Aaron David Miller
The Peace Process
How to Turn the “Ultimate Deal” into the Ultimate Failure: Ignore the Past

Three lessons the Trump Administration must learn if it wants to avoid a costly and embarrassing failure.

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2017 and Beyond
US Democracy Promotion: Aim Lower

An effective foreign policy requires us to temper our ambitions and act with restraint.

Iran and the Bomb
Why the U.S. Can’t Ride the Iranian Tiger

If the Obama administration thinks it can use a nuclear deal to domesticate Iran, it should think again.

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The Saudi Summit
Why Obama Won’t Give (or Get) Much in Saudi Arabia

President Obama will have his hands full in Riyadh later this week working with the Saudis in light of recent policy differences. Unlike Lehman Brothers, however, the U.S.-Saudi relationship really is too big to fail.

Don't Do Anything Damn Foolish

A veteran State Department negotiator assesses peace prospects.

Something New Under the Sun

Shlomo Ben-Ami has done something remarkable, says a veteran U.S. Middle East Diplomat: He’s said something new.

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