Each roundtable offers student delegates the opportunity, in a series of roundtable discussions, to analyze and develop policy recommendations for the United States within the topic of their selected roundtable. When registering, delegates select one roundtable that they will participate in.
The Arab-Israeli Conflict: A Changing Policy for a Changing Conflict?
Roundtable Chair - Professor Josh Gubler
In the years since the United States formally adopted its "two-state" policy towards the Arab-Israeli conflict, the conflict has changed. The nature of the players on the Palestinian and Israeli sides of the conflict, as well as the publics that support them, have changed. Similar change can be observed in the Arab states that surround them and in the larger international community, where, for example, "no-questions-asked" support for Israel in countries like the United States is dwindling. However, despite these and other significant changes, we have seen surprisingly little change in US policy or approach towards the conflict. This roundtable will begin with a brief history of the conflict (its roots and key events) as well as a discussion of important changes in recent years to the conflict. Armed with this knowledge, participants will be tasked to propose realistic, coherent, and feasible alternatives to current US foreign policy towards the conflict.