Dr Oded Haklai, Associate Professor and founding director of the Laboratory for Ethnic Conflict Research at Queen’s University, Canada. Haklia is the author of several books, including (in collaboration with Neophytos Loizides) Settlers in Contested Lands: Territorial Disputes and Ethnic Conflicts (Standford University Press, 2015), Democracy and Protracted Conflict: The Dilemmas of Israel’s Peacemaking (Syracuse University Press, 2014) and the 2012 Shapiro Award winner Palestinian Ethnonationalism in Israel (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2011).
Our Voice of the Week is Dr Tamara Cofman Wittes, speaking at an IISS event in London, which asked: Is the US abandoning the Middle East? Dr Wittes is a Senior Fellow in the Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution. The event was chaired by Emile Hokayem and took place on 4 March 2019.