'Road Map won't work cause PA are liars'

Written by Ryan Jones

The US-backed Road Map peace plan had no real chance of success because Israel wasrepparttar only signatory living up to its side ofrepparttar 144221 agreement, former US House of Representatives Speaker Newt Gingrich wrote recently.

“Diplomacy is important and has a vital role to play [in solvingrepparttar 144222 Israeli-Arab conflict], but its function must be different thanrepparttar 144223 Oslo process andrepparttar 144224 Road Map suggest,” Gingrich argued inrepparttar 144225 summer edition of Middle East Quarterly.

“The focus on Israeli-Palestinian diplomacy cannot work when one side has a leadership that does not deliver on its word.”

The 2008 presidential hopeful noted that “in order for diplomacy to work, negotiators must be honest brokers willing to keep commitments,” an area in which Gingrich notedrepparttar 144226 Palestinian Authority leadership was lacking.

“Diplomacy should not be used as political checkmate while one side keeps its word, andrepparttar 144227 other side willfully disregards its promises to gain political advantage,” he wrote.

Gingrich calledrepparttar 144228 Road Map, which was largely formulated byrepparttar 144229 Bush Administration, a “product of a period of failure now past,” and urged Washington, “It is time to move on.”

He saidrepparttar 144230 basis for Israeli-Arab peace “should berepparttar 144231 destruction ofrepparttar 144232 terrorists,” and that negotiations should cease untilrepparttar 144233 Palestinian Authority fulfilled its decade-old commitment to disarm and dismantlerepparttar 144234 terrorist infrastructure operating out of areas under its control.


Written by Eldonna Lendor

The Caribbean Single Market and Economy (CSME) involvesrepparttar free flow of labour, goods and capital among participating Caribbean Community (CARICOM) members states. The emergence, of this single market means that legal and administrative restrictions affecting trade, labour and technology withinrepparttar 143827 CARICOM region will generally be a thing ofrepparttar 143828 past.

But one ofrepparttar 143829 greatest advantages is that it will encourage intra-regional trade and allow CARICOM states to negotiate as a single entity. This will afford them a better opportunity to influence policies concerning global trade. Perhapsrepparttar 143830 region may soon be a force to reckon with inrepparttar 143831 next round of World Trade negotiations.

The major issue for each state is whether its existing businesses and workforce can surviverepparttar 143832 increased competition when businesses that are more successful enterrepparttar 143833 local market. Many states are uncertain as to whether their local economy can surviverepparttar 143834 transition. From all indications, it appears thatrepparttar 143835 CSME is about survival. Businesses that do not haverepparttar 143836 resources or capacity to compete will surely whither away. States that fail to develop their capacity must prepare to deal with economic calamity.

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