Michael Eisenstadt

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Michael Eisenstadt and David Pollock

Critics of the U.S.-Israeli relationship overlook the substantial benefits it affords the United States, from advanced military technology to lucrative business ventures. They also overstate its costs, which have been limited.

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Michael Eisenstadt

Iraq is plagued by political gridlock and an uptick in violence. To keep the country from dangerous collapse, Washington may have to maintain a military presence in Iraq while pushing leaders in Baghdad toward national reconciliation and political accountability.