerry
Advice for the new secretary of state about Israeli-Palestinian relations
February 07, 2013

Advice for the new secretary of state on Israeli-Palestinian relations. For instance: It's not a race.

The End of the Forty-Year Peace Between Israel and Arab States
December 04, 2012

Yes, Israel just enjoyed 40 years of peace. No longer.

America’s Responsibility in the New Middle East
November 26, 2012

The United States needs to survey the new landscape that has emerged in the Middle East, and determine how it can shape it going forward.

Three Reasons Why the Israel-Gaza Ceasefire Won't Last
November 21, 2012

Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohamed Amr has announced a ceasefire in the war between Israel and Hamas. It's good news that the fighting will stop. But aside from the immediate cessation of hostilities there's little to cheer about. Here are three reasons why in the absence of considerable outside intervention, it's only a matter of time until war breaks out again. A comprehensive peace agreement is not in sight: Peace in the former Palestine rests not only on a permanent ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, but on a comprehensive agreement between the Israelis and the Palestinians.

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