Tuesday, January 08, 2008

A little bit of Zartman

I had a run-in with I. William Zartman, Chasli's bete noire, in an unexpected place last month. I was listening to an former U.S. diplomat involved in the Israeli-Palestinian peace process discuss the negotiations. He cited Zartman's concept that a conflict needs to have certain qualities to be "ripe" for resolution through negotiation. So, I. William Zartman: not just a Moroccan hack.

Speaking of ripeness, I guess the Western Sahara isn't yet.

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