Caabu invites you to an online briefing on EU diplomacy and Israel-Palestine with author and academic Anders Persson on Tuesday 19 January 2021 at 2pm (UK time).
About the book:
Nearly 50 years since the European Foreign Ministers issued their first declaration on the conflict between Israel and Palestine in 1971, EU continues to have close political and economic ties with the region. Based exclusively on primary sources, this study offers an up-to-date overview of EU s involvement in the Israeli-Arab conflict since 1967. It utilises an innovative methodology to analyse keyword frequency in a sample of more than 2300 declarations and statements published in the Bulletin of the European Communities/European Union (1967 2009) as well as council reports and press interviews (2009 2018) to uncover broad patterns for qualitative analysis. The outcomes suggest that the Israeli-Arab conflict is more important to the EU than any other conflict, having been key to shaping EU s foreign policy overall.
About the speaker:
Anders Persson is a political scientist at Linnaeus University, Sweden, specialising in EU-Israel/Palestine relations. His primary research interest is the role of the European Union in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, which he has written four books about, including most recently his new book, EU Diplomacy and the Israeli-Arab Conflict, 1967-2019 and The EU and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict 1971-2013: In Pursuit of a Just Peace.
He has also published peer-reviewed articles in journals such as Journal of Common Market Studies, Mediterranean Politics, Journal of European Integration, Middle East Critique, Journal of Conflict Transformation and Security and New Middle Eastern Studies.
He is also a commentator for Swedish TV/radio/press on Israel-Palestine and contributes regularly to Haaretz, The Jerusalem Post, Al Jazeera English, Politico EU and EU Observer. He Tweets @82AndersPersson.