December 06, 2017

The Selfish Motive Behind Trump’s Jerusalem Decision

By Ilan Goldenberg

Trump’s decision was all about placating his base. There is no other strategic rationale for taking this step now.

  • Commentary
    • The Washington Post
    • July 2, 2020
    Recognizing the state of Palestine is the only appropriate response to Israeli annexation

    The Israeli government may begin taking steps toward unilaterally annexing portions of the West Bank soon. This move would present a grave threat to any possibility of a futur...

    By Ilan Goldenberg

  • Commentary
    • The Forward
    • June 26, 2020
    The U.S. greenlighting annexation is a greenlight for China’s abuses

    Across the sea from America, a leader who has been in power for more than a decade is laying the groundwork for a land grab. His military was always capable of imposing its wi...

    By ​Coby Goldberg

  • Commentary
    • Defense News
    • April 23, 2020
    How the US can learn from Israel to counter Iran

    During the COVID-19 crisis, one would have thought the United States and Iran would find ways to reduce tensions. Instead the Trump administration refuses to relax sanctions i...

    By Ilan Goldenberg & Kaleigh Thomas

  • Reports
    • April 14, 2020
    Countering Iran in the Gray Zone

    American freedom of action to strike Iranian targets in the gray zone may be greater than previously assessed, if U.S. policymakers are willing and able to replicate at least ...

    By Ilan Goldenberg, Nicholas Heras, Kaleigh Thomas & Jennie Matuschak

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