Aaron Miller, public policy scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center


The Middle East exists in a state of perpetual turmoil. The bitter enmity between Palestinians and Israelis has been at the heart of the region's tragedy for many decades. Many feel that the best hope for resolution of this conflict lies in the emergence of charismatic and visionary leadership set upon achieving a tolerant, sustainable peace. For Aaron Miller, the Middle East has been a region of passionate personal dedication. Advisor to six secretaries of state and former head of the peace organization Seeds of Peace, he offers a deeply informed analysis of what it will take to achieve a lasting peace in the volatile region.