Dennis Ross, a former special assistant to President Barack Obama, is the counselor and William Davidson Distinguished Fellow at The Washington Institute.
Articles & Testimony
America’s broad inclination toward retrenchment is unlikely to abate anytime soon, but Israeli leaders can still do much to remind Washington why basic regional stability is so essential to its interests.
The political landscape in Washington has changed. Israel’s outreach to the Democrats is vital—including to some progressives. Also required is an effortnot to bury the prospects for a two-state solution. Israel and others in the region need to adjust to the reasons why America is likely to be far more reluctant today than in the past to use force in the region. This, in turn, makes Israel’s military strength and technological prowess all the more important for her Sunni Arab neighbors...