The Middle East Peace Process: The Case For Jaw Jaw Not War War

Lord Lothian PC DL QC
Chairman – Global Strategy Forum

Finding a peace in the Middle East is a fraught business. Michael Ancram suggests that by looking at the Northern Ireland Peace Process lessons can be learnt. As he points out in this Lecture to the Eisenhower Institute (Washington DC) there was no rule book on how to conduct negotiations and the United States Adminsitration was urging the UK to talk to the IRA – this though the bombing campaign had recently transferred to the mainland. The analogy? Perhaps it is time to talk to the likes of Hamas and Hezbollah…

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