US Mediated Peace Talks
Not the first time…
Probably not the last time..
What is the appropriate role for the US?
What steps would be best for the US to take?
A window on the US
-Examining this case is a useful window on US foreign policy-making, tactics and techniques available to
the US and constraints on what the US can do- or achieve
What can the president do? Should do?
What role does congress play?
How much influence do interest groups exert on the process?
Recognize that there are unusual features about Israel/Palestine.
High levels of press attention
Much concern by domestic and int’l audienc
Unstable neighborhood (with oil)
State vs. non-or not-quite-a-state actors.