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By Peter Baker       Via the New York Times (click here for the full article)   WASHINGTON — President Trump and his advisers have begun developing their own con

...that led to disengagement agreements between Israel and Syria, and Israel and Egypt. Compare it to James Baker's effort after the first Gulf War, an effort that led to the Madrid Peace Conference in 1...

3. Time for an Obama peace plan in Mideast
(News Room/Op Ed - 2014)
...company Kerry, given his popularity there. Meanwhile, Obama could enlist former secretary of state James Baker to help bring Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states aboard. That move would lend the initiat...

4. Do It Yourself, Senator Kerry
(News Room/Op Ed - 2013)
...d with both parties' personalities and behavioral patterns. Just pack your hand luggage and remember Jim Baker's eight regional rounds in 1991, which led to the successful Madrid Conference. Twenty-tw...

5. Why Not in Vegas?
(News Room/Op Ed - 2012)
... Kissinger, who built the post-1973 war disengagement agreements with Syria, Israel and Egypt; and James Baker, who engineered the Madrid peace conference. All of them knew that to make progress in th...

6. Ask James Baker
(News Room/Op Ed - 2011)
...   My advice to the Obama administration would be to consult with former Secretary of State James Baker, who achieved the unbelievable two decades ago when he brought together for the first tim...

7. A Plan for Peace That Still Could Be
(News Room/Op Ed - 2011)
... talks ended, various compromises in the 4 percent range have been floated by teams working at the James Baker institute at Rice University.)   But so much talk of percentages can be misleadi...

8. Lost Innocence
(News Room/News - 2011)
...the theft of lands really meant. "From the beginning, when we met with [Secretary of State James] Baker, we asked him to stop all settlements. He said the only way to stop them would be to star...

9. Please, Not Again
(News Room/Op Ed - 2010)
...g too long to the dogma that direct talks between Israel and the Palestinians are the way forward. James Baker, a former secretary of state, once said that America could not want peace more than the l...

...an final-status peace agreement to end the conflict. The women also met with PLC Member, Dr. Najat Abu Baker who spoke to them about the skills and knowledge needed for women in order to help them t...

...een the Israelis and Palestinians, according to a major report published earlier this month by the James Baker III Institute for Public Policy at Rice University. Baker, who served as President G...

By: Extracts from Jim Lobe's Foreign Policy Blog 22.02.2010  The James Baker III Institute for Public Policy at Rice University has published a major report entitled “Getting to the Terri

13. Hard Mideast Truths
(News Room/Op Ed - 2010)
...   One such Israeli policy is the relentless settlement of the West Bank. Two decades ago, James Baker, then secretary of state, declared, “Forswear annexation; stop settlement activity....

14. Hard Mideast Truths
(News Room/Op Ed - 2010)
...   One such Israeli policy is the relentless settlement of the West Bank. Two decades ago, James Baker, then secretary of state, declared, “Forswear annexation; stop settlement activity....

...n policy giants. They are former President Jimmy Carter; former Secretary of State and Treasury James A. Baker; former National Security Adviser to Presidents Ford and George H.W. Bush General Brent S...

...rning the protection of civilian populations under military occupation. Secretary of State James A. Baker III amplified on this in the US Letter of Assurances delivered to the Palestinians on the...

17. Baker's ghost in Cairo
(News Room/Op Ed - 2009)
By: Roger Cohen, NYT Op-Ed 04.06.2009 NEW YORK — I hope President Obama has been reading James Baker in preparation for his speech Thursday to the Muslim world. It was in the time of the forme

...rning the protection of civilian populations under military occupation. Secretary of State James A. Baker III amplified on this in the US Letter of Assurances delivered to the Palestinians on the...

19. Rahm Emanuel's Mideast Mission
(News Room/News - 2009)
...tees for $10 billion. Public ultimatums delivered at the time mainly by Bush's secretary of state, James Baker, irked many Israelis. But Edward Djerejian, who served under Baker and later became the a...

20. OBAMA'S AGENDA: Getting right with Israel
(News Room/Op Ed - 2008)
...his honor if he succeeds in brokering a peace agreement. Just ask Henry Kissinger, Jimmy Carter or James Baker. But he'll have done something quite remarkable for America - and in the process, despite...

21. The Middle East also wants a change
(News Room/Op Ed - 2008)
...East." This is detailed in the report submitted to Congress and the current U.S. president by James Baker (secretary of state and White House chief of staff for George Bush Sr.) and Lee Hamilton,...

22. The Annapolis Process
(Peace Library/The Annapolis Process)
...ent and After (2005) Baker Institute: Creating a Roadmap Implementation Process Under United States Leadership (2005...

23. Unofficial Papers
(Peace Library/Resources)
... to Leave Gaza 2005: Baker Institute: Creating a Roadmap Implementation Process Under United States Leadership ...

24. Official Reports and Statements
(Peace Library/Resources)
... 2006: Excerpt from the Baker-Hamilton Report Dealing with the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict ...

...from Gaza to Egypt, a fundamental precondition for a peace deal. The border remains closed. 17 — Baker-Hamilton Commission, May 2006: James Baker and Lee Hamilton’s commission, officiall...

26. Crafting the invitation to Annapolis
(News Room/Op Ed - 2007)
...umen, that document was the product of intensive shuttle diplomacy by then U.S. secretary of state James Baker, who understood that in order to ensure the success of the conference, he needed to artic...

27. Annapolis: The Day After
(News Room/Op Ed - 2007)
...y Group; Carla Hills, former U.S. Trade Representative under President George H.W. Bush; Nancy Kassebaum-Baker, former Senator; Thomas R. Pickering, former Under-Secretary of State; Brent Scowcroft, f...

...itiative-PPC held an open meting in Nablus, with the participation of Member of Parliament Dr. Najat Abu Baker. The event was attended by hundreds of the local residents. ...

...- especially in peace making. In contrast, recall sixteen years ago how then-Secretary of State James Baker approached the lead-up to the Madrid Conference. The goals that were set were much lower ...

...ed Olmert as saying. He spoke on condition of anonymity because the two leaders spoke privately. David Baker, an official in the PMO, said ahead of the talks that they would center on "the deve...

31. Israeli final status terms leaked
(News Room/Op Ed - 2007)
...esidence.   The two last met three weeks ago in the West Bank town of Jericho.   David Baker, the Israeli spokesman, declining to define the subjects discussed, said: "They spok...

32. A New Job for Tony Blair
(News Room/Op Ed - 2007)
...rm prospect for Mideast peace. There were bolder possible choices — think Bill Clinton or James Baker. But if Mr. Blair gets the job, in which he would also represent the United Nations, the ...

33. Peace Envoy Rice versus Secretary Rice
(News Room/News - 2007)
...s anti-American radicalism and feeds the mobilizing capacity of extremists. It is this argument that the Baker Hamilton Iraq Study Group made so persuasively in their Report and not the straw-man vers...

...really don’t believe that they can do anything good in the next two years. Do you think that the Baker-Hamilton recommendations are constructive? Yes, I do believe that their report is a ver...

35. President Jimmy Carter: a different view
(News Room/Op Ed - 2007)
...n a speech to the Council on Foreign Relations, said that if elected he might select Jimmy Carter, James Baker, or Bill Clinton as a special envoy to the Middle East. A firestorm of criticism from Jew...

...the Gulf, the US and Europe met in Madrid to mark the 15th anniversary of the conference convened by Jim Baker and the grown-up Bush after the first Iraq war. So the vacuum created by the administrati...

37. Assad's Road to Washington?
(News Room/Op Ed - 2007)
... If Bush is seeking peace in the Middle East, why not at least test Assad's sincerity, if not follow the Baker-Hamilton recommendation to urgently sponsor Israeli-Syrian peace negotiations?   ...

...y swiisinfo, interview Marc- Andre Miserez, 07.01.07 A Swiss expert on Middle East affairs says the Baker report should be a turning point in the war in Iraq but fears it will be largely ignored ...

39. Moving from crisis to hope
(News Room/Op Ed - 2007)
...waken opportunities for change. The tenuous cease-fire between Israelis and Palestinians, along with the Baker-Hamilton report conclusion that Arab-Israeli peace is an important part of bringing overa...

40. Study Some More
(News Room/Op Ed - 2006)
...report over Christmas. There are productive ways to use its recommendations. Barely two weeks old, the Baker-Hamilton Iraq Study Group Report is viewed by many as having already suffered crib death....

... the road to Middle East peace was through Baghdad, not Jerusalem. Now the Iraq Study Group led by James Baker says the opposite -- the road to peace in Baghdad and the rest of the Middle East must go...

By Marc- Andre Miserez , Swiss Info, 07.12.06 A Swiss expert on Middle East affairs says the Baker report should be a turning point in the war in Iraq but fears it will be largely ignored by the

43. Carter shares insight on peace in Mideast
(News Room/Op Ed - 2006)
...olitical leaders and Nobel Peace laureates at the time. And a public opinion poll conducted by the James Baker Institute found that it was supported by a majority of Israelis and Palestinians. That sp...

44. Send the Baker Commission to Gaza
(News Room/Op Ed - 2006)
...rank Wolf (R-Va.) and supported by such senior GOP figures as Sen. John Warner (R-Va.)—asked James Baker and Lee Hamilton to form the Iraq Study Group. The group, which is expected to offer poli...

45. Hamas force battles rivals in Gaza
(News Room/News - 2003-2005)
...internal rivals. Fatah seeks a two-state solution to end the conflict. (Additional reporting by Luke Baker in Jerusalem, Washington bureau)   ...

46. PLC Member Editorial: Arabic Newspaper Essay
(News Room/Op Ed - 2003-2005)
Tawfiq Abu Baker, Dar Al Hayat, 22.02.04 (Note: The following was translated from Arabic) Even those in the Palestinian and Arab media who oppose the Geneva Accords - and Arab satellite channels ope

...uot; said Edward Djerejian, a former U.S. ambassador to Israel and Syria and director of the Texas-based Baker Institute for Public Policy, which conducted the poll together with the International Cri...

48. An Accord to Remember
(News Room/Op Ed - 2003-2005)
...blished in the major Palestinian newspapers. More significant, a recent survey conducted by the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy at Rice University and the International Crisis Group in ...

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