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Camp David

Author : William Quandt
ISBN : 0815713444
Genre : Political Science
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This book is a political analysis based on unusually full access to the relevant documents and to most of the key players in the Arab-Israeli conflict.

Peace Process

Author : William B. Quandt
ISBN : 0520246314
Genre : Political Science
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Updated through the first term of President George W. Bush, the latest edition of this classic work analyzes how each U.S. president since Lyndon Johnson has dealt with the complex challenge of Arab-Israeli peacemaking. There have been remarkable successes —such as the Egyptian-Israeli peace treaty —frustrating failures, and dangerous wars along the way. This book helps to situate the current Middle East crisis in historical context and point to some possible ways out of the impasse between Israelis and Palestinians. Quandt suggests a clear U.S. commitment to a two-state solution —one that would assure Israel of security and peace within the 1967 treaty-established borders, offer the Palestinians an early end to Israeli occupation of Gaza and most of the West Bank, and establish both a Jewish and Arab Jerusalem.Written especially for classroom use, Peace Process is also an invaluable resource for policymakers and anyone interested in this vital region of the world.Praise for previous editions of Peace Process"Clearly written, carefully balanced and comprehensive in scope... should prove invaluable to all serious students of American foreign policy." —New York Times Book Review"A major work, whether judged by the standards of classical diplomatic history or modern political science." —Foreign Affairs"Provides fresh insights into the complexities of creating the process and defining the substance of American foreign policymaking." —Survival"While objective to a fault, Quandt writes with an insider's knowledge of policymaking and decisions taken at the highest levels of government." —Middle East Policy"Both a history and analysis of an evolving relationship between Israel and its Arab opponents." —Choice"A major contribution to understanding the complexity of U.S. presidents' handling of the [Arab-Israeli] conflict. It should be compulsory reading for anyone studying the Middle East conflict, peacemaking and conflict resolution." —Journal of Peace Research

The President Is At Camp David

Author : W. Dale Nelson
ISBN : 0815603185
Genre : History
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Invitations to Camp David, the presidential retreat in the Catoctin Mountains of Maryland, are rare, limited to the closest members of the president's family and administration, and to the most notable foreign dignitaries. For those who will never visit it, W. Dale Nelson's book offers an intimate look at the camp and its eminent lodgers. Franklin D. Roosevelt, who selected the spot, which was originally built as a boys camp, called it Shangri-La. Harry Truman visited the rustic retreat only occasionally. In the 1950s, Dwight Eisenhower found it a perfect haven, added a small golf course, and renamed it after his father and grandson. Eisenhower was also the first to lift the veil of secrecy around the retreat by inviting Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev to visit. With Khrushchev's visit, the "spirit of Camp David" came to symbolize one of the first thaws of the cold war. Other former Soviet Premiers would follow, including Leonid Brezhnev, who, it is said, was accompanied by a stewardess who spent the night in his cabin. It was in this tranquil setting that Lyndon B. Johnson imported aides to plan and debate the Vietnam War. After his reelection, Nixon went to the mountaintop to reorganize his administration. In the meantime, he had secret taping devices installed in the presidential lodge. It was Jimmy Carter, though, who restored Camp David's international fame by using it for the intense negotiations to achieve peace between Israel and Egypt.

Jerusalem In America S Foreign Policy

Author : Shlomo Slonim
ISBN : 9041110399
Genre : Political Science
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A comprehensive and innovative examination of US policy on the Jerusalem issue over the past half-century, this study analyzes the complex political and legal factors, both domestic and international, which have shaped executive decisions. The book provides a unique entry into the variations in policy from administration to administration, and the increasingly assertive role of Congress. Based on insights garnered from the past, the author offers useful suggestions for a reality-bound future approach to a problem which is central to resolution of the protracted Arab-Israeli dispute, and thus to security throughout the Middle East.

Jerusalem In America S Foreign Policy 1947 1997

Author : S. Slonim
ISBN : 9041112553
Genre : Law
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A comprehensive and innovative examination of US policy on the Jerusalem issue over the past half-century, this study analyzes the complex political and legal factors, both domestic and international, which have shaped executive decisions. The book provides a unique entry into the variations in policy from administration to administration, and the increasingly assertive role of Congress. Based on insights garnered from the past, the author offers useful suggestions for a reality-bound future approach to a problem which is central to resolution of the protracted Arab-Israeli dispute, and thus to security throughout the Middle East.

Scars Of War Wounds Of Peace The Israeli Arab Tragedy

Author : Shlomo Ben-Ami Former Foreign Minister of Israel
ISBN : 9780195313475
Genre : Political Science
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An Oxford-trained historian who became Israeli Foreign Minister, Shlomo Ben-Ami was a key figure in the Camp David negotiations and many other rounds of peace talks, public and secret, with Palestinian and Arab officials. He offers here an unflinching account of the Arab-Israeli conflict, informed by his firsthand knowledge of the major characters and events. Clear-eyed and unsparing, Ben-Ami traces the twists and turns of the Middle East conflict and the many missteps of the Israelis and Palestinians. The author paints particularly trenchant portraits of key figures from Ben-Gurion to Bill Clinton, and gives us behind-the-scenes accounts of the meetings in Oslo, Madrid, and Camp David. He is highly critical of Ariel Sharon and the late Yasser Arafat ("the sad embodiment of an archaic political orthodoxy devoid of a vision for the future"). He sees Arafat's rejection of Clinton's peace plan as a crime against the Palestinian people. The author is also critical of President Bush's Middle East policy ("a presumptuous grand strategy"). And along the way, Ben-Ami highlights the many blunders on both sides, describing for instance how the great victory of the Six Day War launched many Israelis on a misbegotten "messianic" dream of controlling all the Biblical Jewish lands, actually making the Palestinian problem much worse. In contrast, it has only been when Israel has suffered setbacks that it has made moves towards peace. The best hope for the region, he concludes, is to create an international mandate in the Palestinian territories that would lead to the implementation of Clinton's two-state peace parameters. Scars of War, Wounds of Peace is a major work of history--with by far the most fair and balanced critique of Israel ever to come from one of its key officials. It is an absolute must-read for everyone who wants to understand the dynamics of the Arab-Israeli conflict.

Visions Of Freedom

Author : Piero Gleijeses
ISBN : 9781469609690
Genre : History
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During the final fifteen years of the Cold War, southern Africa underwent a period of upheaval, with dramatic twists and turns in relations between the superpowers. Americans, Cubans, Soviets, and Africans fought over the future of Angola, where tens of thousands of Cuban soldiers were stationed, and over the decolonization of Namibia, Africa's last colony. Beyond lay the great prize: South Africa. Piero Gleijeses uses archival sources, particularly from the United States, South Africa, and the closed Cuban archives, to provide an unprecedented international history of this important theater of the late Cold War. These sources all point to one conclusion: by humiliating the United States and defying the Soviet Union, Fidel Castro changed the course of history in southern Africa. It was Cuba's victory in Angola in 1988 that forced Pretoria to set Namibia free and helped break the back of apartheid South Africa. In the words of Nelson Mandela, the Cubans "destroyed the myth of the invincibility of the white oppressor . . . [and] inspired the fighting masses of South Africa."

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