A nationalistic Israeli government would almost certainly fall apart on issues of territorial compromise and sovereignty over Jerusalem if negotiations proceeded. A weak Palestinian leadership of questionable legitimacy is hardly in a position to make the sort of concessions that would be needed to advance the process. Palestinians are deeply divided between the West Bank under the nominal control of the secular Fatah mainstream, and the Gaza Strip ruled by the Islamist Hamas.
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However, if we are to take a glass-half-full perspective, we could identify several factors that just might contribute to progress. A new and unorthodox presidency holds a faint promise. Trump appears to have identified the Arab-Israel dispute as an early priority. The fact that he chose to visit Saudi Arabia, Israel and Palestine on his first trip abroad as president signals an intention to devote resources to exploring possibilities.
On his visit to Saudi Arabia last month, Trump appeared to have had a grand Middle East bargain in mind that would include an end to an Arab boycott of Israel in the face of a common enemy — Iran. In effect, the US is resetting its Middle East policy to align itself with the Conservative Sunni Arabs against Iran, which is clearly identified as a common enemy.
Where this leads is difficult to predict, but it might be observed that Trump made his decisive intervention in Middle East politics in the same week Iran re-elected a moderate leader whose platform included insistence that Iranian interests lay in a continued opening to the West.
President Hassan Rouhani won an overwhelming victory on the first ballot against a conservative opponent. His re-election has been welcomed in Europe whose leaders are finding themselves increasingly at odds with the White House.
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Johan Galtung has conducted a great deal of research in many fields and made original contributions not only to peace studies but also, among others, human rights, basic needs, development strategies, a world economy that sustains life, macro-history, theory of civilizations, federalism, globalization, theory of discourse, social pathologies, deep culture, peace and religions, social science methodology, sociology, ecology, future studies.
As a testimony to his legacy, peace studies are now taught and researched at over universities across the globe and some are contributing to peacemaking efforts in conflicts around the world wihtout buying into the securitization sell out.
He was jailed in Norway for six months at age 24 as a Conscientious Objector to serving in the military, after having done 12 months of civilian service, the same time as those doing military service. He agreed to serve an extra 6 months if he could work for peace, but that was refused. D in Adoption. She has written several books, and her favorite pastimes are reading and studying.
She is a widow, with three children and six grandchildren. Transcend Peace University. Europe In The Making Peace: Research - Education - Action. Essays in Peace Research I , pp. Peace and Social Structure. Peace and World Structure. Essays in Peace Research IV , pp. Peace Problems: Some Case Studies. Essays in Peace Research V , pp. Transarmament and the Cold War.
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