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HEARD LAST NIGHT -- At J Street's gala dinner honoring the group's president Jeremy Ben-Ami, Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) thanked J Street for working closely with the Obama administration to get 42 Democrats to support the Iran nuclear deal in 2015. “Two years ago, I came to J Street to thank you for ...
A Trump Doctrine for the Middle East // Martin Indyk: The region has now been Trump-branded as “a troubled place”—and one America is not particularly interested in helping. Trump's Syria Strategy Actually Makes Sense // Kori Schake: And it does not involve a commitment to change the horrible and ...

The president of the New America Foundation, Anne Marie Slaughter, tweeted that she believes that the United States, the United Kingdom, and France did “the right thing” by striking Syria. The Brookings Institution's Martin Indyk gave President Trump “three cheers” for “enforcing the line against Syrian ...
Syria Strikes: When the U.S. military, aided by Britain and France, struck three government targets in Syria on Friday, President Trump declared the three Western nations had “marshaled their righteous power against barbarism and brutality.” Yet it's not clear whether the retaliation against this month's ...
But it's wrong to suggest, as Martin Indyk concludes in The Atlantic, that the Trump administration's Middle East policy is effectively no different from President Obama's “leading from behind.” Critics are not giving Trump enough credit: He does have a strategy for Syria and the broader Middle East.
Martin Indyk, the former U.S. special envoy for Israeli-Palestinian negotiations, used the prime minister's nickname in labeling his attack on NIF a “Bibiesque/Trump-style deflection.” “He was the one to negotiate, sign, announce and then renege on the agreement on asylum-seekers. But it's not his fault.

During this time, Nader also served as a frequent go-between in informal Syrian-Israeli talks encouraged by the Clinton administration before abruptly disappearing from the Washington scene around 2000. “He was a reliable go-between, a facilitator,” Martin Indyk, who knew Nader when Indyk served as ...
The American Israel Public Affairs Committee is specifically reaching out to progressives. Steve Inskeep talks to former U.S. Ambassador to Israel Martin Indyk about the U.S.-Israel relationship. STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: Today Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses a vital group of supporters, ...
"An international conference would be a non-starter especially since everything you hear about the US peace plan is not necessarily consistent with previous UN resolutions." Martin Indyk tweets: "Abu Mazen's UNSC speech this morning was moderate in tone and gave the 2Js (Kushner and Greenblatt) ...
Former U.S. Ambassador Martin Indyk emails... “It depends what Friedman means by 'significant evacuation.' Since the vast majority of settlers live in the large settlement blocs, it would be possible to create a Palestinian state on some 94% of the West Bank and only some 20% of settlers would have to be ...
And that last statement represented the second 'game changer': In 'good old days', as Martin Indyk called it, it would have been to the US that Israel reflexively would have turned, but not this time. Israel asked President Putin to mediate. It seems that Israel believes that Mr. Putin is now the 'indispensable ...
Lawrence Bacow speaks after being introduced as the 29th president of Harvard University on Sunday, February 11, 2018, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Bill Sikes/AP. Have our people email your people. Tell your friends to sign up for the Daily Kickoff here! WIRED COVER STORY: "Inside Facebook's ...
As President-elect Donald J. Trump prepares to assume office, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has been forced onto his agenda by President Obama's decision to have the United States abstain on United Nations Security Council Resolution 2334, which condemned Israeli settlements. Mr. Trump has ...
Mehdi Hasan: Martin Indyk, your former boss, US Secretary of State John Kerry, has said that the United States can, "serve as the facilitator, the honest broker in an effort to reach a peace deal in the Middle East." But given the US supports, funds, arms Israel, the occupying power, that's nonsense, isn't it?
In the early days of his administration, President Barack Obama had a theory about Israel. “It was a wrong theory of the case,” says longtime diplomat Martin Indyk, but a theory nonetheless: If the president could put distance between the United States and Israel, then just maybe he could build up credibility ...
For a more comprehensive consideration of events in the Middle East, I recommend Martin Indyk's analysis in The Atlantic, in which he posits that the Trump administration is indeed developing its own doctrine — one that gives America an ever-diminishing role, leaving a potentially dangerous vacuum of ...
Martin Indyk on Pompeo: “Pompeo appears to have the trust of the President and, as CIA Director, managed to win the trust of the nation's spies - no easy task. He is a seasoned politician and has a record of brilliant academic achievement. He is a hard-liner to be sure but not an ideologue. He's well-suited ...

BRUSSELS — The operatic ouster of Rex Tillerson leaves a State Department angry and adrift, and a world even more confused about the management and direction of American foreign policy, hoping but not expecting that the change leads to greater coherence in Washington. The angst is being felt ...
It is worth recalling the comment of Martin Indyk, who was part of the American team under Obama: while PLO chairman Mahmoud Abbas “checked out of the negotiations," Israeli prime minister Netanyahu "moved into the zone of a possible agreement." Indyk spreads blame to both parties, but his ...
"The fact that he is the son-in-law of the President gives him a lot of cachet in the region," Martin Indyk said. "I have no doubt that he can still do his job -- and of course his aides will have access." ... Elliott Abrams said in an email he believes Kushner "will be fully capable of continuing to oversee American ...
Suffice it to mention Dennis Ross, who headed the Middle East peace teams under presidents George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton, ambassadors Martin Indyk and Dan Shapiro, and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. However, never has an adherent of such a tiny messianic minority held such a strong ...
Martin Indyk, a former US ambassador to Israel who tackled peace negotiations during the Clinton and Obama administrations, said Kushner's lost access will make his job "more difficult" but that it's "not a critical setback." "What matters to the actors out in the region more than whether he has the confidence ...


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