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The STAT project engages Palestinian and Israeli experts in Track II Diplomacy through a joint think tank forum to develop recommendations for advancing the peace process.
About the Strategic Thinking and Analysis Teams (STAT)
The goal of the ‘Strategic Thinking and Analysis Team’ meetings is twofold: first, IPCRI aims to facilitate Track II Diplomacy by creating an environment encouraging participants to generate pragmatic solutions to the conflict’s political realities. Second, meetings allow experts to debate existing research and ideas, and then brainstorm new and innovative suggestions to advance the peace process. IPCRI presents the meeting’s conclusions and in policy recommendations. However, STAT meetings are not open to public and we do not publish names of participants, in order to maintain confidentiality; this confidentiality allows all speakers to state their true opinions without fear of political backlash.
Participants in STAT meetings include current and former ministers, politicians and officials from Israel and the Palestinian Authority, leaders of prominent local NGOs, academics, businessmen and other experts.
Where we stand now
STAT meetings are currently funded by Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) and between 2012-2013, IPCRI hosted eight meetings. Topics included: Revisiting the Paris Protocols, Collective Rights of Palestinians and Israelis, the Effects of Remaining in the Status Quo, Energy and Environmental Policies, Import and Export between Israel and Palestine and the Role of Media on Perpetuating the Conflict. The STAT meetings are supported by KAS - Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Israel.