Kenneth W. Stein
The U.S. Role in Palestinian Self-Determination
Many in the Arab world and amongst Palestinian leaders believe that, for the sake of even-handedness and justice, the U.S. government, a long-time supporter of Israel’s security and existence, should have openly endorsed and urged others to vote for the proposition of Palestinian state recognition at the United Nations. Criticism of the U.S. failing to […]
Advice to the Next President About the Middle East
Ever since President Harry S. Truman addressed a joint session of Congress on March 12, 1947, asking for $400 million in economic and military assistance to block Soviet aggression into the Mediterranean region through Greece and Turkey, the U.S. has played a key role in the Middle East. Since then, more presidential doctrines have dealt […]
Palestinians at the Negotiating Table: Past Meets Present?
Since 1939, there have been more than a half dozen Middle East conferences aimed at managing or resolving portions of the Arab-Israeli conflict. The early conferences were held to: establish regional borders (San Remo 1920); rubber stamp an external power’s policy over Palestine (London 1939); end a military conflict not with treaties but with armistice […]