Los Acuerdos de Camp David de 1978: una nueva mirada sobre cómo Egipto e Israel pasaron de la guerra a la paz

September 26, 2018

Cuando el gobernador de Georgia, Jimmy Carter, se convirtió en el 39º presidente de los Estados Unidos en 1977, tenía poca experiencia en política exterior. Varios años antes había conocido a Zbigniew Brzezinski, un profesor de la Universidad de Columbia especialista en relaciones internacionales. Brzezinski se interesó por Carter y se convirtió en el principal mentor de la política exterior del candidato. Cuando Carter asumió el cargo, la búsqueda de la paz en el Medio Oriente fue pilar central de su política El exterior.

While We Were Planning: Unexpected Developments in International Politics

September 22, 2018

How might we have to imagine the Middle East if there were a political thaw between Iran and Saudi Arabia? Could Turkey leave NATO in the near future? What would happen if security-related EU databases were successfully hacked; if South Korea were to arm itself with nuclear weapons; or if an American woman were to head the United Nations? Of course, these situations, as explored in the SWP’s latest Foresight research paper, are only hypothetical. Why address them?

On Developing a Coherent US Regional Strategy Towards Iran, and Iran’s Likely Response

September 21, 2018

The US can and should develop a coherent region-wide strategy, involving US allies including Israel, to impede Iran’s ability to continue developing in ways detrimental to the region’s security. However, Iran is proficient in the practice of using proxies and paramilitary methods, as well as in the combination of paramilitary and political struggle. Its response to a US-led strategy to contain and roll back their influence is likely to focus on these areas.

From Reckoning to Biking: Israelis Remake Yom Kippur?

September 18, 2018

One can praise the Israeli habit of Yom Kippur bicycle riding, or one can denounce it. However, one thing one cannot do is ignore it. The streets of Israel have been flooded with bike riders on Yom Kippur for quite a few years, and it has become clear that bike riding on Yom Kippur has gone mainstream.

The Oslo Process – 25 Years On

September 14, 2018

The Oslo process – started between Israel and the Palestinians 25 years ago – clearly failed to bring a resolution to the conflict and did not result in peaceful coexistence between Israelis and Palestinians. The nearly 1,600 Israeli casualties and many more thousands of wounded during this period by Palestinian terrorist and rocket attacks testify to this failure. Yitzhak Rabin’s land-for-security formula did not work.

Russia-Israel Relationship Transformed by Syria Conflict

September 11, 2018

Recent months have witnessed a warming of relations between Russia and Israel. One indicator of the trend is the frequency of high-level meetings, culminating in Prime Minister Netanyahu’s participation – as the only Western state guest – in the military parade on Red square on 9 May.

“Latin American Jews: Changing Horizons and New Challenges”

September 9, 2018

There has been a significant revitalization of Jewish life among the Jewish communities of Latin America although they are shrinking, mostly due to emigration processes. Over the course of two generations, Latin American Jewry has transformed from mostly immigrants and immigrant communities to rooted communities of locally-born citizens and, simultaneously, of emigrants and expatriates.

Twenty five years since Oslo: an insider’s account

September 7, 2018

When a leader of one country considers whether the time is ripe to commence peace negotiations with the leader of an enemy, there are two important questions that the leader must consider: Is the other leader willing to make the sacrifices necessary to attain peace? Is that leader strong enough to make those sacrifices and enforce the deal internally, that is, is he capable? The answer to both of these questions must be ‘yes.’ A willing but incapable leader is as bad for reaching a peace treaty as a capable but unwilling leader.

Turbulence in May: Israel and the Arab World as Reflected in Online Discourse

September 6, 2018

The month of May was fraught with turbulent events that began with the disclosure of Iranian nuclear documents by Israel, and continued with an Israeli air strike against Iranian missile bases in Syria, the transfer of the US embassy to Jerusalem, and the riots at the border fence with Gaza. The discourse involving users from the Arab world on social media illustrates their contradictory attitudes towards Israel, which are influenced by the respective interests guiding various groups.

Preventing a Spillover of the Iran Israel Conflict in Syria

September 5, 2018

Israel’s containment policy vis-à-vis Iran in Syria has entered a new phase of direct confrontation aimed at achieving a decisive outcome on the ground. Israeli decision-makers now see a window of opportunity to remove Iran’s long-term military presence in Syria through a combination of military and diplomatic means.

The Winding Road to the Peace Summit

September 4, 2018

Forty years ago this month, President Jimmy Carter convened the Camp David summit between Israeli and Egyptian leaders to push Arab-Israeli negotiations forward in an unprecedented and intensive manner.

Israel’s Credit Rating and National Security

September 3, 2018

S&P recently raised Israel’s credit rating to AA minus. This is a welcome development of much economic value and prestige, the result of a long process of economic improvement. From the perspective of national security, the high grade reflects Israel’s ability to grow in economic terms while simultaneously dealing with unusual security challenges.