In R. Fisher (Ed.), Paving the way: Contributions of interactive conflict resolution to peacemaking. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2005.
Since the early 1970s, my colleagues and I have been actively engaged in track–two efforts designed to contribute to the resolution of the Israeli–Palestinian conflict. Our work has primarily involved the intensive application to this conflict of the concepts and methods of interactive problem solving (Kelman, 1998b, 2002), which is my particular variant of interactive conflict resolution. Interactive problem solving is an unofficial, third–party approach to the resolution of international and intercommunal conflicts, derived from work of John Burton (1969, 1979, 1984, 1987) and anchored in social–psychological principles (Kelman, 1997a).