Ralph Nurnberger

Dr. Ralph Nurnberger taught courses on history and international relations at Georgetown University for 38 years. He was named professor of the year by the Graduate School of Liberal Studies in 2003. He previously served as a professional staff member on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Nurnberger was the first director of Builders for Peace, an organization established to support the Middle East Peace process through economic and social development.

Saudi-Qatar Reconciliation Provides New Opportunities for the Biden Administration

The incoming Biden administration was presented with a most welcome development when it was announced on January 4 that an agreement has been reached to end the three-year rift between Qatar and Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain. On November 27, the Financial Times carried a long report headlined “Saudi Arabia seeks to resolve Qatar crisis as a ‘gift’ to Joe... Continue Reading

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The Winners and Losers of Israel’s Normalization Deal With Morocco

On December 10, Israel and Morocco agreed to normalize relations. Israel has been trying to normalize relations with Arab-majority countries for decades. The process began in 1979 with Egypt. In 1994, Jordan followed. In recent months, Israel has normalized ties with the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Sudan. The Abraham Accords: A Chance to Rethink the Arab-Israeli Conflict READ... Continue Reading

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Qatar Is Set for Its First National Elections

President-elect Joe Biden’s foreign policy will be anchored in the traditional pursuit of America's international role and interests. Biden has had a lengthy career in the Senate, where he served as the chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee. He also served as vice president under Barack Obama for eight years. Biden’s many speeches and comments indicate he supports democratic values in... Continue Reading

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