Books by Dennis Ross

Released: Sept. 3, 2019

"Solid historical guidance for policymakers and students of the Israeli-Palestinian conundrum."
Profiles in leadership spotlighting four towering figures in Israeli history who took great "risks for an elusive peace"—and why those qualities are needed in our current time. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"Ross provides a learned, wise template for understanding the long-term relationship between two countries tethered to one another out of shared self-interest and geopolitical necessity and yet with sometimes-conflicting senses of the way forward."
A history of the sometimes-fraught, occasionally tense, but always essential relationship between the United States and Israel. Read full book review >
Released: June 15, 2009

"Though mostly addressed to the inside-the-Beltway crowd, Ross and Makovsky's book merits wider attention—and is sure to tick off certain readers in Tehran, Damascus and perhaps Tel Aviv."
Bush I and Clinton peace negotiator Ross (Statecraft and How to Restore America's Standing in the World, 2007, etc.) and journalist Makovsky (Making Peace With the PLO: The Rabin Government's Road to the Oslo Accord, 1995) seek to correct some fallacies about the Middle East. Read full book review >
Released: June 1, 2007

"Brimming with important ideas, well-organized and well-argued, but lacking the stylistic polish and panache that would attract a wider readership."
A former Middle East envoy for the Bush I and Clinton administrations argues that the current President Bush's team has abandoned "statecraft" in favor of lecturing, posturing, bullying and bombing, thereby making the world a far more dangerous place. Read full book review >
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"Though tedious—and aptly so—Ross's study does much to explain why the Oslo Accords have never taken. In this respect alone, it's an important addition to the literature of the Middle East conflict."
Why can't Palestinians and Israelis just get along? Read full book review >