Yezid Sayigh is a senior fellow at the Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut, where he leads the program on Civil-Military Relations in Arab States. His work focuses on the comparative political and economic roles of Arab armed forces and nonstate actors, the impact of war on states and societies, and the politics of post-conflict reconstruction and security sector transformation in Arab transitions, and authoritarian resurgence. In early September, Diwan interviewed Sayigh to ask him about prospects for negotiations between Palestinians and Israelis, particularly in light of the Trump administration’s recent decisions to take unilateral steps with regard to the Palestinians.