Patrick Milton is a postdoctoral research fellow at Freie Universitat Berlin, working on early modern Europe. Michael Axworthy is Senior Lecturer at the University of Exeter and author, inter alia, of Revolutionary Iran. Brendan Simms is Professor in the History of International Relations, University of Cambridge and author, inter alia, of Europe: The Struggle for Supremacy, 1453 to the Present.
'This book, the product of extensive studies and discussions among western and regional scholars and policymakers, is an important first attempt to promote [an effective peace effort].' 'A lucid, critical discussion of how the historical example of the Peace of Westphalia might encourage more constructive solutions to current conflicts in the Middle East.' -- Peter Wilson 'This refreshing book brings out much-needed lessons for a Middle East in need of a new Westphalia.' -- Staffan de Mistura 'Milton, Axworthy and Simms provide policy-relevant answers to the questions that students of the Middle East have been asking since the Arab Spring. This book is comparative politics at its best.' -- Michael Kerr 'There has never been a more important time to think creatively about solutions to the problems gripping the Middle East. This study highlights the importance of history as a means of informing policy whilst recognising the value and limitations of a comparative approach.' -- Ali Ansari 'An insightful book. Milton et al transform reified concepts into a set of tools with which to take on the world's most vexing conflicts.' -- Borzou Daragahi