The Middle East Peace Process and Regional Security

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In the aftennath of the 1991 Gulf War, the Middle East was poised on the verge of a diplomatic breakthrough. After nearly five decades of sustained conflict, an unprecedented opportunity was created to achieve peace between Arabs and Israelis in this war-torn region. Indeed, despite some false starts and several crises, initial hopes were vindicated: in September 1993, upon the signing of the Oslo Agreement, Israel and the PLO launched their long-awaited reconciliation; a year later, in October 1994, Israel and Jordan concluded a peace treaty. However, within two years, what promised to be an auspicious beginning gave way to a dangerous impasse: as 1996 comes to a close, negotiations are stalled, threats of violence are proliferating, and the ‘spirit of Oslo’ seems to be dissipating.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRegional Security in the Middle East
Subtitle of host publicationPast Present and Future
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages31
ISBN (Electronic)9781135252984
ISBN (Print)9780714648088
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2013

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© 1997 Routledge and Co. Ltd.

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  • General Arts and Humanities


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