Middle East Watch
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December 2019


Stephen M. Walt

Stephen M. Walt is the Robert and Renée Belfer Professor of International Affairs at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government


Articles by this author

  • Iran contrary

    Thursday 16 April 2009
    Here’s what our Secretary of State had to say about a certain prominent "rogue state": "[Tehran’s] present state of mind is a combination of aggressive arrogance and obsessions of its own making. There are doubtless many reasons, cultural, historical, political, for this state of mind. . . . I would be inclined, however, to advance the view that a country whose behavior is as violent, irascible, unyielding, and hostile as that of . . . [Iran] is led by leaders whose view of the world (...) continue continue
  • Can the United States put pressure on Israel?: A user’s guide

    Thursday 16 April 2009
    Presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and now Barack Obama have all publicly stated that the United States seeks a "two-state" solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. In other words, the United States supports the creation of a viable Palestinian state in virtually all of the West Bank and Gaza. The new Israeli government led by Benjamin Netanyahu opposes this goal, and Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman has already said that he does not think Israel is bound by its recent (...) continue continue

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