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A U.S. withdrawal has opened the door to a possible political settlement, but success will depend on regional powers and the country’s neighbors.
A new diplomatic history argues that the United States, Egypt, and Israel prevented a Palestinian state from emerging. But leaders such as Yasser Arafat bear much of the blame.
It’s not too late for Trump’s departing U.N. ambassador to cut Washington’s peacekeeping costs.
Israeli-Palestinian peace is elusive because both sides—and the United States—have made a series of damaging but preventable errors.
U.N. member states must renew their commitment to the vital peacekeeping operations that end wars, protect civilians, and save lives.
Human beings are rarely rational—so it’s time we all stopped pretending they are.