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PeaceFacts was an FPRI bulletin monitoring the Arab-Israeli peace process. Archived issues are available below.
The hanging of Saddam Hussein on December 30, 2006, ended the life of a tyrant extreme even by Middle Eastern standards. Shaping himself consciously after Stalin, he ran Iraq for twenty-four years, earning the hatred of most of his...Read more »
Harvey Sicherman, Ph.D., is President of the Foreign Policy Research Institute and a former aide to three U.S. secretaries of state. His latest essay “Cheap Hawks, Cheap Doves, and American Strategy” is forthcoming in the Fall 2005 issue of...Read more »
Yasser Arafat was the man who wanted too much. He equipped his people with a sense of victimhood, a rhetoric of hate, and a cult of violence that ultimately put his objectives beyond reach. Often a master of...Read more »
In the summer of 1994, Yasir Arafat made a telephone call to Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin with a special request. After months of tortuous secret negotiations that came close to collapse on many occasions, the two leaders had...Read more »
Harvey Sicherman (1945-2011) was the president of FPRI and a former advisor to three secretaries of state. This article is reprinted from the Spring 2003 issue of Orbis, FPRI’s quarterly journal of world affairs. Robert Strausz-Hupé lived an...Read more »
The debate over whether Hafez al-Assad of Syria would ever make peace with Israel has now been settled: not in his lifetime. Assad’s death at the age of 69 on June 10, 2000, removes from the scene a...Read more »
At home, the economy was sour and the peace dividend meager. The Syrians and the Iraqis were also stirring trouble. And then his health failed. A lesser man might have despaired, but not the King. King Hussein of the...Read more »
The author wrote that “the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin in his seventy-third year ended the life of another ‘son of the founders’ of the state of Israel. He belonged to the generation of 1948—the young men whose military prowess...Read more »