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Ehud Eiran

Former Associate, International Security Program, 2010–2011; Former Research Fellow, International Security Program, 2005–2010

 

 

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March 18, 2011

"What Makes Alliances Last"

Op-Ed, Haaretz

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

"...[W]e cannot rest on our laurels. Just as our non-democratic neighbors may become more democratic, we risk becoming less so. A host of legislative measures, attacks on academics in universities, and openly discriminatory calls by religious and political leaders suggest that our commitment to an open society that respects minority rights may be weakening."

 

 

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June 5, 2010

"Lost Tribe"

Op-Ed, Newsweek

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

"Actions like the killings aboard the Gaza aid ship do nothing to ameliorate this situation; they only create new sources of resistance. The blockade that brought about the flotilla is dehumanizing, barely justified on security grounds. It is imposed against the same people who hold the key to our legitimacy, at least in the eyes of the millions of Arabs who surround us. The killing of several Turks deeply corrodes Israel's relationship with Ankara, the only capital in the region that did not wait for Palestinian approval to engage in a meaningful relationship with the Jewish state. Wide international condemnation has already slowed efforts at the United Nations to tighten sanctions on Iran. How long can our modern-day Sparta live by its sword, when the sword creates new difficulties?"

 

 

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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.

 

 

May 2007

"Lords of the Earth? The 2005 Disengagement and the Israeli Settlement Project"

Book Chapter

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

"A persuasive set of comparative essays that move us beyond the inaccurate sui generis claims routinely applied to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict."—Prof. Thomas G. Weiss, Director, Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies, The CUNY Graduate Center

 

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March 18, 2011

"What Makes Alliances Last"

Op-Ed, Haaretz

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

"...[W]e cannot rest on our laurels. Just as our non-democratic neighbors may become more democratic, we risk becoming less so. A host of legislative measures, attacks on academics in universities, and openly discriminatory calls by religious and political leaders suggest that our commitment to an open society that respects minority rights may be weakening."

 

 

AP Photo

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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July 11, 2014

"The 'Price' of Radical Flanks and the Conflict in Gaza"

Op-Ed, Washington Post, Monkey Cage Blog

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

"...[A]lthough the leaderships of Israel and the Palestinians did not order these killings, it also true that these attacks are symptoms of a broader phenomenon: Radical flank groups that are willing to take risks to capture territory or coerce the enemy to the (potential) benefit of their movements, but whose extreme rhetoric and actions can also blacken their reputation and chain-gang them into undesirable conflicts."

 

 

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March 18, 2011

"What Makes Alliances Last"

Op-Ed, Haaretz

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

"...[W]e cannot rest on our laurels. Just as our non-democratic neighbors may become more democratic, we risk becoming less so. A host of legislative measures, attacks on academics in universities, and openly discriminatory calls by religious and political leaders suggest that our commitment to an open society that respects minority rights may be weakening."

 

 

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Winter 2010

"Explaining the Settlement Project: We Know More, But What More Should We Know?"

Journal Article, Israel Studies Forum, issue 2, volume 25

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

"...the settlement project was a secondary issue on the overly packed agenda of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Indeed, compared to the matters that have weighed on the relationship over the years, such as the decades-long mutual non-recognition, the settlement issue was perceived as a subset of the future borders demarcation question. This situation is no longer the case."

 

 

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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."

 

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