Quagmire: America in the Middle East
by Leon T. Hadar
Publisher: Cato Institute 1992
Number of pages: 252
The Washington foreign policy establishment demands that the United States remain the dominant power in the Middle East. Hadar concludes that it is time for the United States to disengage from the region and adopt a policy of benign neglect. Quagmire points the way to a stable and prosperous future for all peoples of the Middle East.
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by Barry Rubin - Smashwords
The title was chosen in great sincerity because the theme here is to explain how the region's modern history really is a tragedy. Terrible mistakes were made; the wrong roads were chosen. Bloodthirsty ideology took hold ...
by David Aaron - RAND Corporation
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by Sami G. Hajjar - Strategic Studies Institute
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by Ted Galen Carpenter (ed.) - Cato Institute
Despite the US' quick military victory, many disturbing questions remain about our involvement in the Persian Gulf region. The contributors to this book believe there must be a full national debate on the rationale for America's new world order.