PSR's Strategic Analysis Unit focuses on three areas of national interest: foreign policy, national security, and Israeli-Palestinian negotiations. The foreign policy program examines critical issues facing the emerging Palestinian state in its relations with major international actors. The program seeks to coordinate its activities with the relevant official Palestinian bodies, particularly the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation. 

Palestine's relations with the US and Europe is one of the current interests of the program. Topics for discussion include Palestinian-American and Palestinian European relationships in the post-peace era with special emphasis on security relationship, economic assistance, and other areas of mutual cooperation as well as challenges. 
Palestine's relation with Israel is another SAU interest. Topics of discussion here include security relationship, future political and economic relationships, psychological impediments to a lasting peace, implementation of peace agreements, and mutual challenges and problems facing the two neighbors. 

The national security program focuses on post-peace problems including the identification and examination of sources of security threats, self-defense measures, and defense budget. The program on Palestinian-Israeli negotiations involves background research, policy analysis, and meetings, involving academics, policy-makers, experts, parliamentarians, and leaders of political factions examining issues of final status negotiations.

Table of Contents:

Changing the Status Quo: What directions for Palestinians?

September 2015-March 2016  

 Final ReportKhalil Shikaki

 Peaceful Popular Resistance, is it a Feasible OptionDr. Sufian Abu Zaida

----Comments by: Qais Abd al-Karim & Mr. Jamal Zakout

 Asynchronous and Inseparable Struggles for Rights and a Political End-Game Mr. Sam Bahour

----Comments by: Mr. Mohammad Daraghmeh & Mr. Radi Jarai 

 Making Negotiation Viable, Dr. Ali Jarbawi

----Comments by: Dr. Ayman Daraghmeh & Dr. Azmi Shuaibi

 The Prospect for Palestinian Economic Boycott of Israel: Forms and DifficultiesMr. Raja Khalidi 

----Comments by: Mr. Fajr Harb & Dr. Ghassan Khatib

 Is It Possible to Suspend Security Coordination?  Mr. Hani al-Masri 
----Comments by: Dr. Naser al-Shaer & Dr. Husam Zomlot

The Day After

Day After Expert Papers 

Palestinian-Israel Negotiations:

Road Map: (Arabic only)

Second Intifada:

Gaza Withdrawal: (Arabic only)