Edward Luttwak is an old schoolmate of mine, and he has gone on to establish a notable career as an academic and a consultant to governments. He has published on matters of strategy, security, and international affairs. Often controversial, always outspoken, one of his consistent messages has been that the interference of powers and outside interests in the Israel-Palestine situation has often only been counterproductive and has impeded any final settlement. In this interview he extends this idea to the wider Middle East conflict. It is worth listening to. It’s a fresh breath of honesty. –>Click here to go to the recording of the interview.