Unending Crisis: National Security Policy after 9/11

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In Unending Crisis, Thomas Graham Jr. examines the second Bush administration's misguided management of foreign policy, the legacy of which has been seven major--and almost irresolvable--national security crises involving North Korea, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, the Arab-Israeli conflict in Palestine, and nuclear proliferation. Unending Crisis considers these issues individually and together, emphasizing their interrelationship and delineating the role that the neoconservative agenda played in redefining ...

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Overview

In Unending Crisis, Thomas Graham Jr. examines the second Bush administration's misguided management of foreign policy, the legacy of which has been seven major--and almost irresolvable--national security crises involving North Korea, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, the Arab-Israeli conflict in Palestine, and nuclear proliferation. Unending Crisis considers these issues individually and together, emphasizing their interrelationship and delineating the role that the neoconservative agenda played in redefining the way America is perceived in the world today.

University of Washington Press

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What People Are Saying

Lt. General (USA Ret.) Robert Gard

A concise, well-written, and thoroughly documented account of how our country lost its moorings over the last decade, Unending Crisis is a must read for all concerned about the role of the United States in a changing world.

Richard Rhodes

A book of solid good sense and keen vision from one of our most experienced, dedicated diplomats.

General Lord Charles Guthrie

Ambassador Graham has written an authoritative and detailed account of the tortuous international negotiations over nuclear policy and how opportunities were squandered.

Sir Ronald Grierson

Political leaders and all those seeking to understand the complex history of nuclear diplomacy and attempts to limit the proliferation of weapons should read this book.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780295991702
  • Publisher: University of Washington Press
  • Publication date: 4/23/2012
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

As a U.S. ambassador, Thomas Graham Jr. was involved in the negotiation of major arms control agreements over the course of nearly 30 years. His publications include Common Sense on Weapons of Mass Destruction, Cornerstones of Security: Arms Control Treaties in the Nuclear Era, Disarmament Sketches: Three Decades of Arms Control and International Law, and Spy Satellites and Other Intelligence Technologies That Changed History.

University of Washington Press

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Table of Contents

Foreword Hans Blix vii

Acknowledgments xiii

Introduction xv

1 North Korea 3

2 Iran 29

3 Afghanistan 53

4 Pakistan 80

5 Iraq 107

6 Palestine 131

7 The Rule of Law 159

8 The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty 170

9 The Arab Spring 188

Conclusion 197

Epilogue 204

Notes 215

Glossary 226

Bibliography 249

Index 256

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