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Israeli-Palestinian peace is elusive because both sides—and the United States—have made a series of damaging but preventable errors.
Ill-advised land swaps and population transfers won’t bring peace. They’re more likely to revive the bloodshed that plagued the Balkans during the 1990s.
The Trump administration’s policies don’t represent a radical shift. The White House has simply abandoned the facade of neutrality and rubber-stamped the Israeli government’s agenda.
Can a series of far-flung, high-level conferences bring peace to the Middle East by applying lessons from 17th-century Europe?
Abiy Ahmed and Isaias Afwerki are racing toward peace because they both face the same threat: hard-liners in the Tigrayan People’s Liberation Front.
The two-state solution is dead. Most one-state solutions are unacceptable to the other side. There is, however, a viable peace plan that appeals to both.
The United States and Arab governments have abandoned the Palestinian cause and believe they can browbeat Mahmoud Abbas into submission.
With the Arctic melting and northern coast guards struggling to keep up, the next disaster is a matter of when, not if.