Bringing peace to the Middle East, and in particular resolving the Arab-Israeli conflict, is one of the perennial and seemingly impossible tasks of world diplomacy. Many different peace plans have been put forward by different countries; but still there has been no breakthrough. This book, first published in 1986, examines the different peace plans for the Middle East. It discusses the particular items proposed at the time, examines how the plans were put forward and shows how they got bogged down.
Part 1. The Major Actors in the Peace Process 1. Israeli Peace Proposals Don Peretz 2. Palestinian Peace Plans Helena Cobban 3. Saudi Foreign Policy and the Arab-Israeli Peace Process: The Fahd (Arab) Peace Plan David E. Long Part 2. Other Principal Actors in the Peace Process 4. American Proposals for Arab-Israeli Peace William B. Quandt 5. Soviet Peace Plans for the Middle East Vladimir N. Sakharov 6. West European Peace Diplomacy in the Levant: But Will They Come? Adam M. Garfinkle Part 3. The Lebanese and Iran-Iraq Crises: Peripheral But Related Conflicts 7. Peace in Lebanon R.D. McLaurin 8. Towards Resolving the Iran-Iraq Conflict Fariborz Rouzbehani