September 2011 may have been a tipping point in the decline of U.S. power and influence, with a possible global realignment to follow. America’s waning influence in military arenas, diplomatic forums, and economic spheres has already created power vacuums and adventurism. The stage may be set for even more dramatic upheavals, with Islamists in Turkey and the Arab Spring countries jostling with a declining Europe, an expansionist Iran, and a resurgent Russia and China.
Increasingly isolated and besieged, Israel must now create a place for itself in the new international order in the face of international hostility. September involved attacks on sovereign Israeli territory in Egypt, the reconvening of the anti-Semitic Durban 3 conference at the UN, the effective abrogation of Oslo by the Palestinians with their announcement they would go to the General Assembly rather than negotiate borders with Israel, and increasing terrorism. A new war in the coming months is not impossible.
New analysis and thinking, for a new world, is urgently needed. Children of Jewish Holocaust Survivors hosts an expert panel on what diplomatic, military, and geostrategic threats Israel may face in the coming months, and how the Jewish State will likely have to adapt to survive them.
Rick Richman – Beyond the Two-State Non-Solution: One State, Three States, or No State
Rick Richman edits “Jewish Current Issues.” His articles and posts have appeared in American Thinker, Commentary Magazine, Contentions, The Jewish Journal, The Jewish Press, The New York Sun, and Pajamas Media.
J.E. Dyer – Beyond the Pax Americana: Israeli Security Issues in a Less Secure World
J.E. Dyer is a retired Naval officer living in the Inland Empire. She has written for Hot Air, Commentary, The Weekly Standard, and her own blog, The Optimistic Conservative. She is writing a book on the Reagan strategy in the Cold War.
Omri Ceren – Beyond Assurances: The US-Israel Alliance After Obama, US Diplomacy After the Arab Spring
Omri Ceren blogs for Commentary Magazine’s Contentions blog and his own blog Mere Rhetoric. His articles and posts have appeared in the Jerusalem Post, the LA Jewish Journal, the Pittsburgh Jewish Journal, and Commentary Magazine, and his investigative journalism has been cited by the Associated Press, Reuters, the New York Times, CNN, and the BBC.
Avi Bell – Beyond the UN: The Shape of Lawfare to Come
Professor Avi Bell holds multiple degrees from Harvard and the University of Chicago, clerked for the Supreme Court of Israel, and has taught courses on the laws of war and the legal aspects of the Arab-Israeli conflict. He is a professor at Bar Ilan University Faculty of Law as well as the University of San Diego Law School.