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Peace Process: American Diplomacy and the Arab-Israeli Conflict since 1967

Peace Process: American Diplomacy and the Arab-Israeli Conflict since 1967
Author: William B. Quandt
ISBN 13: 9780520246317
ISBN 10: 520246314
Edition: third edition
Publisher: Brookings Institution Press and the University of
Publication Date: 2005-03-16
Format: Paperback
Pages: 535
List Price: $24.95

"A masterful study of American diplomacy. Quandt's cogent analysis of the role of crises in defining the agenda for a succession of American presidents is built on new and original evidence. Peace Process is must reading for anyone interested in the Middle East and American foreign policy. It is an enduring study of American leadership in a troubled and important part of the world."—JaBérénice Gross Stein, University of Toronto

"Essential reading for those engaged or interested in the present Israeli-Arab peace talks."—Ambassador Itamar Rabinovich, Embassy of Israel, Washington, D.C.

"Just the right mix of good, old-fashioned narrative diplomatic history and insightful interpretation. The book truly illuminates American foreign policy regarding the Arab-Israeli conflict, but at the same time it offers thoughtful analysis and interpretation of what diplomacy and American policy is all about."—L. Carl Brown, Princeton University


"Clearly written, carefully balanced and comprehensive in scope.... Should prove invaluable to all serious students of American foreign policy."—New York Times Book Review

"A major work, whether judged by the standards of classical diplomatic history or modern political science."—Foreign Affairs

"Provides fresh insights into the complexities of creating the process and defining the substance of American foreign policymaking."—Survival


Quandt is a senior fellow in the Foreign Policy Studies program at the Brookings Institution and was a member of the National Security Council staff during the Nixon and Carter administrations. He provides a detailed account of American policy toward the Arab-Israeli conflict, assessing each administration's initial approach to the problem of peacemaking since 1967 and the evolution of policy. Co- published with the Brookings Institution. Paper edition (unseen), $15.95. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)