America's Challenges in the Greater Middle East: The Obama by S. Akbarzadeh

By S. Akbarzadeh

The center East has been the center-piece of yankee international coverage for many years. As President Barack Obama faces carrying on with wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the nuclear debate in Iran and the ever present Israeli-Palestinian clash, the way forward for this quarter is once more firmly within the overseas highlight. America’s demanding situations within the better heart East charts U.S. coverage in the direction of key heart jap states and evaluates the influence of the present Administration’s regulations. This edited quantity brings jointly scholarly opinion from a various variety of world-recognized specialists and is the definitive textual content at the Obama Administration’s engagement with this risky, but politically important, a part of the realm.

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C h a r l e s W. D u n n e Damascus also served as the main base in exile for the Iraqi Ba’ath party, which used meeting places and safe houses in the country to plan attacks and actively encourage the Sunni insurgency. Frederic Wehrey, Dalia Dassa Kaye, Jessica Watkins, Jeffrey Martini, and Robert A. Guffey, The Iraq Effect: The Middle East after the Iraq War (Santa Monica, CA: Rand Corporation, 2010), 1ff. , 47, 152ff. html. (Accessed on June 27, 2010). Lawrence S. Eagleburger, Vernon E. , Edwin Meese III, Sandra Day O’Connor, Leon E.

In their view, the Shia-dominated government of Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki has been entirely too close to Iran, Saudi Arabia’s most threatening rival. S. S. ”23 Shortly before Iraq’s national elections in March 2010, the Saudis invited their preferred Iraqi leader, the secularist former prime minister Ayad Allawi, to a meeting with King Abdullah that was widely reported in the regional news media. indd 41 5/16/2011 1:21:41 PM 42 Thom a s W. S. military drawdown continues. 24 Energy Policy The issue here is not the price of oil; the Saudis were embarrassed when they were unable to control the price surge that roiled the global oil markets in 2008 because they want the price of oil to remain within reach of consumers.

L i p p m a n we have gone through. 9 Such blunt criticism from a prominent Saudi closely aligned with the regime was unusual. Alireza, a senior member of a longestablished merchant family, was expressing a view often advanced by Saudis when they are pressed about citizen participation in government: we do have citizen participation, just in a different form. The “consent of the governed” (to use an American term) is not ascertained only through elections, they argue, and anyway, if our leaders were chosen in free elections, the United States would probably not like the outcome.

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