ABOUT THE ABRAHAM ACCORDS PEACE INSTITUTE
The Abraham Accords Peace Institute is a non-partisan, U.S.-based, non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the implementation and expansion of these historic peace agreements. The mission of the Institute is to strengthen the new bonds created through the Abraham Accords and ensure that these relationships achieve their fullest potential.
The Accords’ first year success continues to highlight to potential future signatories not only the possibility of such advances, but the necessity of such for their own economic prosperity and the stability of the region. The Institute is the primary platform for disseminating the progress made through the Accords and the development of new opportunities for growth by convening and leveraging both public and private sector entities and organizations for discussion, planning, and cooperation.
Providing leadership toward a measurable increase in connectivity and prosperity among Abraham Accords members, the Institute works to further enable bilateral and multilateral economic and cultural progress and opportunity by demonstrating private-sector investment and tangible U.S. commitment to bridge business-to-government obstacles and focus resources to address critical gaps to sustain and expand ties.
In close partnership with all public and private sector entities engaged in advancing the Accords, the Institute partners with all who seek to further the relationships among its members, and build bridges between public and private efforts working to establish the required bilateral foundations, which will make multilateral solutions possible.
On a daily basis, the Institute will nurture and develop existing relationships with key regional leaders, partnerships with like-minded organizations, and bipartisan support required to sustain consensus endorsement of the Accords. To ensure the Abraham Accords reach their full potential of reducing conflict, the Institute will pursue four pillars:
1. Grow Regional Trade
The Abraham Accords will lead to tremendous economic opportunities, which will increase prosperity and quality of life in the participating countries. As commercial ties grow, so will the strength of the bonds between the countries and their people.
2. Increase Tourism
Tourism is a key driver of stronger bilateral relations, understanding between people, and commercial activity. Every tourist who takes a flight between these previously disconnected countries becomes part of the blossoming story of peace and cultural connectivity bringing their experiences back to their communities.
3. Foster Relationships
The Abraham Accords will engender dialogue aimed at new understanding between bring historically alienated regional ethnic and religious groups. For more than 70 years, in the absence of robust interpersonal connections, baseline beliefs in previously disconnect countries, have been shaped as much by myth as reality. Reuniting Muslims, Jews, and Christians in warm tolerance is an essential component of the Abraham Accords.
4. Attract New Abraham Accords Signatories
The Institute will promote normalization as a means to growing regional stability. Before the founding of the modern State of Israel, the narrative surrounding relations between Arabs and Israelis has been coopted and mischaracterized by leaders with ulterior motives. By joining the Abraham Accords, signatory countries indicate a commitment to regional stability, economic prosperity, and a brighter future.
Meet the Executive Director
Robert Greenway, President and Executive Director
Robert Greenway has more than 30 years’ experience in public service culminating as the senior U.S. government official responsible for developing, coordinating and implementing U.S. government policy for all of the Middle East…Read More
Maps of the Middle East have historically depicted the region as the center of the world’s trade. For decades, this ancient leg of the Silk Road facilitating trade, economic, cultural, political, and religious links between East and West was severed due to political disagreements and a culture of distrust that threatened regional economic development and international peace and security. The Abraham Accords, and the new connections which are now possible as a result, provide an unprecedented opportunity to reorient market access and global transportation hubs enabling improved efficiency and the establishment of trusted supply chains on terms favorable to the United States and its partners.Impact