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1 . Front Page

Changing Leadership In The Arab World Implications of Succession for the Peace Process Ehud Yaari Author and Journalist CENTER FOR POLICY OPTIONS University of Judaism Summer 2000 This paper was in press at the time of Hafez al Assad’s death.This

2 . Implications of Succession for the Peace Process

Ehud Yaari Author and Journalist There are numerous differences between the implications for the Peace Process in each of the Arab states where ultimate authority has already transferred to a new generation or where it is expected to be transferred

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Evidence pointing in this direction has already accumulated from those countries where succession has already been accomplished. No matter how a new ruler rose to the top, the main thrust of policy seems quite similar. In Jordan King Abdullah II

4 . In Conclusion

Domestic considerations and economic constraints more than the logic of balance of forces led the Arabs towards agreements with Israel. With the exception of the Palestinians, who are a special case, moves to end the conflict are interwoven with reform

5 . About the Author

Ehud Yaari Ehud Yaari has been the Middle East commentator for Israel Television for the past 25 years. He is the author of eight books on the Arab Israeli conflict, including Fatah (Sabra Books, 1971), Egypt’s Policy Towards Israel in