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    • 25.07.13 | 14:30 (IDT)

    that the Oslo process failed because it was seeking a resolution based on incremental steps rather than going for a full and final settlement. When you take the slower route you give time for the parties to continue to shift their positions, for arguments to break out over what was and was not agreed at an earlier time and even for the actual participants to change according to domestic political circumstances. A resolution can only hope to be achieved if both parties are prepared to go for a full and final settlement in one fell swoop. Otherwise the more contentious issues will continue to be sidelined to a later time which eventually must arrive and can then sabotage all the good work that may already have been done.

    from the article: Peace is reached by bicycle, not motorcycle
    First published 03:16 25.07.13 | Last updated 03:16 25.07.13
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