In this volume, a collection of U.S. and Middle Eastern scholars, experts, diplomats, journalists, and decision-makers - some from the front lines of the fight against terror - discuss the Middle Eastern dimension of the antiterror campaign. Topics include the impact of September 11 on the Arab-Israeli arena, the various strategies adopted by Middle Eastern states in meeting their home-grown extremist challenge, the problems and prospects of maintaining an antiterror coalition, and the role of democracy as an antidote to the region's political ills.
The proceedings from the October 2001 conference in Leesburg, Virginia contain remarks from panel discussions on topics like: fighting terrorism, Middle Eastern regime strategies, Israel and Palestine, influences in American foreign policy, Middle East terrorist groups, weapons of mass destruction, anti-terror coalitions, and of course, September 11. Contributors include scholars, journalists, and governmental, military, and intelligence officials. There is no index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)