U.S. – European Consultations on the Middle East

The U.S./Middle East Project has convened an annual U.S.-European consultation on the Middle East, bringing together representatives of the U.S. Department of State and other governmental departments and agencies dealing with the Middle East with their European counterparts to discuss U.S. and European policy in the region.

These consultations, designed to improve understanding and coordination between U.S. and European policymakers, have taken place in Paris, London, Berlin, Rome and Washington D.C., in each case hosted and co-sponsored by the respective foreign ministries.

General Brent Scowcroft, Eric Melby and Henry Siegman

General Brent Scowcroft, Eric Melby and Henry Siegman

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Give Up on Netanyahu, Go to the United Nations

The greetings President Obama extended last week to Israel’s new government may have sounded conciliatory, but Mr. Obama no longer entertains any illusions about Israel’s leaders.

In the wake of last month’s election, the longtime peace activists and diplomats who have devoted much of their professional lives to achieving a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict are more depressed and demoralized than ever before.

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