Few contemporary diplomats can claim greater expertise on the Middle East – particularly on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict – than Ambassador Dennis Ross, who has played various major roles in shaping American policy there for decades. In an exclusive conversation with The Octavian Report, he shares his thoughts on the enduring but fraught relationship between America and Israel, the challenges of the peace process and the precarious position of Israel, and the broader geo-strategic forces at play in the region.
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Ambassador Dennis Ross is counselor and a fellow at The Washington Institute for Near East Policy. He served as special Middle East coordinator for President Bill Clinton and was instrumental to a number of peace accords, and also served under Presidents Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush and Barack Obama.