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Daniel E. Zoughbie

Daniel E. Zoughbie is Sultan Postdoc at the Middle East Center at the University of California, Berkeley. He has been an International Security Program Research Fellow at Harvard University’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, a Visiting Scholar at Stanford, and a Visiting Researcher at Georgetown University and has taught at the University of California, Berkeley. 

Titles by This Author

George W. Bush and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Although George W. Bush memorably declared, “I’m the decider,” as president he was remarkably indecisive when it came to U.S. policy toward the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. His administration’s policymaking featured an ongoing clash between moderate realists and conservative hard-liners inspired by right-wing religious ideas and a vision of democracy as cure-all. Riven by these competing agendas, the Bush administration vacillated between recognizing the Palestinian right to self-determination and embracing Israeli leaders who often chose war over negotiations.