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Shlomo Ben-Ami

Shlomo Ben-Ami

Writing for PS since 2006
194 commentaries

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. 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.

  2. What Was Different About the Latest Gaza Fighting?
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    What Was Different About the Latest Gaza Fighting?

    Aug 12, 2022 Shlomo Ben-Ami assesses whether Hamas's growing pragmatism will enable the negotiation of a durable truce with Israel.

  3. Talking Peace in Ukraine
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    Talking Peace in Ukraine

    Jul 15, 2022 Shlomo Ben-Ami highlights the deepening cracks in the West's campaign against Russia.

  4. Israel's Endless Occupation
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    Israel's Endless Occupation

    Jun 17, 2022 Shlomo Ben-Ami offers a bleak assessment of peace prospects in the wake of the Jerusalem Day violence last month.

  5. Shlomo Ben-Ami on the Ukraine war, Israeli-Arab relations, Palestinian resistance, and more
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    Shlomo Ben-Ami on the Ukraine war, Israeli-Arab relations, Palestinian resistance, and more

    May 24, 2022 Shlomo Ben-Ami highlights the lessons countries like China and Iran are drawing from Vladimir Putin’s aggression, offers advice to Ukrainian peace negotiators, and considers the wisdom of Finland and Sweden's NATO membership.

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    The Key to Unlocking Africa’s Economic Potential

    Landry Signé explains why fostering trade integration and regional value chains is essential for the continent to prosper.
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    Geopolitical Davids and Goliaths

    Harold James considers lessons from smaller countries about how to wield power and influence in the twenty-first century.
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    Preparing for the Next Global Catastrophe

    José Manuel Barroso explains why global leaders must focus on creating equitable response mechanisms ahead of the next crisis.
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    Italy’s Next Government Must Tackle Climate Security

    Luca Bergamaschi shows why the country’s politicians can no longer afford to ignore a major threat to national security.
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    Europe and the New Non-Alignment

    Laurence Tubiana

    Despite the massive civilian suffering in Ukraine, many countries have been wary of taking sides, owing both to a perception of European double standards and to Russia’s leverage over energy and commodity prices. But while new geopolitical dynamics have complicated climate advocacy, they certainly haven't derailed it.

    sees both challenges and opportunities for climate policy in an era of geopolitical fragmentation.
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    The Sting of Climate Risk Is in the Tails

    Mark Cliffe thinks conventional models have overemphasized the long term at the expense of more immediate threats.
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    Should Humanities Professors Be Automated?

    Nicholas Agar considers the implications of recent successes with AI-generated academic research and writing.
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    Should Energy Companies’ Windfall Profits Be Taxed?

    Imposing a one-off tax on energy companies’ extraordinary profits might seem like a no-brainer at a time of soaring inflation, but the idea has more than a few detractors. As policymakers in a growing number of economies move ahead, we asked PS commentators whether they are right to do so.

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    The Global Necessity of American Democracy

    Javier Solana shows why the political health of the United States has become a matter of global concern.

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