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The Middle East: Ten Years After Camp David
The Middle East: Ten Years After Camp David
Edited by William B. Quandt
Brookings, 1988, 517 pp

No other single volume performs the service this one does in laying out the essentials of the Arab-Israeli problem, the various viewpoints on Camp David, the stalling of the peace process in the past decade and the uncertain prospects for the future. Arab, Israeli, American and Soviet contributors complement each other in showing the multiple complexities rather than in pointing toward solutions. In a thoughtful concluding chapter Harold Saunders, undaunted by the myriad obstacles, pursues his familiar argument that favorable political conditions must be brought about before any negotiation for settlement can succeed.