The Lawfare Podcast

The Lawfare Podcast: Natan Sachs on Israeli Anti-solutionism.

By Cody M. Poplin
Saturday, December 5, 2015, 1:33 PM

The show this week features Natan Sachs, a Fellow in Foreign Policy at the Brookings Institution, who recently published an article in Foreign Affairs on anti-solutionism as strategy in the Israel-Palestine conflict.

During his conversation with Lawfare Editor-in-Chief Ben Wittes, Sachs argues that the apparent absence of a long term strategy on the Israeli Right for dealing with the Palestinians is actually better described as a belief on the part of the Israeli Right that there are currently no solutions to the challenges Israel faces. Sachs call this policy “strategic conservatism,” noting that at times it has served Israel well, and at others is has damaged the county's prospects for peace. Regardless of its effectiveness, Sachs explains that it is a philosophy U.S. policymakers need to better understand in order to make smart decisions about the problems in the Middle East.

It's the Lawfare Podcast, Episode #149: Natan Sachs on Israeli Anti-solutionism.