I had lunch with a dear friend today at which we discussed what’s going on in Gaza and potential Middle Eastern policy. Enlightening conversation.
What’s it really mean to be Israel’s friend and in such context, what positions do we take? Same with Palestinians – what do we tell them? Accountability? What are viable forms of democracy in tribal regions? Provoked a conversation about the outcomes of Russia’s glasnost and China’s emerging capitalism. Which people are better off today? What cultural issues indelibly influence the positions of each side in ways we probably don’t understand?
Perhaps the most complex geopolitical issue facing us today.