Topic: The Missing Peace. Conflict and Great Power Play in the Middle East

Thesis timeframe:
Application deadline: 22 May 2019


The Middle East is torn by war and seemingly intractable conflict. Countless resolution efforts have been made with very limited success. What has transpired during and in these negotiations? Why is it that virtually all attempts at making peace between Israel and the surrounding states have failed?

Potential narrowing down includes

  • USA and Israel in the 1980s
  • Israeli foreign policy from 1970s onward (Mastery of Hebrew language necessary)
  • USA and Lebanon in the 1980s
  • The US and Israeli invasion of Lebanon in 1982 and its consequences
  • USA and Iraw from 1958 onward
  • USA and Egypt after the Camp David Accords in 1978–79.