Prof. Eytan Gilboa

Prof. Eytan Gilboa

Prof. Eytan Gilboa

(Ph.D. Harvard) Expert on American-Israeli relations, U.S. policy in the Middle East, American and Israeli politics, public opinion, international communication, and public diplomacy. Email: [email protected]

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.

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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.

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US Strategy in the Middle East: Effects of the 2006 Congressional Elections and the Baker-Hamilton Report

| November 19, 2006

The Bush Administration is under enormous pressure to dramatically alter US strategy in the Middle East during its remaining two years. This pressure stems from the repeated failures to achieve US goals in Iraq; the role that Iraq played in the Democratic victory in recent Congressional elections; the overwhelming public criticism and opposition to the war; and the party politics related to the 2008 Presidential and Congressional elections. A drastic shift in policy will be difficult, as it would contradict Bush’s concern for his place in history.

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American-Israeli Relations in Bush’s Second Term

| January 25, 2005

The global war on terrorism will continue to dominate American foreign policy and the attitudes toward Israel and the Arab-Israeli conflict. Bush is likely to focus on the situation in Iraq and the determination of Iran to acquire nuclear weapons. However, changes in the Palestinian and the Israeli governments have created opportunities for achieving two principal goals of the global war against terrorism.

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