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Joseph Chamie has recently stepped down as Research Director at the Center for Migration Studies, New York and Editor of the International Migration Review. Formerly, he was the Director of the United Nations Population Division. He had been with the United Nations in the field of population and development both overseas and in New York for more than a quarter century. Among other major duties, he was the deputy secretary-general for the 1994 United Nations International Conference for Population and Development. In addition to completing numerous population studies issued under United Nations authorship, he has also published studies in his own name in such areas as fertility, population estimates and projections, international migration and population and development policy. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a trustee of the Migration Policy Institute.
Simple Solutions to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
The focus of the essay is a highly sensitive and important topic. In highlighting some of the complexities of the issue, my piece presents five tongue-in-cheek "modest proposals" for resolving the conflict -- and then explores the feasibility of a few more-realistic options.