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READ â uicksand As done before by showing how our strategies unfolded over the entire century and across the entire region We've persistently misread the intentions and motivations of every major player in the region because we've insisted on viewing them through the lens of our own culture hopes and fears Most administrations since Eisenhower's have adopted their own doctrine for the Middle East and almost every doctrine has failed precisely because it's a doctrine a template into which events on the ground refuse to fit Geoffrey Wawro's peerless and remarkably lively history is key to understanding our errors and the Middle East at last on its own term. Aptly named and somewhat depressing in the cynical self serving and short sighted pursuit and abuse of power by just about everyone involved None of the parties in the Middle East come off looking good for the past 100 years and I do mean none The Israelis have committed just as many acts of overt terrorism and the Arabs and the Americans have been just as willing as the Russians or the British to stage anti democratic coups when it suited them while the real king is named Oil And we are all hostages to it

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READ â uicksand Geoffrey Wawro approaches America's role in the Middle East in a fundamentally new way by encompassing the last century of the entire region rather than focusing narrowly on a particular country or era The result is a definitive and revelatory history whose drama tragedy and rich irony he relates with unprecedented verve Wawro combed archives in the United States and Europe and traveled the Middle East to unearth new insights into the hidden motivations backroom dealing and outright espionage that shaped some of the most tumultuous events of the last one hundred years Wawro offers piercing analysis of iconic events from the birth of Israe. This is a history of our foreign policy in the Middle East during the last 100 years While those relations aren t always smooth Wawro s history does demonstrate that largely our goals and actions have reflected the pressures of the times Following World War II 2 common threads knitted their way through the fabric of the region the need to forge alliances to counter Soviet ambitions toward warm water ports and the persistent coercion of Israeli security concerns And oil I d heard before and Wawro confirms that 34s of the known US reserves in the ground were used to power the Allied militaries during the war So securing the Saudi oil fields for strategic interests was vital to our Cold War policy That obviously continues today One of the interesting things the author does is compare the events of the present to the past to show how little things have changed To me the book was shaped like a cornucopia Wawro s narration narrow at the beginning of the 20th century but widening out as it nears the present until it spills a rich harvest of fact analysis and detail about the last 2 decades of turmoil during 2 Ira wars 911 and the war in Afghanistan The lessons are as current and immediate as your daily paper But Wawro is historian than reporter and is able to follow the story down the long decades to relate it with insight and to explain with honesty how weaknesses of leadership or overreach or strength displayed by the many personalities involved Arab American and European have lent weight to the picture of influences and conflict we see in the Middle East today His conclusions are grim

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READ â uicksand L to the death of Sadat from the Suez crisis to the energy crisis from the Six Day War to Desert One from Iran contra to the wars in Ira and Afghanistan and the rise of al aeda Throughout he draws telling parallels between America's past mistakes and its current uandaries proving that we're in today's muddle not just because of our old errors but because we keep repeating those errorsAmerica has juggled multiple commitments and conflicting priorities in the Middle East for nearly a century Strands of idealism and ruthless practicality have alternated and sometimes run together in our policy uicksand untangles these strands as no history h. Although I felt the author was somewhat biased this book is an excellent review of Middle east history foibles and uestionable diplomacy It helped me better understand why so much of the current diplomatic efforts are so complicated and often fruitless Good read


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    READ & DOWNLOAD µ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Ù Geoffrey Wawro (PDF NEW) [uicksand] ñ Geoffrey Wawro Everybody should be made to read this book Wawro offers insight into the Middle East from the early 1900's till today He meticulously cites every piece of evidence he presents the last 100pgs of the book is all notes and citations However this book is extremely long 612 pgs and is uite indepth Wawro seemed to leave no detail out even when it was needed The book can be confusing if you don't keep all the names straight o

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    Geoffrey Wawro Ù 9 READ READ & DOWNLOAD µ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Ù Geoffrey Wawro (PDF NEW) [uicksand] ñ Geoffrey Wawro This book is a stellar read I think its strength is that its analysis is right down the middle The book is able to give enough historical background while bringing analysis to current conditions The author does have some criticisms of Israel and American policy but not in a manner that I would find problematic as I suspect some other reviewers here do

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  • Hardcover
  • 720
  • uicksand
  • Geoffrey Wawro
  • English
  • 08 November 2020
  • 9781594202414