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Kushner’s plan aims to divide Palestinians from their leaders but fails to recognize that the people already resent their corrupt leadership—while failing to place any similar pressure on an Israeli prime minister under indictment.
Jared Kushner and Jason Greenblatt’s peace plan may not be the deal of the century, but there are interim steps that U.S. officials and Arab leaders could take to help stabilize the West Bank and Gaza.
Men make nuclear weapons more dangerous. So why do they still dominate the field?
Releasing a U.S. proposal that is bound to fail would legitimize Israeli annexation, give Saudi Arabia leverage, and strengthen Iran and its allies.
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.
The foundations need to be laid for a long, hard route ahead.
Wars of words leave peace a long way off — and more aggression on the table.
The latest cease-fire raises hopes, but officials fear war could break out again.
The United States caused many of the planet’s problems and can still unmake them—but only if its politicians face up to the challenge.
Jugaad once symbolized immense potential, but the endless shortcuts are now holding the country back.