Aaron David Miller


Samuel Lewis, Man of Uncommon Judgment, Gone When We Need Him Most

By Aaron David Miller

Samuel Lewis, Man of Uncommon Judgment, Gone When We Need Him Most
Sam Lewis was not just another career diplomat, especially when it came to Israel. Aaron David Miller says America has lost a man of uncommon judgment when we need him most.Read More


Perfect Storm: Wide Gaps, Weak Leaders, Elusive Peace

By Aaron David Miller

Perfect Storm: Wide Gaps, Weak Leaders, Elusive Peace
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’s threat to withdraw from Palestinian Authority politics — an act that could have grave consequences should he make good on it — is only the tip of a large iceberg threatening to sink the very structure of Israeli-Palestinian peacemaking.Read More


Scrambled Electoral Eggs

By Aaron David Miller

Would-be peacemakers might want to wait before they start popping champagne corks in the wake of Kadima’s election victory. The outcome of the Israeli election has further complicated an already-muddled outlook for the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.Read More


Advice on the Arab-Israeli Front: Try Pursuing Peace, Just Don’t Fail

By Aaron David Miller

By January 20, President Barack Obama will, no doubt, have already received a tsunami of recommendations on what to do about the Arab-Israeli issue. At the risk of adding to the flood, let me offer up some observations gathered from almost 20 years of traveling the negotiator’s highway. Following this advice will not guarantee success, but it would give the new administration a chance to succeed.Read More


Aaron David Miller on ‘Jews and Power’

By Aaron David Miller

Aaron David Miller on ‘Jews and Power’
Domestic politics, as Bill Clinton’s national security advisor, Anthony Lake, told me when I interviewed him for my book, is like sex to the Victorians: It’s on everybody’s mind, but nobody wants to talk about it. It’s about time that we start talking about it, particularly when it involves Israel, the pro-Israeli community in America and Arab-Israeli diplomacy. Furthering American national interests in the Middle East depends on it. But this conversation must be honest and clear.Read More






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