Anthony Rusonik

US Diplomatic Perseverance and the Survival of the Two-State Imperative

he Nobel Peace Prize laureates for 1994 in Oslo. From left to right: PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat, Israeli Foreign Minister Shimon Peres, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, cc Government Press Office, modified, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Flickr_-_Government_Press_Office_(GPO)_-_THE_NOBEL_PEACE_PRIZE_LAUREATES_FOR_1994_IN_OSLO..jpg

Washington still holds all the cards for finding a lasting solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

What the Iran Nuclear Deal Means for Israel and the Middle East

Prime_Minister_of_Israel_Benjamin_Netanyahu, cc wikicomomns Russia Presidential Press and Information Office.

Part two in a series exploring the far-ranging impacts of the Iran nuclear deal, this article responds to "A New Balance of Power in the Middle East" and examines what the deal means for Israel.

Israel and the Iran Nuclear Deal

Netanyahu, cc wikicommons

Despite Israel’s vocal opposition, genuine fear, and preemptive threats, the truth is that Jerusalem understands Iranian nuclear weapons are an eventual fait accompli.

Navigating the Charlie Hebdo Punditry Chorus

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Neither conservatives nor liberals have got it totally right in the post-Charlie Hebdo editorial space.

A Palestinian State: Elusions and Illusions of Sovereignty

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Despite the pressure, the perceptions of “fairness,” and the predictions of conflict resolution, there is a remarkable dearth of dialogue as to what a Palestinian state might in fact look like.

Med-Dead over Two-State: A Fresh Take on Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Reduction

Med-Dead Plan cc Herbert Wendt und Wieland Kelm

Of all the myths that surround the Israeli-Arab conflict, the most prominent and cherished is that the inevitable solution is a two-state framework.

Middle East Patterns Endure as the US Steps Back

Brother's Keeper Operation cc Israel Defense Force

Despite the shock of recent events, it’s not the Middle East that has changed. It’s US foreign policy.

Obama’s Middle East Policy: Rapprochement, Retrenchment or Resignation?

Obama addresses US policy on the Middle East

The Geopoliticalmonitor’s Anthony Rusonik analyzes the success of President Obama’s foreign policy in the Middle East. 

The Diplomatic Risks of Turkey’s Rhetorical Fetish

Turkish Prime Minister

Though the dust has yet to settle from airstrikes in Syria last week, Israel’s “neither conform no deny” posture has forced pundits to speculate on the intended target and whether or not the embattled Assad regime will retaliate.

Strategic Fallout from Gaza: Is it Time for Active Deterrence?

Conflict in Gaza

There  are some lessons to be learned from the most recent round in the Israel-Gaza conflict.

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