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Middle East Peace Negotiations

Conflict Management, Not Resolution: America's Role in Israeli-Palestinian Negotiations

Uzi Rabi | Posted 04.14.2014 | Politics
Uzi Rabi

The current round of peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians is on the brink of collapse after months of fruitless negotiations. Therefore, the American position may be shifting from resolving the conflict to simply managing it.

Secretary Clinton, Middle East Negotiations and Her Hair? Get Over It.

David Helfenbein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Helfenbein

Secretary Clinton is in the midst of probably the most intense and arguably most important diplomatic talks in years, and what are some of the newspapers writing about? The length of her hair!

Middle East Peace Talks: Getting Religion Right

Dahlia Scheindlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Dahlia Scheindlin

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is already super-saturated with religion. If only the land was a little less holy, many feel, perhaps the conflict wouldn't be so intractable. So it might seem strange to argue that the direct peace talks need to marry religious sensibilities with political realities, rather than divorce them.

Barghouti: Palestinian Terrorist or the Next Mandela?

Yermi Brenner | Posted 10.03.2011 | World
Yermi Brenner

The Palestinian political divide -- Fatah ruling West Bank, Hamas controlling Gaza -- is one of the reasons the Israeli government and public have shown very little enthusiasm to get back to the negotiating table.

Not a "New Middle East", but a Unified Western Asia

Sam Sasan Shoamanesh | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sam Sasan Shoamanesh

Geopolitics in the 21st century is shaped against the background of an increasingly globalized and still ever-competitive world, where states, perhaps as never before, can no longer thrive in isolated vacuum.