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Shlomo Ben-Ami

Shlomo Ben-Ami

Writing for PS since 2006
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Shlomo Ben-Ami, a former Israeli foreign minister, is Vice President of the Toledo International Center for Peace and the author of Prophets without Honor: The 2000 Camp David Summit and the End of the Two-State Solution (Oxford University Press, 2022).

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  1. How Will the War in Gaza End?
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    How Will the War in Gaza End?

    Feb 6, 2024 Shlomo Ben-Ami argues that a future characterized by chaos, violence, and extremism is far more likely than a stable peace.

  2. A Reprieve for Israel’s Democracy
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    A Reprieve for Israel’s Democracy

    Jan 5, 2024 Shlomo Ben-Ami highlights the significance of the Supreme Court's decision striking down the government's judicial reforms.

  3. The False Choice Between Palestinian and Jewish Liberation
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    The False Choice Between Palestinian and Jewish Liberation

    Nov 27, 2023 Shlomo Ben-Ami rejects the facile moralism of those who view the ongoing war through the narrow lens of decolonization.

  4. The West Should Avoid Nagorno-Karabakh
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    The West Should Avoid Nagorno-Karabakh

    Oct 17, 2023 Shlomo Ben-Ami explains the dynamics behind the dissolution of the ethnic-Armenian enclave in Azerbaijan.

  5. Hubris Meets Nemesis in Israel
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    Hubris Meets Nemesis in Israel

    Oct 9, 2023 Shlomo Ben-Ami places the blame for Hamas's surprise attack squarely on Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu.

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    Carbon Credits Hold the Key to Combating Deforestation

    Roselyn Fosuah Adjei explains how nature-based offsets could help reduce emissions and benefit local communities.
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    Alexei Navalny Did Not Die for Nothing

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    The Russian opposition leader faced a dilemma that all dissenters in authoritarian states must grapple with: live in exile and fade into obscurity, or confront an oppressive regime and risk imprisonment and torture. Navalny’s choice – and the price he paid for making it – will inspire dissidents for generations to come.

    highlights the crucial role of political martyrs in inspiring resistance to oppressive regimes.
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    The Submergence of Emerging Markets

    Andrés Velasco worries that major middle-income economies are facing a prolonged slowdown, jeopardizing global convergence.
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    How AI Could Reshape Medicine

    Junaid Nabi highlights the new technology’s potential to transform how we diagnose, treat, and prevent diseases.
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    Making Bretton Woods Work for Africa

    Hippolyte Fofack envisions a reformed global financial architecture that provides equal access to long-term patient capital.
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    Making Sense of Society

    Michael Spence considers why a healthy civil society is crucial to good governance and inclusive prosperity.
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    Shock Therapy Killed Navalny

    Antara Haldar argues that while Vladimir Putin bears responsibility, so do the economic policies that put him in power.
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    Putin’s Silk Road Around Sanctions

    Robin Brooks & Simon Johnson urge Europe and the G7 to stop the re-export of Western goods to Russia from Central Asia and the Caucasus.
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    To Fight Climate Change, End Fossil-Fuel Subsidies

    Günther Thallinger & Ludovic Subran urge policymakers to recognize the true costs of a policy that harms the planet and does not help the poor.

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