Interventions in Conflict: International Peacemaking in the Middle East

Interventions in Conflict: International Peacemaking in the Middle East

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ISBN-13: 9781137564672
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date: 02/15/2016
Edition description: 1st ed. 2016
Pages: 214
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Rami G. Khouri is Senior Public Policy Fellow at the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs at the American University of Beirut, Lebanon. He is a leading Middle Eastern journalist and a syndicated columnist for the Agence Global Syndicate, USA, and for The Daily Star Beirut, Lebanon. He is also Nonresident Senior Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School, USA.

Karim Makdisi is Director of the Public Policy and International Affairs Program, and Associate Professor of International Politics at the American University of Beirut, Lebanon. He also leads the UN in the Arab World Research Program at the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs.

Martin Wählisch is Affiliated Scholar at the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs, the American University of Beirut, Lebanon. He is also Political Affairs Officer in the Office of the Special Coordinator for Lebanon with the United Nations.

Table of Contents

Introduction; Rami G. Khouri, Karim Makdisi, and Martin Wählisch

Part I: Peacemaking and the United Nations
Introduction; Karim Makdisi
1. Making and Keeping the Peace: Reflections on UN Experiences in the Middle East and Afghanistan; Lakhdar Brahimi
2. Peacemaking Under the United Nations Flag: Reflections on a Quarter Century of Mediations; Jan Eliasson
3. Lessons Learned from a Quarter Century of Peacemaking; Alvaro de Soto
4. Crossroads of Crisis: Yarmouk, Syria, and the Predicament of the Palestinian Refugees; Filippo Grandi
5. The UN in the Middle East and the Arab Awakening; Richard Falk

Part II: The Arab-Israeli Peace Process
Introduction; Rami G. Khouri
6. Thirty Years after Camp David: A Memo to the Arab World, Israel, and the Quartet; Jimmy Carter
7. The Situation in the Middle East: A Vision for the Future; Amr Moussa
8. Talking with Islamists: The Need for Mutual Dignity and Respect; Alastair Crooke
9. Supervising a Temporary Truce, Working for a Permanent Peace: UNTSO's Mission in the Middle East; Robert Mood

Part III: Paths in Conflict Resolution
Introduction; Martin Wählisch
10. Beyond Mediation: Promoting Change and Resolving Conflict Trough Authentic National Dialogues; Hannes Siebert
11. Preventing and Resolving Deadly Conflict: What Have We Learned?; Gareth Evans
12. The Public as Peacemaker: How Polling in Divided Societies Can Promote Negotiated Agreements; Colin Irwin
13. Fostering Power-sharing and Governance in Pluralistic Societies: Lessons from Canada's Experience; Bob Rae

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher

"I have traveled with many of the inspiring authors in this book on the difficult roads of peace. Their stories and lives are what make peace a reality. Our peace efforts are a daily search for hope and for mending the brokenness in our world.' — Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Nobel Peace Prize Recipient (1984)

"Success or failure of the international community, and the UN, in peacemaking in the Middle East will continue to have a profound impact not only on the region but also globally. It's therefore timely to welcome and read about lessons learned and compelling personal stories in contributions from many of the UN's finest diplomats. Tough questions, and no easy answers, but a fascinating read for anyone interested in how the UN can improve its work and contribute to solving the crises in the Middle East." — Ambassador Geir O. Pedersen, Permanent Representative of Norway to the United Nations; former UN Under-Secretary-General and Secretary General Special Representative and Special Coordinator for Lebanon

"A critical contribution to the study and practice of international peacemaking in the Middle East and beyond by top mediators, including former US President Jimmy Carter. This book provides unique insights and lessons learned by United Nations peacemakers over the past few decades as well as successful and failed strategies to end wars. A must read for students and practitioners of diplomacy and conflict resolution." — Fawaz A. Gerges, Professor of International Relations and Chair of Contemporary Middle Eastern Studies, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK

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