The Return of the Peace Processors

For decades, America’s foreign-policy establishment has, in the name of peace, incentivized conflict in the Middle East. Now that it’s back in power, can it learn from its mistakes?

February 1, 2021 | Shany Mor
About the author: Shany Mor is an Adjunct Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and a Research Fellow at the Institute for Liberty and Responsibility at Reichman University.

Robert Malley, then-National Security Council senior director for Iran, Iraq, Syria, and the Gulf States, Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz, Secretary of State John Kerry, and under-secretary for political affairs Wendy Sherman attend the Iran nuclear talks at a hotel in Vienna, Austria on June 30, 2015. POOL/Siamek Ebrahimi/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images.

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