An ironic connection exists between the so-called Middle East Peace Process and the risks of regional nuclear war. Although the creation of Palestine from the Israeli lands of Judea, Samaria (West Bank) and Gaza is widely expected to reduce tensions and prevent conflict, its more likely effect will be to encourage both war and terrorism. Indeed, if expanding violence were left to escalate, the creation of Palestine could even spawn the use or exchange of nuclear weapons.
Louis R. Beres, After the "Peace Process:" Israel, Palestine, and Regional Nuclear War, 15 Penn St. Int'l L. Rev. 301 (1997).