Last updated on: 2/5/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

Ian J. Bickerton, PhD Biography

Title:
Associate Professor of Middle Eastern and United States History at the University of New South Wales
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
Reasoning:

“The current outstanding issues between Israel and the Palestinians were identified and delineated at Oslo, and much of what has happened since has been the attempt to work out those matters. Most commentators agree that the creation of a Palestinian state alongside Israel in the future is inevitable. However, the boundaries of the Palestinian and Israeli states, and the relationship between the two entities -- and their neighbors -- are far from clear. The major concerns of both sides revolve around security, the status of Jerusalem, the future of the Jewish settlements in the territories, the return of, or compensation owed to, the Palestinian refugees, and water resources.”

A Concise History of the Arab-Isareli Conflict, 2002

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Researches and has published widely on United States foreign relations (China, Israel and the Middle East), the Arab Israeli conflict, and the Gulf War.
Education:
  • PhD, Claremont Graduate School, CA
  • MA, Kansas State University
  • BA, Adelaide University
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. How Many Jews from Arab Countries Became Refugees following the First Arab-Israeli War?
  2. What Effect Did the Cold War Have on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?