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Explaining the Camp David Summit: An Individual-Based Approach to Fore ...

Introduction From September 5, 1978 to September 17, 1978, the American President Jimmy Carter, the Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin and the Egyptian President Anwar Al Sadat gathered in the presidential retreat of Camp David. From […]

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Holding onto Hope: Palestinian Authority Institution-Building in the P ...

 The 1993 Oslo Accords, which marked Israel’s recognition of the Palestinian Liberation Organization and the formation of the Palestinian National Authority (PNA/PA) as an interim self-governing body for the Palestinians of the West Bank and Gaza […]

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The Role of Law: American Rule of Law Reform Abroad and the Central an ...

Within ten years after the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, some 5,000 American lawyers and judges traveled to newly independent post-communist countries as part of the American Bar Association’s Central and East European Law […]

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King Democracy: Do Democratic Nations Mitigate Conflict Over Transboun ...

Abstract The prospect of water wars and conflict over water are ideas that are frequently dramatized in media and also studied by scholars. It is well-established that bona fide wars are not started over water resources, […]

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Confronting the ‘Post-Conflict’ Label: An Exploration of Ethno ...

Note: this paper was excerpted from a longer thesis, which is accessible here: brody-thesis-final.     Introduction “There is something uniquely shameful about Cyprus. The political  quagmire our children have inherited is just being passed on, […]

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Dehumanization: How the Most Needy Bear ...

This comment is a continuation of the YIRA Winter 2016 International Trip Group’s Istanbul, Ankara, and Izmir, Turkey Trip Summary. “The terrorists, they took her… my wife, the love of …

What the Ocean Swallowed

This comment is a continuation of the YIRA Winter 2016 International Trip Group’s Istanbul, Ankara, and Izmir, Turkey Trip Summary. The ocean has always been one of my biggest fears. …

Book Reviews

The Sword Also Means Cleanness

Lawrence in Arabia: War, Deceit, Imperial Folly, and the Making of the Modern Middle East. By Scott Anderson. Doubleday, 2013, 592 pp. $28.95. It begins with his eyes, “light blue and …

Review: China Airborne by James Fallows

With a recent glut of books from political commentators attempting to explore the modern Chinese economy, China Airborne by James Fallows stands out for its unique industry-specific focus. James Fallows, a …

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