Joel PetersJoel Peters is a Policy Fellow at the Mitvim Institute and is a Professor of Government and International Affairs in the School of Public and International Affairs, Virginia Tech University. He specializes in the field of conflict resolution, and is also a senior research fellow at the Center for the Study of European Politics and Society (CSEPS) and an affiliate professor in the Department of Politics and Government, both at Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel. His research interests and publications cover Israeli foreign policy, the Arab-Israeli peace process, and Europe's relations in the Middle East. He is currently completing a book on contemporary Israeli foreign policy since the end of the Cold War. He has been an active participant in various informal Israeli-Palestinian track II meetings on issues ranging from Jerusalem, refugees, borders, economic development and regional security. He is the lead editor of the Routledge Handbook the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict and the author of Uneasy Neighbors: Israel and the European Union (with Sharon Pardo); Israel and the European Union: A Documentary History (with Sharon Pardo); Israel and Africa: The Problematic Friendship. 

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