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Dov S. Zakheim is a Senior Fellow at CNA Corp and Senior at the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Washington. Previously he served as Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) and DoD Chief Financial Officer (2001-04) and as DoD Coordinator of civilian programs in Afghanistan (2002-04). From 1985 to 1987, he was Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Planning and Resources. He sits on various corporate boards and is Vice-Chairman of both the Foreign Policy Research Institute and Center for the National Interest. He is also the author of Flight of the Lavi: Inside a US-Israeli Crisis (Brassey's 1996).

Commentary 634: UAE's Sheikh Mohammed saves the day - or does he?

31 August 2020

Donald Trump’s electoral prospects appeared to be fading away; for weeks Joe Biden was leading him in every poll. Israel’s Benjamin Netany

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Commentary 645: Other Arab states may not line up to normalize relations with Israel

15 October 2020

Having hosted a successful White House ceremony to formalize the normalization of Israel’s relations with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bah

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Commentary 653: Blocking the F-35 sale to the UAE will only help our foes and Israel’s

25 November 2020

Forty years ago, the Reagan administration sought to sell AWACS early-warning and control aircraft to Saudi Arabia, a close American ally but an unaba

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Commentary 581: America Might Not Go to War with Iran, but Israel Might

13 January 2020

While Americans are agonizing over the wisdom of killing Iranian Quds Force leader Qassim Suleimani, and debating how to respond to the likelihood of

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Commentary 584: Withdrawal from Iraq would dangerously undermine American national security

17 January 2020

Washington continues to be consumed by speculation and debate over whether the United States should retaliate against any Iranian reprisals to avenge

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Commentary 540-Bibi could win with risky gamble, but US and Israel could lose

04 March 2019

For months, Israel’s pundits predicted that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu once again would emerge the victor in the country’

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