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Daniel Kurtzer
The Middle East Peace Process
Deep in a Hole

There is no “Plan B” for the Israelis and Palestinians.

The Middle East
Can the Egyptian-American Relationship Be “Reinvented”?

A strong U.S.-Egyptian relationship is necessary for the United States to achieve its many objectives in the Middle East. And permanent estrangement, which looks increasingly likely, is not a foregone conclusion.

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Don’t Do It, Mr. Secretary

John Kerry’s laudable attempts at restarting the Mideast peace process appear to be in trouble. Releasing Jonathan Pollard in order to keep them limping along would be a mistake.

Behind the Settlements

West Bank settlements hollow out respect for the law in the State of Israel, argues a former U.S. Ambassador.

Intifada III

Bloody times ahead, again, for Israel and the Palestinians.

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Why We Can't Have Nice Things

An expert working on the project cautions the MTA may miss its next deadline.

Higher Ed Shake Up

New low-cost programs are carving out a critical space in the U.S. higher education system.


Hint: it isn’t pretty.

Blue Model Blues

Kicking the can down the road is turning into a hobby for PA lawmakers.

Xi who must be obeyed

The Chinese President’s new status as “core” leader will strengthen his hand, but rifts remain within the Party.

Deal or No Deal

The answer isn’t straightforward, and it’s likely to be decided by our next president.

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