In an interview, Marwan Muasher explains what the current conflict between Israelis and Palestinians means.
Centering rights and human security will not only help create the conditions needed to achieve a durable political solution but also promote U.S. interests abroad.
Rights and human security for Palestinians and Israelis must be prioritized over resuming pointless peace talks.
Once the Palestinian Legislative Council is elected, important questions will impose themselves on all sides.
A new U.S. approach should prioritize protecting the rights and human security of Palestinians and Israelis over maintaining a peace process and attempting short-term fixes.
External pressure has never been effective in forcing the parties to abandon their core principles. Only a negotiated two-state solution has the potential to satisfy both sides.
The United States can play an important mediating role in conflicts, but it's only truly effective when the parties own their negotiations and engage with one another based on their own interests and motives.
A rights-based approach to Israeli-Palestinian peacemaking must be balanced with the national interests of the United States, as well as those of the parties themselves.
In a video for CEIP, Aaron David Miller outlines the key takeaways of Israel’s elections.
Elections may breathe some life into Palestinian governance, despite the fact there are those who oppose them.