[A Path Out of the Desert A Grand Strategy for America in the Middle East] E–pub É Kenneth M. Pollack

A Path Out of the Desert A Grand Strategy or America in the Middle East

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Indigenously driven internationally assisted transformation reform stagnant economies improve education systems devise a workable legal system education systems devise a workable legal system democratic principles allow culture to come to grips with globalizationSince the time of Mohammed the Arab world has translated ewer to grips with globalizationSince the time of Mohammed the Arab world has translated ewer into Arabic than Spain translates into Spanish in a yearIf revolt occurs when expectations of a better life and reality diverge then almost every Middle Eastern country is pre revolutionary but that stage can last a long "time Governments know that there is a risk to reform raise expectations then unable to deliver Practically speaking this book puts "Governments know that there is a risk to reform raise expectations then unable to deliver Practically speaking this book puts middle east book I ve read into perspective even though I m not American Superb analysis many surprising small data although sometime a bit repetitive all into typical IR s phraseology This book is like a crash course of Middle East Politics I am only a ew chapters in but this is a great book to help you interpret the Middle East through all dimensions Creative diplimatic approaches are presented making this one of the best books to read about the MidEast Peace Process that I ve come accross. N he spent seven years in the CIA as a Persian Gulf military analyst He is the author of The Threatening Storm The Persian Puzzle Arabs at War and Things Fall Apart He lives in Washington DC From the Hardcover edition.
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The direct result of inadeuate US policies in the past particularly those of the Bush 43 administration as Pollack refers policies in the past particularly those of the Bush 43 administration as Pollack refers it that probably aggravated and accelerated the unrest and instability in the area seen today Pollack s main theme basically a consistent policy of constructive engagement a carrot and stick approach perhaps even in concert with China the other soon to be major superpower is still worth studying and remembering If "the Middle East ever settles down rom the current turmoil the principles outlined will still be a useful guide The "Middle East ever settles down Gray Bishop from the current turmoil the principles outlined will still be a useful guide The regimes will undoubtedly be lessriendly to the US but due to an insatiable appetite or oil in the US they will need to be dealt Withand Pollack S Path Would Make A Pollack s Path would make a oundation Any subtitle that includes Grand Strategy and discusses the Middle East has set a high hurdle but Pollack does well to provide a air minded account of our options He describes himself as a liberal internationalist or moral and strategic reasons and claims that every time we ignore the Middle East the region comes back to haunt us so let s work out a strategySummary of his Grand Strategy is a gradual. Nal Security Council where he was the principal working level official responsible or implementation of US policy toward Ira Iran and the states of the Arabian Peninsula Prior to his time in the Clinton administratio. ,
I read this book at a particularly ascinating #time late ebruary and march of 2011 each # Late February and March of 2011 Each when I read another chapter it seemed the day s actual events had just rendered the strategy outlined by Mr Pollack in that section moot The wave of revolutions large and small sweeping the Middle East as of this writing represent the worst case scenario Pollack outlines if the US does not aggressively pursue a coherent and consistent strategy there However despite the major theme of the book literally becoming obsolete as I pursue a coherent and consistent strategy there However despite the major theme of the book literally becoming obsolete as I it was still a very worthwhile undertaking The deep history of the politics of each country and insight into the motivations behind them is very valuable To be reading the section on Syria on the "very day that the government was gunning down protesting citizens was not only "day that the government was gunning down protesting citizens was not only bit surreal but added greatly to my understanding of the big picture It also confirmed my observation that television news in particular but even some mainstream Internet news sites are very shallow if not outright misleading in their coverage It is plain that the very unpalatable choices Renovate: Changing Who You Are by Loving Where You Are faced by the US in response to today s events are. Kenneth M Pollack is the director of research at the Saban Centeror Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution From 1995 to 1996 and Gaffer from 1999 to 2001 he served as directoror Persian Gulf affairs at the Natio. .