Prof. Eytan Gilboa

Prof. Eytan Gilboa

Reassessing American Interests in the Middle East

| December 1, 2016

President-Elect Trump has serious decisions to make about the Middle East, including what to do about Syria, how to tackle Islamic State, how to take on Iran, and, of course, how to handle the perennial Israel-Palestinian problem. Trump’s margin of error is narrow, especially since Russia and Iran are likely to test his leadership and determination.


Obama and Israel: The Final Year

| February 17, 2016

Israel needs a more active and aggressive diplomatic strategy to thwart what seems to be an escalating campaign of pressure from the international community on the Palestinian issue; a campaign that President Obama can be expected to lead in his final months in office.


Hamas Cheerleaders: Professional Failures of the Western Media in Gaza

| August 13, 2014

Western media coverage of Operation Protective Edge has been marred by deep anti-Israel bias and serious failures, both professional and ethical.


The US and Iran: Pre-Negotiation Maneuvering

| February 19, 2013

The United States and Iran are trading diplomatic fire, with neither side willing to budge. Iran will continue its drive to the bomb, leaving Obama with no other choice but to take military action.


US-Israel Mixed Messages on Iran

| September 10, 2012

Israel and the US must improve their lines of communication. The US also ought to consider equipping Israel with enhanced military resources that would allow Israel to confront Iran at a later date – giving the West more time to pressure the Iranian regime.


Stopping Iran: Still Too Much Noise and Too Little Action

| February 21, 2012

Mixed messages are continuously being broadcast and international
powers remain disunited on how to halt Iran’s nuclear program. It is unsurprising then that all of this “talk” has led to no action.


Needed: A Leader in the White House

| September 13, 2011

The lack of leadership and clear policy principles evinced by the Obama White House have severely weakened America's position in the Middle East, leaving a void to be filled by hostile regional powers such as Iran.


American Public Opinion Toward Iran's Nuclear Program: Moving Towards Confrontation

| October 24, 2010

Contrary to common wisdom, an in-depth analysis of US public opinion polls shows that most Americans increasingly understand that the radical Islamic regime in Iran must be confronted; even, if necessary, with military force.


Obama’s Pressure Will Backfire

| March 25, 2010

Intense and exclusive American pressure on Israel will result in the
hardening of Arab and Palestinian positions, and will scuttle, rather than initiate, real negotiations.


Obama and Netanyahu: Idealism vs. Pragmatism

| March 18, 2009

Obama’s idealism will face harsh realities that limit his policy options,
especially with regard to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and Iran.
Obama and Netanyahu are both pragmatic leaders capable of adjusting to realities; and thus can be expected to make efforts to avoid a major confrontation.