Tag: Diplomacy

  • Israeli Politics Amid Regional Turmoil

    The Center for the National Interest is pleased to host a virtual discussion featuring two leading Israeli experts: Dan Arbell and Chuck Freilich. The event will take place on Thursday, July 18 at 10:00 a.m. EDT. As the Biden administration pushes for a lasting ceasefire in Gaza and prepares for Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s visit

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  • Debate: Should Washington Talk to Moscow Now?

    As Russia’s war in Ukraine enters its third year, the threat of a protracted stalemate looms large. With Ukraine’s summer offensive stalled, Russia’s forces digging in, and the West wavering on financial and military aid, the Biden administration now faces difficult choices. Should Washington pursue peace negotiations with Moscow now, or would such efforts be

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  • The Israel-Hamas War and Iran’s Regional Activities

    In the wake of the shocking attack against Israel by Hamas, much attention has focused on the role of Iran, given its material, financial, and rhetorical support for Hamas. What is the nature of the coordination between Iran, Hamas, and Hezbollah? How does Iran perceive its interests in this situation? Does Iran still view Hezbollah’s

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  • Is Escalation in Ukraine Inevitable?

    Six months into the war between Ukraine and Russia, neither side shows any sign of pushing for negotiations for a peaceful settlement. Instead, the United States and Europe are sending further weaponry to Ukraine, and Russia is announcing that it is expanding its territorial ambitions in the region. Moscow has made hints of further escalation,

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  • A Changed and Changing Japan

    The recent assassination of former Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe shocked Japan and its allies, but also highlighted the degree to which Japan’s position in the region and world has changed since Abe’s first premiership began in 2006. Upper house parliamentary elections in the wake of the assassination have given the ruling party a wide

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