Mr Ahmad Khalidi
Ahmad Samih Khalidi is currently editor-in-chief of the Journal of Palestine Studies (Arabic edition) published by the Institute for Palestine Studies (Beirut). He got his BA from Oxford and his PhD from King’s College, London. He served as advisor to the Palestinian delegation at the Madrid/Washington peace talks in 1991-1993 and as senior advisor on security to the Cairo-Taba PLO-Israeli talks in 1993. He was co-chair of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences project on Israeli-Palestinian security in 1993-1995 and Associate Fellow of the Middle East program at Chatham House (Royal Institute for International Affairs) in 1995-96. He has been active in Palestinian politics and Track-2 activities for over thirty years. He has been a senior advisor to PA Presidents Arafat and Abbas and has served as consultant on Middle East Affairs to various European governments. He has written widely on Middle Eastern political and strategic affairs in both English and Arabic including and his books (co-written with Hussein Agha) include Syria and Iran: Rivalry and Cooperation (Chatham House, 1995) Track-2 Diplomacy; Lessons from the Middle East (MIT Press, 2003) and A Palestinian National Security Framework (Chatham House, 2006).
Some recent contributions include: