Does Syria Want Peace? Syrian Policy in the Syrian-Israeli Peace Negotiation

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VOL. 26

1996/97

No. 1
P. 42
Articles
Does Syria Want Peace? Syrian Policy in the Syrian-Israeli Peace Negotiation
ABSTRACT

By examining geopolitical factors, Hafiz al-Asad's overall political goals and strategies, his domestic and international constraints, and the evolution of his policies on peace with Israel, the author argues that Syria has always sought a just peace based on return of the Golan. The author is pessimistic, however, that the new Israeli government under Likud's Benjamin Netanyahu will accept such a settlement.