November 12th, 2013

Arab-Americans must embrace success over victimhood
In Print by Hussein Ibish - NOW Lebanon (Opinion) - November 12, 2013 - 1:00am

Arab-Americans must embrace success over victimhood

March 22nd

Crowdsourcing Peace
In Print by Hussein Ibish - Foreign Policy - March 21, 2013 - 12:00am


March 5th

This Is What the Challenges for Israel and Palestine Look Like
In Print by Ziad Asali - The Atlantic (Opinion) - March 5, 2013 - 1:00am

As President Obama prepares to visit Israel and Palestine later this month, he's facing a set of political and diplomatic impasses that seem virtually insurmountable. Israel and the Palestinians have never been further apart on final-status issues since formal negotiations began more than 20 years ago.

March 1st

A campaign to talk up a two-state solution
In Print by Ghaith al-Omari - The Washington Post (Opinion) - March 1, 2013 - 1:00am


November 16th, 2012

Morsi's Gaza Challenge
In Print by Hussein Ibish - The Daily Beast (Opinion) - November 16, 2012 - 1:00am

Reports that open areas near Tel Aviv or waters off its coast were struck by rockets fired from the Gaza Strip have transformed the politics and psychology of the conflict, making a major Israeli ground offensive in the Gaza Strip much more likely.

November 13th

Arab Americans Need Political Normalization
In Print by Hussein Ibish - The Daily Beast (Opinion) - November 12, 2012 - 1:00am

Following the recent election, and noting the growing influence of nontraditional power blocs such as Latinos, Arab Americans have again raised the question of how they can become politically empowered. There is only one answer: become politically "normal" Americans.

November 6th

A Memo to the US President
In Print by Hussein Ibish - NOW Lebanon (Opinion) - November 6, 2012 - 1:00am

Dear Mr. President: congratulations on winning today's election. The third debate with your esteemed opponent reflected a broad consensus on foreign policy. Both of you therefore appeared well-positioned to make any necessary course corrections, but the job is yours. US Middle East policy needs to be tweaked rather than overhauled. On most pressing issues, current policies reflect a reasonable balance between American values and interests, and the really existing options and politically plausible positions for any administration. 

November 1st

The Next US Administration and Palestine
In Print by Hussein Ibish - Al-Hayat (Opinion) - October 31, 2012 - 12:00am

Whoever wins the election, President Barack Obama or his Republican challenger Mitt Romney, will face the same fundamental problem regarding Palestine.

October 25th

Hamas Rising?
In Print by Hussein Ibish - Ynetnews (Opinion) - October 25, 2012 - 12:00am

Is everyone conspiring to undermine the Palestinian Authority and promote Hamas? This morning, in the context of yesterday's visit of the Emir of Qatar to Gaza, with his pledges of massive financial and diplomatic support, it sure looks that way. The biggest threat to the PA is a fiscal crisis originating in its quixotic U.N. membership bid of September 2012, which produced a confrontation with its main donors, particularly the United States.

American Elections Matter and the System is Open
In Print by Ziad Asali - Al-Hayat (Opinion) - October 25, 2012 - 12:00am

The silly season, the protracted multibillion dollar period of escalating frenzy leading up to US national elections, is coming to a close. All that is said or done in this season is fair if it is deemed legal. The game ends with one winner while two parties share the uneven pie of diffuse power across the nation.  The United States and its elections matter. What other countries do not know about the US system, including elections, cost them.

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