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Prof. Shibley Telhami

External Researcher

SHIBLEY TELHAMI has just been appointed to hold the Anwar Sadat Chair for Population, Development and Peace at the University of Maryland. He was formerly an Associate Professor of Government and Director of the Near Eastern Studies Program at Cornell University. Recently a visiting fellow at the Brookings Institute and at the Woodrow Wilson Center, he has taught at several universities including the Ohio State University, the University of Southern California, Princeton University, Columbia University, Swarthmore College, and the University of California at Berkeley, where he received his doctorate in political science. Among his publications are Power and Leadership in International Bargaining: The Path to the Camp David Accords (Columbia University Press, 1990); International Organizations and Ethnic Conflict, ed. with Milton Esman (Cornell University Press, 1995); and numerous articles on international politics and Middle Eastern affairs. He is currently writing a book, The Sources of the National Interest: The United States and the Middle East. Besides his academic activities, Professor Telhami has been active in the foreign policy arena. While a Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellow, he served as adviser to the U. S. delegation to the United Nations during the Iraq-Kuwait crisis, and was on the staff of Congressman Lee Hamilton. He has also been a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences study group that was instrumental in the informal negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians that led to the Declaration of Principles Agreement. In addition, he is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a member of the advisory committee of Human Rights Watch/Middle East.

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SSI books and monographs by Prof. Shibley Telhami

  • Assessing the Costs of Failure

    June 01, 1997

    Authored by Mr. Lawrence R. Velte, Prof. Shibley Telhami. Edited by Dr. Stephen C. Pelletiere.
    The two papers presented here are particularly timely, as the authors examine the likely effects of breakdown, or breakthrough, on America's broader regional interests, extending in particular to the Persian Gulf. As U.S. policies with respect to the Gulf and the Arab-Israeli peace process come under increasing stress, these authors elaborate linkages between them. They also make clear that the outcomes will have profound implications for U.S. security commitments and, potentially, future missions and deployments.