First a Palestinian State, Then Negotiations

For anyone who enters the site through the blog, I highly recommend this WPR opinion Briefing by John Kilcullen, who argues that the time has come for unilateral U.S. recognition of the Palestinian state. It’s a provocative and thought-provoking piece, and an argument that’s impossible to dismiss out of hand. Kilcullen highlights how the peace process as currently configured conceives of statehood as a “holy grail” that must be earned, rather than as a fundamental means of achieving all the behavior expected of the Palestinians in order to “win” statehood. Perhaps most importantly, he points out that even should the […]

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