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2010

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November 12, 2010

"The Kosovo Model for Mideast Peace"

Op-Ed, The Providence Journal

By Nir Eisikovits and Ehud Eiran, Former Associate, International Security Program, 2010–2011; Former Research Fellow, International Security Program, 2005–2010

"...the U.N.- led negotiation about Kosovo's status failed in 2007, but the two-year process that resulted in this failure also paved the way to the outcome that many parties preferred, an independent Kosovo. The U.N.'s achievement was to put in place the basic building blocks that would make an independent Kosovo more feasible. For example, in the course of the status talks, the Kosovars agreed to guarantee certain rights to the Serb minority there, thus removing a significant hurdle for independence."

 

2009

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July 26, 2009

"What Israel Needs from Palestinians"

Op-Ed, The Providence Journal

By Nir Eisikovits and Ehud Eiran, Former Associate, International Security Program, 2010–2011; Former Research Fellow, International Security Program, 2005–2010

"The demand for recognition as articulated by Prime Minister Netanyahu leaves more to be desired. While he demanded recognition for Israel, he granted none to the Palestinians. If Israel's prime minister wanted the most basic aspects of his people's national story acknowledged, he should have reciprocated in kind."

 

 

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June 6, 2009

"The Two-State Trap in the Mideast"

Op-Ed, The Providence Journal

By Ehud Eiran, Former Associate, International Security Program, 2010–2011; Former Research Fellow, International Security Program, 2005–2010 and Nir Eisikovits

"...A weak (or even worse, a failed) Palestinian state next to Israel will most likely lead not to the end of violence, but rather to its perpetuation. This is also a dangerous dichotomy, as it does not leave room for failure despite the fact that failure may come. The Palestinian national movement is deeply divided, and the Israeli public fears — based on the lessons of the withdrawals from Lebanon and Gaza — that leaving the West Bank would compromise its security. The logical conclusion from presenting a binary map for the future — two states or war — when a two-state option is highly unlikely, is that the proposed frame has a great potential to destabilize the situation, rather than calm it.

 

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