Accession Number : ADA294812

Title :   A Crisis or Conflict Prevention Center for the Middle East.

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s) : Darilek, Richard E.

PDF Url : ADA294812

Report Date : 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 53

Abstract : In conjunction with higher-profile bilateral negotiations between Israel and its Arab neighbors, the parallel multilateral talks on Arms Control and Regional Security (ACRS) help further the Middle East peace process launched in Madrid in October 1991. Since the Madrid conference, one issue that has aroused recurrent interest during the ACRS talks is the question of whether some form of crisis or conflict prevention center might help to assuage Arab-Israeli conflicts of interest in the region. This study addresses that issue. The words crisis and "center," however, are not the only terms that could be employed to identify the issue. Other descriptive labels- such as "conflict prevention," which derives from Europe's institutional experience in this regard and addresses approximately the same phenomenon, or "conflict avoidance," or "avoidance of war"- could also be used to define the basic prevention objective. Similarly, words like "mechanism" or "arrangements" leap to mind as equivalent formulations or acceptable substitutes for the notion of a prevention "center." pg17. JMD

Descriptors :   *CRISIS MANAGEMENT, *MIDDLE EAST, *CONFLICT, *PREVENTION, *INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, ISRAEL, ARABIA.

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE