This book explores various components of successful confidence building measure agreements, such as open communication, arms control initiatives, verification and monitoring programs and conflict resolution protocols. It assesses how successful such incremental steps might be in the Middle East.
Part One: Introduction 1. Confidence Building Measures in the Middle East Part Two: Regional Actors: The Israelis and the Palestinians 2. The Palestinians and Confidence Building Measures in the Arab-Israeli Conflict: The Implications of Statelessness 3. Confidence and Security Building: The Israeli Domestic Dimension 4. Confidence Building Measures and Israeli Security Concerns 5. The Role of Extremist Political Groups in the Context of Confidence Building Between the Israelis and Palestinians Part Three: Regional Actors: Arab States 6. Reflections on Confidence Building in an Intricate Regional "Security Complex"—The Middle East 7. Israel and Syria: The Problem of Confidence 8. Jordan and the Question of Confidence Building: The Politics of Ambivalence 9. Confidence Building and Dilemmas of Cooperation: The Egyptian-Israeli Experiment Part Four: External Actors and Interactions 10. The United States and the Arab-Israeli Peace Process 11. Russia's Role in Peacemaking and Confidence Building in the Middle East: Present and Future 12. The Evolution of Arms Control in the Middle East 13. Can the Media Mediate? Mass-Mediated Diplomacy in Part Five: Reflections About Confidence Building in the Middle East 14. Towards a Confidence Transformational Dynamic 15. Confidence Building and the Peace Process in the Middle East