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Strange State of Palestinian Conflict Could Produce Unexpected Results

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 07.03.2012 | World
Daoud Kuttab

The Palestinian conflict is going through one of its strangest stages these days. So much is going against Palestine, yet so much is going for it.

Did Hamas Cave-in for Practical or Financial Reasons or Both?

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 04.19.2012 | World
Daoud Kuttab

While the agreement in Doha was not the first public display of reconciliation between leaders of the largest Palestinian factions, many felt that this time, the agreement was for real. Why?

The King of Jordan and Palestine

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 01.23.2012 | World
Daoud Kuttab

"Ziara azima" (fabulous visit). This was the description Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas gave to the unexpected visit King Abdullah made to the headquarters of the Palestinian Authority in Ramallah.

The Arab Spring and Pluralism

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 08.09.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

Questioning the PLO's current configuration, many Palestinians are now talking publicly about the need to create new political parties different in structure, ideology and working procedures from the present set of nationalist or Islamic factions.

Mahmoud Abbas: Mr. Consistency

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 07.12.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

While Western leaders have warmed up to Abbas and have been pleased with his consistency and demeanor, the Israelis neither recognized nor rewarded Abbas for this consistency and honesty.

Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Ayalon: "Don't Let Islamists Hijack the Arab Uprisings"

Elisabeth Braw | Posted 05.29.2012 | World
Elisabeth Braw

Israel is worried. The protests have already led to the ouster of Hosni Mubarak, Israel's closest Arab ally. I met Israel's Deputy Foreign Minister, Danny Ayalon, for an exclusive interview at his office in Jerusalem.

Palestinian Prime Minister Fayyad: 'An Independent Palestine Is in Israel's Interest'

Elisabeth Braw | Posted 05.29.2012 | World
Elisabeth Braw

Fayyad is building an unofficial Palestine that he hopes will show the world that Palestinians can govern themselves -- and do so peacefully.

The Successes of Palestinian Authority Institution Building

Ziad J. Asali, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ziad J. Asali, M.D.

It is remarkable that the most successful and wide-ranging Arab reform program should happen in the most unlikely locale.

A New Path to the Two-State Solution

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hoyt Hilsman

It won't be all smooth sailing, but economic progress on the West Bank may undercut those who advocate violence and confrontation, as more and more Palestinians and Israelis see a sliver of hope for the future.

US, Israel and Palestinians in Tripartite Talks, but Will They Succeed?

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

Much of the success or failure of the direct Israeli-Palestinian talks will depend on the role of the international community in general and on the American position in particular.

Fighting for a culture of enlightenment in Palestine and beyond

Ziad J. Asali, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Ziad J. Asali, M.D.

Last week signaled the rolling launch of an effort to fundamentally reform the Palestinian education sector. This reform effort is taking place in the...

A Peaceful Strategy for Palestinian Independence

Ziad J. Asali, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ziad J. Asali, M.D.

The development by Palestinians of an integrated peaceful strategy for achieving independence is in the interests of all parties, including Israel and the US.

Elections (Local) In Palestine Again

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

With parliamentary and presidential elections indefinitely postponed, this will be the only measure of the attitude of the Palestinians towards the Abbas-Fayyad policies.

The Obama Parameters: Publicly Endorse Fayyad's Statehood Plan

Fadi Elsalameen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Fadi Elsalameen

Americans have to give us a clear sense of what it is they can support in negotiations with Israel. We can't jump into negotiations without knowing what it is we are going to negotiate.

Weekly Foreign Affairs Roundup

Christopher Herbert and Victoria Kataoka | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Christopher Herbert and Victoria Kataoka

The Week's Top Stories in Foreign Affairs:Pakistan: Yet Another Path to Failure Facts: Pakistan's government arrests hundreds of "dissidents" includin...