Middle East Progress

A new initiative from the Center for American Progress. They say:

Middle East Progress helps develop and highlight practical approaches to and voices involved in managing — and resolving — the Arab-Israeli conflict, with a primary focus on achieving a sustainable, secure, democratic Palestinian state alongside sustainable, secure, and democratic Israel. We believe such action will improve U.S., Israeli, and regional security, and America’s global standing, and reflects the will and aspirations of a vast majority of Israelis and Arabs living the conflict every day.

I say: Good for CAP. If I have one major criticism of their organization it's that it's struck me as unduly reluctant to take on issues that provoke serious disagreement within the Democratic Party camp, with things related to Israel and things related to trade being noteworthy examples. Those kind of issues, however, are exactly the ones where the world needs more think tanking to be done.