(Informed Comment) – Equipped with the concept of the one-state reality, we can see in one particular feature of today’s political soap opera the seeds of profound and hopeful change. Politics in Israel, as elsewhere, can be approached as unfolding in three kinds of time: geological, strategic, and sports. States, peoples, and political systems appear, […]
Ian S. Lustick
Ian S. Lustick teaches courses at the University of Pennsylvania on Middle Eastern politics and comparative politics. HIs recent book is Paradigm Lost: From Two-State Solution to One-State Reality . He is a recipient of awards from the Carnegie Corporation, the National Science Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Social Sciences Research Council, the Middle East Peace Foundation, and the United States Institute of Peace. Professor Lustick holds the Bess W. Heyman Chair. His present research focuses on the demise of states and the implications of the disappearance of the option of a negotiated “two-state solution” to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, He is a past president of the Politics and History Section of the American Political Science Association and of the Association for Israel Studies, and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.