Friday, January 23, 2009

Obama, Clinton and the Middle East

We saw yesterday, on day two, that the Middle East peace process is already a top priority for the new President. Obama and Clinton will need to take account of the important lessons from past attempts,which are described and analyzed in Innocent Abroad: An Intimate Account of American Peace Diplomacy in the Middle East.  A gripping new book by a renowned expert Martin Indyk who served twice as U.S. ambassador to Israel and as Middle East adviser to President Clinton. Ambassador Indyk was at the State Department yesterday as this new initiative began.

My conversation today with Ambassador Martin Indyk: