The New Middle East and the Implications for Israeli-Palestinian Peace

Seminar

Speaker(s)

Larry Diamond, CDDRL

Date and Time

May 16, 2013 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Availability

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Open to Stanford faculty, students, staff, and visiting scholars.

RSVP required by 5PM May 15.

Location

CISAC Conference Room

Abstract:

For the past several years, and especially since the beginning of the "Arab Spring" in December 2010, Arab regimes have experienced sweeping processes of political decay, disintegration, reform, and revolution. While these are far from finished and clear in their impacts, they have already begun to transform the political parameters affecting peace and stability in the Middle East. The prevailing assumption is that destabilization of the neighborhood has made Israel even more reluctant to take any new initiatives or assume any new risks for a peace agreement with the Palestinians. But the changing regional parameters also generate new opportunities and especially new urgency for obtaining a two-state solution while it is still possible.

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