Munther J. Haddadin

Abstract: This paper reveals the role of the good offices of the United States to facilitate understanding between two enemies, Jordan and Israel, prior to the conclusion of a peace treaty between them in October 1994. It further addresses the basis of agreement on water-related matters between the two states, and the role water has played in triggering cooperation between these two former enemies. Lessons learned, from a Jordanian perspective, during the conflict, negotiations and post-conflict eras that lasted for decades are discussed, and a brief outlook to the future is presented.

DOI: 10.1080/02508060.2011.557996