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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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June 1, 2010

"End the Siege, but Keep Arms Out"

Op-Ed, New York Times, Room for Debate: A Running Commentary on the News

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

"Israel is a world expert in border control. It can ease the suffering in Gaza, while deploying effective strategies, technologies and alliances (most of all, with Egypt) to maintain low levels of arms imports into Gaza. Any other route would not only be morally difficult; it would fail to serve Israel's strategic goals."

 

 

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Winter 2009

"Politics and the 2005 Gaza and North West Bank Compensation and Assistance Facility"

Journal Article, Harvard Negotiation Law Review, volume 14

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

This paper explores and analyzes the claims and assistance facility created by Israel in order to compensate and aid these relocated settlers, and makes two contributions. First, it investigates the structural features of the claims and assistance facility. Second, it explores the effect of politics on the development, construction, and implementation of the facility. Rather than creating, as in most facilities, a mechanism to redress an injury already suffered, the Israeli government developed ted a compensation mechanism for a future injury that the government itself was about to cause. This situation contributed to the politicization of the facility and put the settlers in the impossible position of wanting to prevent the injury in the first place, while still having adequate compensation should the injury be unstoppable.

 

 

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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.

 

 

November 26, 2008

"In the Name of Peace, Israelis and Palestinians Should Become European"

Op-Ed, Christian Science Monitor

By Richard N. Rosecrance, Adjunct Professor; International Security Program; Director, Project on U.S.-China Relations and Ehud Eiran, Former Associate, International Security Program, 2010–2011; Former Research Fellow, International Security Program, 2005–2010

"...The dual identity of a supranational entity comprised of peaceful national states holds the answer for both sides' most profound concerns. For Israelis, EU membership offers physical security and permanent legitimacy. For Palestinians, membership means a territorial settlement, including a return, of sorts, of their lands through the new joint European source of security and authority over them."

 

 

May 2007

The Essence of Longing: General Erez Gerstein and the War in Lebanon

Book

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

The Essence of Longing goes beyond Gerstein's biography and a detailing  of the operations he led: It is also the story of Israel's counter insurgency wars in Lebanon in the 1980s and 1990s and the tale of the generation that fought there and leads the Israel Defense forces today.

 

 

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

 

 

Winter 2006

"Barriers to Progress at the Negotiation Table: Internal Conflicts among Israelis and among Palestinians"

Journal Article, Nevada Law Journal, volume 6

By Robert H. Mnookin, Ehud Eiran, Former Associate, International Security Program, 2010–2011; Former Research Fellow, International Security Program, 2005–2010 and Sreemati Mitter, Ernest May Fellow in History and Policy/International Security Program

 

 

May 2005

"Discord 'Behind the Table': The Internal Conflict Among Israeli Jews Concerning the Future of Settlements in the West Bank and Gaza"

Journal Article, Journal of Dispute Resolution, issue 1, volume 2005

By Robert H. Mnookin and Ehud Eiran, Former Associate, International Security Program, 2010–2011; Former Research Fellow, International Security Program, 2005–2010

 

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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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