In Attempting to Solve the Israel-Palestinian Conflict, Less Is Usually More

Like his predecessors, President Trump aspires to bring peace between Israel and the Palestinians, and his administration is reportedly working on a proposal for renewed negotiations. Peter Berkowitz argues that the White House—not to mention the Israelis and Palestinians themselves—can achieve the most by setting its sights low. He suggests that Washington instead look to the recent suggestions of the Israeli scholar Micah Goodman:

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More about: Donald Trump, Israel & Zionism, Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, U.S. Foreign policy, West Bank

If the U.S. Doesn’t Stand Firm, It Will Face an Empowered Iran with Nuclear Weapons

In Vienna this week, negotiations continue between Washington and Tehran over how to reinstate the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), which aimed to restrict the Islamic Republic’s ability to develop the technology necessary for producing atomic bombs. Jacob Nagel and Mark Dubowitz explain the risks of a bad deal:

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More about: Iran, Iran nuclear program, U.S. Foreign policy