This file photo shows former Egyptian President Anwar al-Sadat (L) as he shakes hands with former Israeli Premier Menachem Begin, as former U.S. President Jimmy Carter looks on 06 September 1978 at Camp David. The meetings led to a treaty between Israel and Egypt.
Aaron David Miller is a distinguished scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. His forthcoming book is titled Can America Have Another Great President?
Having spent the better part of two decades traveling the negotiator's highway, I've often thought about why some deals get made along the way and others don't. Granted, I've labored almost exclusively in the Middle East coal mines — an often bizarre, idiosyncratic, and exceptionally dysfunctional place where deals rarely, if ever, get done.
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, sits in the stands with his wife Ann Romney before start of a game between Boston Celtics and the Atlanta Hawks at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. Romney has said that he does not believe gay couples should marry.
A supporter of President Barack Obama holds a placard on May 10, 2012 near a private residence where Obama was attending a campaign fundraiser in Seattle. Obama voiced his support of gay marriage May 9, 2012 during an interview.
Originally published on Thu January 17, 2013 9:00 am
Randall Bramblett makes his second appearance on Mountain Stage, recorded live on the campus of the University of Georgia in Athens. Bramblett does many things well, both in this concert and on his albums.