Prof. Jonathan Rynhold

Prof. Jonathan Rynhold

Prof. Jonathan Rynhold

(Ph.D. London School of Economics) Specializes in Israeli-Palestinian diplomacy, the Arab-Israeli peace process, U.S.-Israel relations, Israeli politics and foreign policy, U.S. public opinion, UK-Israeli relations, and issues related to NGOs and BDS. Email: [email protected]

The Failure of the Oslo Process: Inherently Flawed or Flawed Implementation?

| June 16, 2008

Liberals argued that the Oslo process collapsed because it was not implemented properly; while Realists said that the process was flawed from the outset. Israel and the Palestinians were ripe for negotiations but not for conflict resolution because the parties remained too far apart on core issues. Attempts at integration actually made matters worse by increasing friction. The key to conflict management is not integration but physical and political separation.

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British Policy Towards the Middle East

| November 7, 2005

In the wake of its active involvement in the 2003 Iraq war, Britain’’s traditional policy of acting as a ‘bridge’ between the US and the EU in relation to Middle Eastern strategic affairs has been severely criticized by those who would like to see Britain adopting a more wholehearted European orientation. Prime Minister Blair’’s grandiose vision of ’bridging’ as securing Britain’’s position as a pivotal power at the crux of alliances and international politics is completely unrealistic.

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