War and Peace in the Middle East: A Concise History

Table of content:

1. The Post-Ottoman Syndrome
2. Succeeding John Bull
3. America Between Arabs and Israelis
4. Realpolitik in the Gulf
5. Tilting Toward Iraq
6. Desert Shield and Desert Storm
7. Madrid and After
8. Pax Americana
Notes on Sources


The politics of the Middle East often seem complex to the point of mysteriousness. How can Americans decipher the latest diplomatic tilt, rumor of war, or threat to oil supplies? Where will the Middle East's centuries old quest for self-determination lead?

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