President Barack Obama inherits an Israeli-Palestinian confrontation in Gaza and a broader Arab-Israeli conflict that seem to defy resolution.
Former U.S. negotiator Aaron David Miller reflects on what Obama needs to know as he treads into that troubled region.
Miller served in the Department of State as an adviser to six Secretaries of State, where he helped formulate U.S. policy on the Middle East and the Arab-Israeli peace process. In 2008, Miller published his fourth book, "The Much Too Promised Land: America's Elusive Search for Arab-Israeli Peace."
He spoke last week at the City Club of Cleveland.