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'In State of Failure, Jonathan Schanzer, an academic specialising in the issue of Palestine, provides a burst of bracing realism...he outlines proposals for reforms that are indispensable if the Palestinians are ever to have a state. Even in a hard-headed analyst, then, hope triumphs over experience' - Standpoint "An essential read for any policy-maker and observer who wants a clear picture of the problems within Palestinian society today" - Jerusalem Post
Jonathan Schanzer is the vice president for research at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and the author of Hamas vs. Fatah. He previously worked at the U.S. Department of the Treasury, the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, the Jewish Policy Center, and the Middle East Forum. Schanzer has testified before Congress and appeared on Fox News, CNN, and Arabic language television channels including al-Jazeera.
Dr. Schanzer is one of the best and brightest minds to have delved into this issue. His clear description of the history and consequent recommendations are crucial to a viable... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Michael Kelley, Business Insider
Well-researched and well-cited, comprehensive and fair explanation of the possibilities and the failures of the Palestinian experiment. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Jitney Guy
A fine piece of work that clarifies all the history behind the rise of Abbas to power. He clings to it with high risks facing him. Arafat's contributions to civilization, e.g. Read morePublished 20 months ago by David S. Most