David Lake

David A. Lake is the Jerri-Ann and Gary E. Jacobs Professor of Social Sciences and Distinguished Professor of Political Science at the University of California, San Diego.

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Israel-Palestine

Confederation in Israel-Palestine? Principles for Effective Design and the Continuing Challenges

Although many still hold out hope for the two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, a recent set of discussions with Israelis and Palestinians revealed increasing pessimism on both sides that it would transpire any time soon—or was even viable at all. On the Israeli side, some consider the Palestinian Authority to be a failed partner in the peace process. Others are willing to sacrifice any possible agreement in order to solidify Israel’s control and assert sovereignty over the West Bank.