The Much Too Promised Land by Aaron David Miller

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For nearly twenty years, Aaron David Miller has played a central role in U.S. efforts to broker Arab-Israeli peace. His position as an advisor to presidents, secretaries of state, and national security advisors has given him a unique perspective on a problem that American leaders have wrestled with for more than half a century. Read more >

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TMTPL in the News

January 13, 2009: The Today Show
Clinton Faces Colleagues At Hearing

January 13, 2009: New York Times
No Shortage of Expert Advice on Mideast for Clinton

January 9, 2009: Bill Moyers Journal
Bill Moyers reflects on Middle East violence

January 3, 2009: Newsweek
If Obama Is Serious

January 1, 2009: New York Times
Clinton, Familiar With Pitfalls of Mideast Politics, May Face Early Test in Gaza

January 1, 2009: CNN
New secretary of state inherits unpredictable world

December 31, 2008: CNN: Lou Dobbs
Peace possible?

December 31, 2008: CNN
Obama inherits century-old headache in Mideast

December 30, 2008: The Wall Street Journal
Israel Presses Gaza Attacks As Hamas Steps Up Response

December 30, 2008: Politico
Conflict upends Obama's plans

December 29, 2008: Talk of the Nation on NPR
As Violence In Gaza Worsens, What Can Obama Do?

December 29, 2008: The Huffington Post
Progressive Jews See Potential Conflict With Obama Over Gaza

December 29, 2008: USA Today
Amid Gaza violence, a new task for Obama

December 28, 2008: The Wall Street Journal
Obama's Mideast Plans Face New Complications

December 28, 2008: USA Today
Gaza airstrikes at a glance

December 28, 2008: Politico
Israel strike may shift Obama plan

November 26, 2008: Washington Post
Start With Syria

November 23, 2008: Washington Post
Some in Arab World Wary of Clinton

November 21, 2008: NPR's All Things Considered
Clinton, Obama Need A Unified Front

November 18, 2008: New York Times
Madam Secretary?

November 15, 2008: Los Angeles Times
State of Mind

Apr 28, 2008: Newsweek
Prisoners of Politics

April 26, 2008: NPR’s Weekend Edition
Abbas Says Peace Deal This Year Unlikely

April 03, 2008: NPR’s On Point
Aaron David Miller and Mideast Peace

March 27, 2008: NPR’s Talk of the Nation
Arab-Israeli Peace: A 'Much Too Promised Land'?

March 9, 2008: Los Angeles Times
The Israel litmus test

Mar 6, 2008: Newsweek
Looking for Mr. Right

March 3, 2008: The New York Times
Gaza Pitfalls in Every Path

January 4, 2009 - January 10, 2009

January 5, 2009

New Interviews with Aaron David Miller about the conflict in Gaza

Aaron David Miller has been featured in several recent articles discussing the Israeli operation in Gaza, Middle East diplomacy, and how the conflict will affect President-elect Barack Obama’s plans.

January 1, 2009: New York Times
Clinton, Familiar With Pitfalls of Mideast Politics, May Face Early Test in Gaza

January 1, 2009: CNN
New secretary of state inherits unpredictable world

December 30, 2008: The Wall Street Journal
Israel Presses Gaza Attacks As Hamas Steps Up Response

December 30, 2008: Politico
Conflict upends Obama’s plans

December 29, 2008: Talk of the Nation on NPR
As Violence In Gaza Worsens, What Can Obama Do?

December 29, 2008: The Huffington Post
Progressive Jews See Potential Conflict With Obama Over Gaza

December 29, 2008: USA Today
Amid Gaza violence, a new task for Obama

December 28, 2008: The Wall Street Journal
Obama’s Mideast Plans Face New Complications

December 28, 2008: USA Today
Gaza airstrikes at a glance

December 28, 2008: Politico
Israel strike may shift Obama plan

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January 5, 2009

Commentary: Obama inherits century-old headache in Mideast

Here is an excerpt from Aaron David Miller’s special commentary on CNN.com:


“In the torturous history of the Arab-Israeli conflict, sometimes violence, war and insurgency have set the stage for diplomatic breakthroughs and serious American diplomacy.

Such was the case in both the October 1973 war and the first Persian Gulf conflict, which led eventually to an Egyptian-Israeli peace treaty in March 1979 and to a peace conference in Madrid, Spain, in October 1991. But then-Secretaries of State Henry Kissinger and James Baker, backed up by their presidents, had strong Arab and Israeli leaders and doable deals.

This time around, Obama may not be so fortunate. When the killing stops and the grieving is over, the same problems that have made the Israeli-Palestinian negotiations so tough will remain.”


You can read the rest of the article here.

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TAGS: Barack Obama, CNN, Israel, Palestine

January 5, 2009

If Obama Is Serious…

You can read a brand new op-ed from Aaron David Miller, titled “If Obama Is Serious,” in the January 12, 2009 issue of Newsweek. Here is an excerpt:


“Don’t get me wrong. Barack Obama—as every other U.S. president before him—will protect the special relationship with Israel. But the days of America’s exclusive ties to Israel may be coming to an end. Despite efforts to sound reassuring during the campaign, the new administration will have to be tough, much tougher than either Bill Clinton or George W. Bush were, if it’s serious about Arab-Israeli peacemaking.”

Read the rest of the op-ed here.

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January 5, 2009

NPR: As Violence In Gaza Worsens, What Can Obama Do?

Talk of the Nation host Neal Conan recently discussed that question with Aaron David Miller, Itamar Rabinovich (former Israeli ambassador to the U.S.), and Rami Khouri (editor-at-large of the Daily Star newspaper).

Click here to listen to the discussion.

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January 5, 2009

Aaron David Miller featured on CNN

Watch the video of Aaron David Miller talking to Don Lemon about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict on CNN this morning.

Also, Aaron was recently featured on Lou Dobbs Tonight, discussing the possibility of peace in the Middle East.

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