Elliott Abrams

About the author

Elliott Abrams is a senior fellow for Middle Eastern studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, where he maintains a blog, Pressure Points. His new book, Realism and Democracy: American Foreign Policy after the Arab Spring, is forthcoming from Cambridge University Press.

Furious and extreme proposals in response to two Israeli government decisions are ill-reasoned and immature.

July 13 2017 12:41AM

Absent a change in Palestinian attitudes, a deal creating a Palestinian state will lead only to revanchism and more violence.

April 24 2017 12:01AM

In the 20th century the American Jewish community was the world’s largest and strongest, and helped establish and protect the Jewish state. The 21st century will be different.

April 26 2016 12:01AM

The conventional wisdom says the problem is Israel. It’s wrong.

April 4 2016 12:01AM

Israel’s allies won’t support an out-and-out renunciation of the two-state solution.

Sept. 8 2015 12:01AM

The ideological roots of his disastrous Iran strategy.

Feb. 9 2015 12:01AM

Trapped between certain chaos in the West Bank if it withdraws and loss of international legitimacy if it doesn’t, can Israel still act affirmatively? Can we?

Sept. 21 2014 6:04PM

Common enemies and shared interests have aligned the Saudis, the Egyptians, and other Arabs with the Jewish state. That’s the good news.

Sept. 1 2014 11:00PM

It's time for American Jews to say thank-you to evangelicals—and to act accordingly.

Oct. 13 2013 10:05PM