Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding

Trump’s Jerusalem Decision: Implications and Consequences

President Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Israel carries profound consequences for U.S. policy, relations with the Arab world, the international community, and the pursuit of Israeli-Palestinian peace.

In this conversation, three veteran observers and analysts of the Middle East and the Arab-Israeli arena interpret the change in U.S. policy and its consequences for the region.


Parsing President Trump’s Jerusalem Move

President Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the Israeli capital has elicited responses ranging from applause to warnings of war. Wilson Center President Jane Harman and Middle East Program Director Aaron David Miller offered two different perspectives on an issue whose ramifications will be felt for years to come.

President Trump Was “Right to Push”

Jane Harman on BBC

Ethiopia-South Sudan Cross-Border Conflicts

Africa Program Southern Voices scholar, Tasew Tafese Gashaw’s work focuses on conflict resolution and peacebuilding related to cross-border intergroup conflicts. He describes efforts to resolve ongoing conflicts along the borders of Ethiopia and South Sudan in this edition of Wilson Center NOW.



An American Journalist Looks Back: Sadat, Begin, and the Palestinians, The Gamble That Helped Spawn a 40-Year Peace

Egyptian President Anwar Sadat (left) and Prime Minister Menachem Begin in serious talks at the King David Hotel dinner in Jerusalem, 1977. Courtesy of the Press Office of the Government of Israel.

Donbas, Pandora’s Box: Shortcomings of the Proxy War Approach

On Friday, November 24, Igor Plotnitsky, leader of the so-called “Luhansk People’s Republic” (LPR), resigned “due to health issues,” and Leonid Pasechnik, the “state security minister,” took over.

Post Conflict Peacebuilding: South Sudan

The challenges facing post-conflict communities are many and long-term solutions are elusive. Wilson Scholar Emmaculate Asige Liaga has identified “grassroots” involvement as a key element of a successful transition. She shares thought on what this means for peacebuilding efforts in South Sudan in this edition of Wilson Center NOW.