Fawaz A. Gerges

Fawaz A. Gerges, Professor of International Relations and Middle Eastern Politics at the London School of Economics and Political Science, is author of the forthcoming “The Hundred Years’ War for Control of the Middle East” (Princeton University Press, 2021). Copyright: Project Syndicate

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Israeli tail wags US dog

Given the asymmetry of power between the two, one would expect the US, which furnishes Israel with $3.8 billion a year in military aid, to set the ground rules for their relations. Yet in Israel’s case, the reverse is true — it is the tail that wags the dog.

May 23, 2021