A Road Map In Need Of A Compass

For President Bush to breathe real life into the road map for peace between Israel and the Palestinians, he must first insist that two prerequisites are immediately met: The Palestinian Authority must publically recognize and unequivocally accept the Jewish/Israeli historic right to exist in

June 1, 2003 Read more

Why The Road Map Is Doomed To Failure

Unless Israelis and Palestinians dramatically alter their psychological dispositions, prospects for peace will remain illusionary.

The second Intifadah has transformed the Israeli-Palestinian conflict creating, for each side, a new psychological disposition: to deny each othe

May 9, 2003 Read more

Providing Extended Nuclear Deterrence

Now that the war in Iraq is over, the administration must refocus its attention on the next crisis spot, North Korea. Although the Israeli-Palestinian conflict remains center stage, North Korea requires urgent attention. The dynamics are different, especially the nuclear threat must be

May 4, 2003 Read more

Democratizing Iraq

Only a creative federalist political system tailored to the Iraqi people's needs will succeed.

Democratizing Iraq may prove to be a nightmare unless we build on the nation's inherent factionalism by developing a democratic political system that fully reflects Iraqi's

April 27, 2003 Read more

What If WMDs Are Not Found?

As the hunt for weapons of mass destruction (WMD) in Iraq continues, both critics and supporters of the Bush administration are asking: What if none are found and how will that impact our standing in the international community, especially in the Arab world? Whatever the outcome, the admi

April 21, 2003 Read more

Will Syria Be Next?

The short answer is No. The long answer is that although on the surface there seem to be several similarities between Syria and Iraq, treating Syria as if it were just another stage in our war on terrorism, will be disastrous to our strategic interests in the Middle East and have a dangero

April 13, 2003 Read more

Defeating Terrorism

This article is excerpted from the introduction of Alon Ben-Meir's new book, A War We Must Win, to be published this Summer.

We must defeat terrorism not only because we cannot tolerate the threat of terror as a way of life, but because, regardless of its source or cause,

April 6, 2003 Read more

The Haunting Aftermath Of Victory

That the war with Iraq will end in a U.S. and British military victory, although with far greater difficulties than expected, is not in doubt. But that such a victory leads to the transformation of Iraq, and eventually the entire Middle East, into a sea of freedom and democracy, as Preside

March 30, 2003 Read more

Road Map To Nowhere

After more than two years of strategic neglect that brought the Israelis and Palestinians to the brink of disaster, President Bush, under intense pressure from his staunch ally, British Prime Minister Tony Blair, and many Arab heads-of-state decided to advance his ideas about a road map

March 16, 2003 Read more
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