The Israeli Prime Minister on the Abraham Accords, Economic Freedom, and the Importance of Studying History

In an extended interview by Michael Doran, Benjamin Netanyahu discusses the dangers posed by Iran to both Israel and the U.S., his historic peacemaking with Arab nations, the importance of American strength to Israel’s security and the world’s, the influence of his historian father, and what liberating the Jewish state’s economy from the bonds of socialism achieved, among other topics. (Video, 32 minutes.)

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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