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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. Peace by Exhaustion in Ukraine
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    Peace by Exhaustion in Ukraine

    Jan 16, 2023 Shlomo Ben-Ami urges Ukrainian leaders not to give their invaders the upper hand in inevitable peace negotiations.

  2. The Price of Europe’s Expansion Fatigue
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    The Price of Europe’s Expansion Fatigue

    Dec 16, 2022 Shlomo Ben-Ami explains why the European Union's core members see no benefit in letting the Western Balkans into the club.

  3. Netanyahu’s Pyrrhic Victory
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    Netanyahu’s Pyrrhic Victory

    Nov 7, 2022 Shlomo Ben-Ami thinks the tiger of Jewish fascism that the incoming prime minister rode to power will be difficult to tame.

  4. Can Diplomacy End the Ukraine War?
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    Can Diplomacy End the Ukraine War?

    Oct 21, 2022 Shlomo Ben-Ami urges Western leaders to define an endgame that does not require Russia’s unconditional defeat.

  5. Who Is Winning the War in Ukraine?
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    Who Is Winning the War in Ukraine?

    Sep 16, 2022 Shlomo Ben-Ami argues that the United States needs to curtail defense contractors' influence over its foreign policy.

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    Utopia or Bust

    J. Bradford DeLong considers our options for both expanding and effectively slicing the proverbial economic pie.
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    Germany’s Reckoning

    Helmut K. Anheier

    Germany is now grappling with a host of difficult questions about its place in the world, the nature of its politics, and its most cherished values. For a pacifist society in a new age of conflict and war, everything must change if things are to remain the same.

    traces the contours of the country's debate, triggered by the Ukraine war, about its strategic future.
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    Preempting a Generative AI Monopoly

    Diane Coyle urges policymakers to take steps to counter the anti-competitive implications of a rapidly emerging market.
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    Japan’s Strategic Imperative

    Joseph S. Nye, Jr. sees the country doubling down on its best option for ensuring national security and regional stability.
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    China’s Savings Conundrum

    Zhang Jun explains why – and how – the country must stimulate household consumption to achieve a robust recovery.
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    The Flight of the Inflation Hawks

    Though the US Federal Reserve’s first interest-rate hike of 2023 is smaller than those that preceded it, policymakers have signaled that more increases are on the way, despite slowing price growth. But there is good reason to doubt the utility – and fear the consequences – of continued rate hikes, on both sides of the Atlantic.

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    How to Transform African Agriculture

    Safia Boly & Omid Kassiri identify four principles that could help governments across the continent boost food security.
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    Making Ukrainian Victory Possible

    Josep Borrell explains why continued military support and other forms of assistance remain critical.
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    Death or Glory in Russia

    Slavoj Žižek traces the religious and intellectual roots of the Kremlin’s increasingly morbid war propaganda.

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