Dennis Ross quoted in The Associated Press article, “‘Human Factor’ Gets Personal About Mideast Peace”

"[T]here’s a reason 'The Human Factor,' by Israeli filmmaker Dror Moreh, escapes what would seem a likely fate of being interesting only to policy wonks and those with a direct stake in the issue, and it has something to do with the title. It’s a reference to a line from Dennis Ross, the best-known negotiator of the bunch. "'You can’t ignore the human factor,' he says at the beginning. 'Someone who has a human touch treats someone else with respect. Someone [...]

2021-05-03T00:00:17-04:00May 3, 2021|Geopolitical Perspectives|

Dennis Ross writes in The Washington Post: “For Diplomacy to Work, Iran Must Understand That It Cannot Overplay Its Hand”

"If there was any doubt that Iran wants and needs sanctions relief, it was removed on April 11. Rather than using what seemed like Israeli sabotage at Natanz, Iran’s largest uranium enrichment site, as pretext to walk away from the talks in Vienna — as many argued they would — the Iranians remain engaged with the British, French, Germans, Russians and Chinese, who are acting as mediators between the Islamic republic and the United States. There was no disruption of the [...]

2021-04-26T14:30:54-04:00April 26, 2021|Geopolitical Perspectives|

Dennis Ross quoted in The Jerusalem Post article, “How Will the Natanz Incident Affect Iran’s Vienna Negotiations?”

"Ambassador Dennis Ross, a distinguished fellow at The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, told the Post that the incident in Natanz won’t change the Iranian desire to get sanctions lifted. 'It may reduce the sense of urgency on the part of the Biden administration to restore the JCPOA (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action) lest the Iranian break-out time continues to be reduced,' said Ross. 'Thus, the disruption of the Iranian effort to produce and install more advanced centrifuges reduces the [...]

2021-04-14T20:53:47-04:00April 14, 2021|Geopolitical Perspectives|

Dennis Ross quoted in Politico article, “Joe Biden Is Not Planning to Solve the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict”

"But the Trump administration did help orchestrate one breakthrough that some Mideast hands say could help salvage the two-state ideal: agreements between Israel and some Arab states to normalize their diplomatic relations. The so-called Abraham Accords could be expanded to cover other Arab countries currently at odds with Israel, said Dennis Ross, a longtime Mideast peace negotiator who has worked for multiple administrations. "Some Arab countries, such as Saudi Arabia, could offer to normalize their relations with Israel in exchange for [...]

2021-04-06T18:36:12-04:00April 6, 2021|Geopolitical Perspectives|

Dennis Ross quoted in The Jerusalem Post article, “Were Reports of a Jordanian Coup a Wake-up Call For Israel?”

"'We should always be concerned about what happens in Jordan,' said former US negotiator Dennis Ross, who served during the Obama, Clinton and Bush administrations. 'Jordan’s position has been pivotal and its stability is essential.' "If Israel can’t count on Jordan to maintain security along that border, then that changes the country’s entire military strategy, said Ross, who is a distinguished fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy…" Read the full article here: Full Article

2021-04-06T08:22:14-04:00April 6, 2021|Geopolitical Perspectives|

Dennis Ross quoted in Fox News article, “Biden’s Release of Report on Khashoggi Killing Shows Difference From Trump’s Approach, Experts Say”

"Washington Institute experts Dennis Ross and Robert Satloff say an 'interests-oriented, not values-oriented, posture toward the kingdom' can no longer be the policy. The U.S. will continue its diplomatic alliance with Saudi Arabia, but this relationship will be different..." Read the full article here: Full Article

2021-03-02T00:00:33-05:00March 2, 2021|Geopolitical Perspectives|

Dennis Ross quoted in The Jerusalem Post article, “Netanyahu: Peace with UAE Won’t Be Harmed by F-35 Freeze”

"Ambassador Dennis Ross, William Davidson Distinguished Fellow at The Washington Institute, told The Jerusalem Post that 'it is fairly typical of new administrations to review big arms sales that its predecessors have committed to doing.' "'Reagan, for example, reviewed the Carter administration decision to provide AWACS to Saudi Arabia, and then proceeded to make the sale. It looked at the need and the justification for the sale and then went ahead with the deal.' "'It allows the administration to make clear [...]

2021-03-29T01:05:23-04:00January 28, 2021|Cybersecurity & Defense|

Dennis Ross interviewed on Fresh Air program, “New Documentary Offers an Inside Look at ‘90s Middle East Peace Negotiations”

"One of the most interesting things about Yitzhak Rabin is that he evolves as a person. He evolves as someone who sees what Israel needs. And one of the things that always characterized him was his complete commitment and devotion to the IDF. He built it, the Israeli Defense Forces. He built it as an institution. He kind of took an oath to himself after the war of independence in 1948 that he would never again let the army be as [...]

2021-03-29T00:58:54-04:00January 26, 2021|Geopolitical Perspectives|

Dennis Ross writes in The Washington Post: “Biden Doesn’t Need to Rush Back into the Iran Nuclear Deal to Defuse Tensions”

"Iran has resumed enriching uranium to 20 percent in its secretive Fordow facility, which is literally built inside a mountain. Enrichment to this level puts Iran in a position where getting to weapons grade fissile material is not a big leap. It is certainly the most problematic of all the Iranian breaches of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the Iran nuclear deal. "Why is this happening now? Iran has clearly decided to build pressure on the incoming Biden administration, [...]

2021-01-22T13:18:54-05:00January 19, 2021|Geopolitical Perspectives|

Dennis Ross quoted in Bloomberg article, “Senate Rejects Resolutions Seeking to Block F-35 Sale to UAE”

"Biden spokesman Ned Price declined to comment on the resolutions. But Dennis Ross, a former U.S. Mideast peace negotiator now with the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, said the incoming president would likely be in favor of the deal going through..." Read the full article here: Full Article

2020-12-16T15:36:21-05:00December 9, 2020|Geopolitical Perspectives|
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