Obama has treaded more lightly with Israel than Reagan and Bush. It is useful to compare recent events to periods of tension from 1981-1982 during Regan’s presidency.
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As they take office, the new US president, Donald Trump, and his national security staff should remember the key lessons learned in the Middle East by their predecessors.
During Obama’s tenure America’s global leadership has declined to its lowest ebb leaving some allies to wonder how much they can rely on the US.
As the policy record – especially the Iran deal – shows, Obama’s approach can bring positive, even game changing, results at a relatively small cost.
The experiences of the Arab Spring cannot be erased and the US will have no choice but to factor in its foreign policy, the popular political aspirations in the region.
We are witnessing the start of an unraveling bi-partisan support in the US for Israel, which has potentially been hurried by the Obama-Netanyahu feud.
Strategies relying on the pure coercive nature of economic sanctions rarely succeed in their goals, and alone are not capable of forcing countries to make concessions.
As we near the end of the Obama administration, the president is likely to leave office without solving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, just like previous U.S. presidents.
Nadav Tamir discusses his mentor Shimon Peres, his support for the Iran nuclear deal and why a two-state solution between Israel and an independent Palestine is possible.
Moscow’s efforts to retain good relations with both Israel and Iran will continue to cause each to be wary of becoming too reliant on a Russia that it deems unreliable.
The success of the US-Iran nuclear talks shows the limits of the Obama doctrine in accomplishing the kind of social change that many reformists would like to see.
The growing reliance on drones highlights the Western requirement for precision, accountability, and a reduction in collateral damage