What Can, and What Cannot, be Achieved in the Middle East
erschienen in der Publikation "Jahrbuch für internationale Sicherheitspolitik 2003" (ISBN: 3-8132-0813-3) - Dezember 2003
Autor(en):Prof. Shlomo Avineri
The Road Map also envisaged constant US monitoring, at the highest, i.e. presidential, level, of every step in the process. As has been shown in the past, no US President can commit all his political energy to the daily details of a complex process on an almost daily basis.
These difficulties point to what may eventually become the default option in the Middle East. As in Bosnia, Kosovo, Cyprus and Kashmir, in the absence of a final status solution, stopgap pragmatic measures, aimed at stabilization, de-escalation of violence and the slow building of trust, may be the only realistic aims. Perhaps the same will apply to the Middle East as well.