Tuesday, August 4, 2009

What to Read on the Middle East Peace Process

a recommendation of Foreign Affairs.

The list is extremely limited, even it is about thousand of pages. The diplomatic insights are valuable, because are offering the background and explanation for many failures and differences of rhythms, from an American administration to another.
Trying to find or think about solutions to a conflict is foremost a matter of knowledge. And, in order to understand you need to build a certain familiarity with the issue: to know the history or the histories of the place - when it is about a conflict, it is often "my history" vs. "your history" - the biographies of the main actors, in order to have an insight of their decisions, to read the documents and of course, to have a direct contact with the people from the area, those directly affected by wars and political decisions.

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