Commentary on the Politics, History and Culture of the Middle East and Central Asia, by Brian Ulrich
Friday, August 03, 2007
The Christian Science Monitor reports on Israel's new willingness to negotiate with groups of Arab states instead of just one at a time. Left unsaid is the probability that they would be more willing to reach a peace agreement using each other as cover. The Gulf states especially would really like to move past this conflict; it's just a matter of selling it.
I am an Associate Professor in History at Shippensburg University, where I teach courses in Middle Eastern and world history. My two major research areas are the Middle East from the 7th through 10th centuries and the Persian Gulf from ancient times to the present. Nothing on this site represents an official position of Shippensburg University.