December 12th

Putting the Arab Peace Initiative Into Action
Policy Focus by ATFP - December 12, 2008 - 12:00am

The fact that more than five years after its publication, the Arab Peace Initiative continues to be a topic of conversation is a testament to its strength. Its recent resurgence presents an opportunity for Arabs, Israelis and Americans alike to breathe new life into the shaky and uncertain Israeli-Palestinian peace process.


June 17th

What Lies Ahead for Gaza?
Policy Focus by ATFP - March 5, 2008 - 12:00am

The confrontations last weekend between Hamas and Israel in Gaza have brought two facts into sharp focus. First, Hamas and Israel have locked themselves into a logic of progressively increasing violence that – unless broken – will inevitably lead to a wide scale land operation against Gaza. Second, unless accompanied by a policy of strengthening the Palestinian Authority (PA) under President Abbas and Prime Minister Fayyad by enabling them to deliver concrete results, the strategy of pressuring Hamas will not work and would likely be counterproductive.


Defining Success: The Fall Mid-East Meeting
Policy Focus by ATFP - September 30, 2007 - 11:00pm




Palestinian National Unity: The Question of Hamas
Policy Focus by ATFP - June 15, 2007 - 11:00pm

Two months into the Hamas violent takeover of the Gaza Strip (GS), one thing has become clear: for all practical intents and purposes, the West Bank (WB) and GS represent two separate spheres of control for the foreseeable future. While ultimately, for political, economic and geopolitical reasons, the WB and GS must be one territorial unit, the prospects for reunification at the short or even medium term are very slim.   The Buildup



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