Tag: Dennis Ross

Dennis Ross writes with David Makovsky in The Washington Post: “Trump’s Peace Plan Won’t Have A Chance Unless Israel Shows Restraint on Annexation”

“The Trump administration has now unveiled its Mideast peace plan. While we should expect plenty of debate about its terms, which represent a sharp departure from past U.S. peacemaking efforts, another development has essentially pushed the plan into the background. Israeli officials have announced that they plan to annex all …

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Dennis Ross writes with Dana Stroul in Foreign Policy: “The United States Can Offer the People of Lebanon and Iraq Something Tehran Can’t”

“Protests and upheaval are sweeping Iraq and Lebanon. The wrath of demonstrators in the streets is being directed against their own political classes and at Iran’s government. Citizens in Lebanon and Iraq are not only fed up with economic mismanagement, ineffective governance, and entrenched corruption of political elites at home, …

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Dennis Ross quoted in The New York Times article, “Netanyahu and Pompeo Seek Heightened Pressure on Iran in Wake of Violent Protests”

“Dennis Ross, who helped negotiate earlier peace efforts between Israel and the Palestinians during the Clinton administration, said the United States already has robust military agreements with Israel. “He predicted the Pentagon would be reluctant to support a formal treaty now — in part because it could be seen as …

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Dennis Ross quoted in The Washington Post article, “Trump Administration Says Israel’s West Bank Settlements Do Not Violate International Law”

“‘I’m mystified by the timing,’ said Dennis Ross, who played a lead role in shaping Middle East policy under several administrations from Reagan to Obama. ‘If you were still interested in presenting the Trump peace plan, you wouldn’t want to do something that puts key Arab leaders… in a position …

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Dennis Ross writes in The Hill: “Trump’s Aversion to Alliances Is Making the World A More Dangerous Place”

“Donald Trump does not like alliances. Inevitably, they require obligation and commitments and don’t fit his idea of narrow transactions that serve our interests temporarily. Like Sen. William Borah (R-Idaho) and the ‘belligerent isolationists’ of the 1920s and 1930s, President Trump sees no need for allies and does not want …

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