The Stakes: America in the Middle East / Edition 1

The Stakes: America in the Middle East / Edition 1

by Shibley Telhami
     
 

ISBN-10: 0813342198

ISBN-13: 9780813342191

Pub. Date: 12/23/2003

Publisher: Basic Books


Could the United States defeat Al-Qaeda but still lose the broader war on terrorism? In The Stakes, Shibley Telhami, one of America's most in-demand commentators on the Middle East, provides a concise and penetrating analysis that explains Arab and Muslim attitudes toward the United States and shows why there is much reason for concern. In an insightful,…  See more details below

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Could the United States defeat Al-Qaeda but still lose the broader war on terrorism? In The Stakes, Shibley Telhami, one of America's most in-demand commentators on the Middle East, provides a concise and penetrating analysis that explains Arab and Muslim attitudes toward the United States and shows why there is much reason for concern. In an insightful, passionate, yet balanced analysis, Telhami shows why the Arab-Israeli conflict remains central to the war on terrorism and to international stability, and considers the consequences of a post-war Iraq: its effect on Middle Eastern politics and American foreign policy, the recovery of the region, and its future with the rest of the world. The Stakes provides a well-reasoned, calm analysis that will be essential reading for anyone who wonders where America should go from here, amid the dangers and opportunities in the ever-volatile Middle East. Updated with a new epilogue.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813342191
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publication date:
12/23/2003
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
901,530
Product dimensions:
5.66(w) x 8.04(h) x 0.62(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1Understanding the Terrorist Threat1
2"Why Do They Hate Us So Much?"37
3Does Public Opinion in the Middle East Matter?67
4The Role of the Arab-Israeli Issue95
5The Role of the Persian Gulf Region131
6The Prudence of Compassion167
Epilogue185
Notes195
Index199

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