THE IMPACT OF THE ‘ARAB SPRING’ ON FATAH-HAMAS RELATIONS AND ON ISRAELI-PALESTINIAN RELATIONS
Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011
Khalil Shikaki is the Director of the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research in Ramallah, on the West Bank. His surveys of Palestinian opinion over the past 20 years have made leaders across the political spectrum uncomfortable at one time or another, but they are widely regarded as the authoritative standard. Likewise, his organization is now doing important work on the state of opinion and on government openness throughout the Arab world. Shikaki completed a doctorate in political science at Columbia in 1985; besides the reports on some one hundred public opinion surveys, he is the author of numerous papers on the conflict in publications such as Foreign Affairs and The Journal of Palestine Studies. Among numerous other special reports, he was one of the two principal co-authors of Strengthening Palestinian Public Institutions (Council of Foreign Relations 1999) and of Palestinian and Israeli Public Opinion: the Public Imperative in the Second Intifada (Indiana Un. Press, 2010).
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