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The Peace Puzzle: America's Quest for Arab-Israeli Peace, 1989-2011

January 2013
With Scott Lasensky, William Quandt, Steven Spiegel, and Shibley Telhami; Cornell University Press; ISBN: 978-0801451478

Each phase of Arab-Israeli peacemaking has been inordinately difficult in its own right, and every critical juncture and decision point in the long process has been shaped by U.S. politics and the U.S. leaders of the moment. The Peace Puzzle tracks the American determination to articulate policy, develop strategy and tactics, and see through negotiations to agreements on an issue that has been of singular importance to U.S. interests for more than forty years.