Israeli-Palestinian issues may be the least of President Bush’s worries on a presidential trip meant to bolster the Annapolis peace process.
CFR experts offer their analysis of the proceedings at the Mideast peace conference in Annapolis, Maryland.
Martin S. Indyk, a Mideast expert and former diplomat, expresses disappointment at the lack of specifics in President Bush’s comments at the Annapolis conference.
The Bush administration is convening a conference in Annapolis to try to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Skeptics, however, abound.
Political analyst David Makovsky says chances for success by Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice in putting together a package that warrants holding a Middle East conference remain uncertain.
Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Aboul Gheit speaks about the stability and foreign policy of the region,
Tony Blair, in his new role as Middle East special diplomatic envoy, seeks to set the region’s economy on its feet. With problems abounding, it’s a tall task.
A year after Israeli operations against Hezbollah and Hamas shook the region, the consequences appear grim, though peace initiatives are trying to coalesce.
Nathan J. Brown, an expert on Arab and Palestinian politics, says despite the major split in Palestinian ranks between Fatah and Hamas, it is “unlikely in the extreme” that some kind of peace arrangement can be worked out between Israel and the Fatah faction led by President Mahmoud Abbas.
Special operations play a critical role in how the United States confronts irregular threats, but to have long-term strategic impact, the author argues, numerous shortfalls must be addressed.
The author analyzes the potentially serious consequences, both at home and abroad, of a lightly overseen drone program and makes recommendations for improving its governance.
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