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International Conflicts

Arab-Israeli Conflict

Gaza Crisis Illuminates a Grave New World

The eruption of the third Gaza war since 2008 is yet another manifestation of the growing threat posed by Islamist militants within an increasingly unstable Middle East. Read on..

The Arab Spring Descends into Islamist Winter: Implications for U.S. Policy

The “Arab Spring” uprisings have reshaped the Middle East and made it an even more hostile strategic environment in which regional security, U.S. national interests, and Western values are increasingly under attack. Read More.

Responding to the U.N. Vote for Palestinian Statehood

This resolution is linked to Palestinian efforts to obtain U.N. membership as a state and to delegitimize Israel. Read More.

Egypt’s Coup Requires a Cautious U.S. Response

Tighter strings should be attached to U.S. aid to help restore democracy and the rule of law in Egypt without undermining important U.S. national interests in fighting Islamist terrorism and safeguarding Egypt’s peace treaty with Israel. Read More.

End Hamas Hostage Strategy to Bring Peace to Gaza

After hijacking Gaza in a bloody 2007 coup, Hamas, as part of its long term strategy to destroy Israel, has now transformed Gaza into a hellish battlefield. Read More.

The Arab-Israeli conflict has been a source of instability in the Middle East since the birth of Israel in 1948.  After a series of wars, Egypt signed a peace treaty with Israel in 1979 and Jordan followed suit in 1994.  Israeli-Palestinian negotiations broke down after the 1993 Oslo accords and many Arab extremists remain committed to destroying Israel.


Experts on Arab-Israeli Conflict