Theoretical and descriptive.
(Journal of Palestine Studies
Kaye has produced a perceptive account of... the multilateral track in light of current paradigms of international relations.
Kaye's approach provides significant insight into the rationale behind each state's involvement in and expectations from multilateral negotiations... Beyond the Handshake is a solid contribution to the subject.
(Scott Rothstein Arab Studies Journal
Kaye has written an important book that works on many levels. It is a superb and convincing analysis of the origins and development of the multilaterals in the Middle East. Based on myriad primary documents, secondary analyses, and interviews with many key players, there is unlikely to be a more authoritative of what occurred 'beyond the handshake' for some time to come. It tells us that the U.S. was important to the process but not as important as many might believe. And it generates important insights into the meaning and practice of international cooperation, illustrating how cooperation can be more than policy coordination and can require adjustments in conceptions of friend and foe.
(Michael Barnett, University of Wisconsin)