Normalization with Egypt Should Be Israel’s Next Peacemaking Goal

Nov. 16 2020

While the 1979 Camp David Accords, concluded by Anwar Sadat and Menachem Begin, have proved to be one of the Jewish state’s greatest diplomatic triumphs, Egyptian-Israeli relations rarely go beyond high-level security cooperation. Hillel Frisch believes that the time might be ripe for a warming of this “cold peace.”

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More about: Abraham Accords, Camp David Accords, Egypt, Israeli Security

How the U.S. Can Get Smart about Promoting Democracy and Human Rights in the Middle East

Sept. 27 2021

Considering the current state of the region and the policy mistakes of the recent past, David Pollock and Robert Satloff outline a strategy that is “both virtuous and realistic” for defending human rights and encouraging democratization in a region plagued by autocracy, chaos, and brutality. They argue that “in the long run, more democratic, tolerant, and inclusive governments are likely to be better at defending themselves, and more reliable and effective security partners for the United States.”

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More about: Arab democracy, Human Rights, Middle East, U.S. Foreign policy