Accession Number : ADA327768

Title :   The Arab-Israeli Peace Process: Assessing the Costs of Failure.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL STRATEGIC STUDIES INST CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Telhami, Shibley ; Velte, Lawrence R.

PDF Url : ADA327768

Report Date : 26 JUN 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 39

Abstract : The authors assess the Arab-Israeli peace process, with a particular view toward U.S. interests in the Middle East. Shibley Telhami, in his essay on "The United States and Middle East Peace: The Troubled Assumptions", addresses the relationships and agreements the United States has taken for granted, particularly since the 1993 Oslo Accords, but which are now open to debate. In 'The Middle East Peace Process and the U.S. Military', Lawrence Velte discusses how the search for peace in the Middle East has dictated U.S. policymaking and missions in this area, especially the Persian Gulf. The authors examine the effects of a breakdown in the talks as well as a breakthrough, especially with regard to American interests in the Persian Gulf. The authors conclude that, whatever happens, the outcomes will have significant implications for U.S. security commitments, future missions, and deployments in that region.

Descriptors :   *FOREIGN POLICY, *MIDDLE EAST, SYRIA, ISRAEL, UNITED STATES, ARABS, PERSIAN GULF, COLD WAR, AGREEMENTS, TREATIES, WESTERN SECURITY(INTERNATIONAL).

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE