Despite leaders on both sides having expressed a desire to negotiate, recent actions by Palestine and Israel make the likelihood of a peace agreement seem dim. Brookings scholars discuss the issues, including implications for the Middle East peace process, challenges to U.S. diplomatic efforts and America’s standing in the Muslim world.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announces further peace talks at a news conference with Israel's Justice Minister Tzipi Livni (L) and Chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat (R) at the State Department in Washington (REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst).
Israel-Palestine Peace Talks: Programmed for Failure
April 11, 2014, Khaled Elgindy
Khalid Elgindy argues that the latest round of Israeli-Palestinian negotiations never had a chance—and unless the United States asks itself some tough questions, its days as peace broker are numbered.
Middle East and North Africa
Opinion | Diplomatist
March 19, 2014, Bruce Riedel
Opinion | Foreign Policy
March 2, 2014, Shibley Telhami
January 23, 2014
BIG BETS & BLACK SWANS - Memorandum to the President
January 23, 2014, Natan B. Sachs
Opinion | The Cairo Review of Global Affairs
January 22, 2014, Khaled Elgindy
January 13, 2014, Marvin Kalb
December 6, 2013
Opinion | Al-Monitor
November 29, 2013, Bruce Riedel
November 14, 2013
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