Marwan Muasher is vice president for studies at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where he oversees research in Washington and Beirut on the Middle East. Muasher has served as Jordan’s foreign minister (2002–2004) and deputy prime minister (2004–2005). Muasher was one of the coauthors of a recent Carnegie paper titled “Breaking the Israel-Palestine Status Quo.” Diwan interviewed him on May 17 to get his perspective on the ongoing conflict in Gaza as well as the tensions between Palestinians who live within Israel’s 1948 borders and the country’s Jewish population.