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Matthew Duss

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Matthew Duss is president of the Foundation for Middle East Peace and a contributing writer for the Prospect. You can follow him on Twitter @mattduss.

To understand the administration's approach to negotiations with Iran, Obama's poker-playing style is instructive. Read more

America and the World

He'd like to get out of the Middle East, but the actions of ruthless enemies draw him back. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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U.S. State Department Photo

With a glimmer of success on the horizon, Obama's critics are predicting the apocalypse. Read more

America and the World

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AP Photo/Oded Balilty

How can talks succeed when, throughout the negotiations, Israel is building on the very land that would comprise a Palestinian state? Read more

America and the World

As a concept, the two-state solution is more broadly accepted than ever, even as achieving it seems more remote. Read more

America and the World

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Rex Features via AP Images

The Fatah-Hamas reconciliation agreement further complicates an already flagging peace process. Read more

America and the World

In Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, there’s no winning for John Kerry as he tries to address the troubled process.  Read more

Money, Politics and Power

The U.S. can keep talking to Iran about nukes even while pressuring them on terrorism. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

A reported deal between the countries once again reveals how American politicians who supported the Iraq invasion refuse to take responsibility for the fallout. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

The recent Scarlett Johansson/SodaStream controversy highlights the need to be clear about end goals.  Read more

Money, Politics and Power

With Israeli settler attacks on villages growing, it's becoming apparent that sovereignty isn't the only issue concerning Palestinians in peace talks.  Read more

Money, Politics and Power

… even if the foreign-policy doctrine she espouses is on the way out. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

The Secretary of State's efforts on Israeli-Palestinian peace are focused on removing reasons for either side to say no. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, Pool

The American public supports the Iran deal. Why won’t Congress? Read more

Money, Politics and Power

The deal with Iran marks a victory for a more progressive approach to foreign policy. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

Without taking Iranian leaders who stand on their country's middle ground seriously, the West is doomed to stalemate on nuclear talks. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File

Neocon mega-donor Adelson decides that nuclear fighting is definitely allowed in the donor room. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

Negotations over the county's nuclear program have been deemed fruitful by both sides, so why are GOP hardliners making trouble just when things seem to be going well? Read more

America and the World

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AP Photo/Seth Wenig

The Israeli Prime Minister seems determined to spoil the latest negotiations before they've begun. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

The leaders don't have much in common, but each is fighting at home to engage in real diplomatic talks rather than military posturing.  Read more

Money, Politics and Power