The Stakes: America in the Middle East / Edition 1

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Overview


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.
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What People Are Saying

Jimmy Carter
"Shibley Telhami has become a voice of reason on American policy toward the Middle East."
Brent Scowcroft
"A significant contribution to our national discussion and eventual understanding of a vital part of the world."
General
William Quandt
"Americans now have a guide through the complex issues that confront our country in the Middle East."
Theodore M. Hesburgh
"I highly recommend this fine book for all of its wisdom and balance."
Rev., President Emeritus, Notre Dame
Kenneth Waltz
"Everyone concerned with terror, conflict, and America's role in the region should read this book."
Columbia University
Alexander L. George
"This book should be immediately read and pondered by top-level administration officials, their advisors...and all concerned citizens."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813342191
  • Publisher: Basic Books
  • Publication date: 12/23/2003
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 5.66 (w) x 8.04 (h) x 0.62 (d)

Meet the Author


Shibley Telhami is Anwar Sadat Professor for Peace and Development at the University of Maryland and a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Saban Center at the Brookings Institution. A frequent contributor to the nation's television, radio, and print media, he is currently a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a member of the Board of Directors of Human Rights Watch.
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Table of Contents

Preface
1 Understanding the Terrorist Threat 1
2 "Why Do They Hate Us So Much?" 37
3 Does Public Opinion in the Middle East Matter? 67
4 The Role of the Arab-Israeli Issue 95
5 The Role of the Persian Gulf Region 131
6 The Prudence of Compassion 167
Epilogue 185
Notes 195
Index 199
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