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Map of East Africa and Middle East from CIA World Factbook

CIA World Factbook

Analysis & Opinions - Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Crafting an Effective United States Policy for the Middle East Post-Gaza War

| Jan. 24, 2024

It should be evident that a major reassessment of United States policy is required in the wake of Hamas’ brutal  attacks on Israelis on October 7, 2023, followed by Israel’s massive retaliation causing a major humanitarian disaster in Gaza and risking expansion of the conflict with regional consequences. There can be no going back to the status quo ante. The time has come for sober and objective reflection in Washington of what went wrong, lessons learned and how to proceed to craft a strategic approach toward the Middle East that reflects the realities on the ground while shedding past mindsets and policies that have simply failed.

A woman looks at a wall with photos of Israelis held captive

AP/Petros Giannakouris

Analysis & Opinions - Harvard Crimson

Five Harvard Experts Weigh in on War in Israel and Gaza

| Oct. 13, 2023

As the war in Israel and Gaza continues, Professor Stephen Waltf and Ambassador Edward Djerejian were two of the five Harvard faculty and affiliates with expertise in the region who spoke with The Crimson about their views on the future of the conflict.