The Abraham Accords: Challenges and Opportunities
with Dr. Michael Sharnoff, National Defense University
Thursday, September 22, 1:00-2:30 pm
The decision by the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Morocco, and Sudan to normalize relations with Israel is a formal repudiation of the infamous three "No’s" issued at the Arab League Summit in Khartoum in 1967: No peace with Israel; no negotiation with Israel; and no recognition of Israel. These agreements highlight the changing regional priorities and dynamics of the Middle East and offer new opportunities for regional security and cooperation. How have these agreements impacted relations between Israel and the signatory states? How do Egypt and Jordan perceive these agreements? And what do these agreements mean for Israel and the Palestinians?
This talk will explore how the countries arrived at the Abraham Accords, assess the regional impact since 2020, and consider options to deepen trust and cooperation between Israel and its neighbors.
Dr. Michael Sharnoff is Associate Professor at the National Defense University’s Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies. He previously worked at policy centers in Washington and is the author of Nasser’s Peace: Egypt’s Response to the 1967 War with Israel (Routledge, 2017). Sharnoff holds a Ph.D. in Middle East Studies from King’s College, London. His research focuses on the modern political and diplomatic history of the Middle East. For more information about Dr. Sharnoff, visit his website at https://michaelsharnoff.com/
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