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Dr. Alon Ben-Meir is a professor of international relations at the Center
for Global Affairs at NYU. He teaches courses on international negotiation
and Middle Eastern studies. His dedication to writing about, analyzing, and offering practical solutions to the Arab-Israeli conflict is the result of his many years of direct participation and personal experience in the Middle East. He is regularly involved in two-track diplomacy and continues to monitor closely events throughout the region.
(9 comments) SHARE Friday, August 20, 2021 Where Did We Go So Wrong In Afghanistan?
In his address to the nation, President Biden used the majority of it to try to justify the withdrawal of US forces from Afghanistan, which needed hardly any justification given that after 20 years the US has not come any closer to defeating the Taliban permanently.
(1 comments) SHARE Sunday, February 7, 2021 Time For Kosovo To Secure Its True Independence
Every Kosovar citizen should demand that each individual running for office provide a clear and comprehensive socio-economic program that will put the public on a course of economic recovery and growth.
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, December 3, 2020 Biden's Opportunity To End The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
For Biden to succeed where his predecessors failed, he must repair the severe damage that Trump has inflicted on the entire peace process and restore the Palestinians' confidence in a new negotiation that could, in fact, lead to a permanent solution. To that end, he must take specific measures before the start of the talks and establish rules of engagements to which both sides must fully subscribe to demonstrate their commitme
(3 comments) SHARE Wednesday, November 18, 2020 The Danger To Our Democracy Is The Republican Party
Our democracy is broken, as faith in our constitutional system and culture that guided us has been all but shattered. If we continue to ignore this reality, a very ominous future will await this nation.
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, October 23, 2020 Erdogan's Calamitous Authoritarianism
Turkey's President Erdogan is becoming ever more dangerous as he continues to ravage his own country and destabilize scores of states in the Middle East, the Balkans, and North Africa, while cozying up to the West's foremost advisories. Sadly, there seems to be no appetite for most EU member states to challenge Erdogan and put him on notice.
(44 comments) SHARE Friday, September 25, 2020 Trump Is Pushing The Country To The Brink Of Civil War
Trump has demonstrated beyond any doubt that he has no respect for American democracy. What the president said about remaining in power is nothing short of treasonous, and may well lead to open violence.
(6 comments) SHARE Wednesday, September 2, 2020 Time Is Running Out For The Palestinians
The Palestinians understand that their intransigence will only further undermine -- rather than help -- their prospect of establishing an independent state of their own.
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, August 14, 2020 America's Prisons Are Outrageously Unjust
Even a cursory review of our prison system reveals the outrageous inhumanity to which hundreds of thousands of prisoners, especially young adults, are subjected to. Our prison system is bewildering and most alarming.
(3 comments) SHARE Sunday, July 19, 2020 The Pandemic Of Racism In America
The rage, desperation, and determination which continue to bring tens of thousands of Americans to the streets in protest against racism and injustice hopefully will be just the beginning.
SHARE Wednesday, June 3, 2020 The Pandemic Underlines America's Ingrained Racism
It should serve as a warning to every Republican member of Congress that the murder of George Floyd and the horrifying injustice it confirmed is the poison they will have to swallow just before Election Day if they fail to act.
SHARE Friday, May 22, 2020 A Portrait Of A Ruthless Dictator
But Turkey's President Erdogan has squandered it all by putting his self-interest and blind ambition before the country. His legacy will be of one who lost his way and left a shattered country in his wake.
SHARE Tuesday, May 19, 2020 Israel And Palestinians: Architects Of Their Own Destruction
If Israel proceeds with its plans of annexation and the Palestinians continue to hold onto their dead-end position, the result is all but certain. Continuing and escalating violent conflict will rob the Palestinians of a state of their own for the foreseeable future, which will exact a heavy toll on Israel while making it a pariah state that lives by the gun
SHARE Wednesday, May 6, 2020 Trump Is The Antithesis Of American Greatness
Unless measures are taken by a new President to reverse the consequences of Trump's reckless actions and policies, they will permanently erode America's global standing, degrade our democracy, tear apart our social fabric, and compromise our constitution that held the country together for two and a half centuries.
SHARE Thursday, April 23, 2020 The Dire Consequences of Territorial Annexation
The prospect of a Palestinian uprising is a given. If Netanyahu and Gantz ignore it, it will be at their peril as they are sowing the seeds of Palestinian revolt; the question will be only when.
SHARE Friday, April 17, 2020 The War In Yemen Is A Crime Against Humanity And Islam
The proxy war that Saudi Arabia and Iran have been waging in Yemen for the past five years goes beyond the pale of human capacity for extreme cruelty and ruthlessness, and against the spirit and the letter of the Quran.
(2 comments) SHARE Saturday, April 11, 2020 Trump's Pandemic Failure: A Missed Opportunity
For a man who is a self-absorbed, power hungry narcissist who wants to be recognized as one of the greatest presidents of the United States while desperately trying to be reelected, Trump failed miserably to rise to the occasion precipitated by the unfortunate advent and spread of the coronavirus.