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Leading scholars and policy advisors provide comprehensive and authoritative coverage of historical, contemporary, and theoretical issues of Us foreign policy in the Middle East, updated with a new chapter covering the events of the Arab Spring and its aftermath

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David W. Lesch is professor of Middle East history at Trinity University. Dr. Lesch is the author or editor of twelve books, includingSyria: The Fall of the House of Assad, The Arab-Israeli Conflict: A History,1979: The Year that Shaped the Modern Middle East, and The Arab Spring: Change and Resistance in the Middle East with coeditor Mark L. Haas.

Mark L. Haas is professor in the Political Science Department and the Graduate Center for Social and Public Policy at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh. He has written numerous articles and is the author or editor of four books, includingThe Clash of Ideologies: Middle Eastern Politics and American Security; The Ideological Origins of Great Power Politics, 1789-1989; and The Arab Spring: Change and Resistance in the Middle East with coeditor David W. Lesch.

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"This book is indispensible for scholars and policymakers interested in understanding America s past and current involvement in the Middle East. The essays are authoritative, compelling, and engaging. Collectively, they represent some of the smartest analysis on how the United States and the Middle East got where they are today."
Toby C. Jones, Rutgers University
"Historical reviews blend with modern events to provide students with an outstanding survey central to discussions and insights about the entire region."
"The Midwest Book Review"
"An indispensible resource for understanding contemporary US policies in the region.This volume remains an authoritative resource for practitioners and academics, for students in courses in US foreign policy or Middle Eastern history, and for the general reading public. Highly recommended.
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"This book, the best single work dealing with the relationship between the United States and the Middle East, has been updated to include new chapters on Turkey and Afghanistan, and new material that addresses important aspects of this fraught relationship, notably the Arab-Israeli conflict and the successive crises in the Gulf. With these additions, it remains a timely and useful work."
Rashid Khalidi, Director, Center for International Studies, University of Chicago
"David Lesch is to be commended for bringing about an important contribution to the literature on United States foreign policy in the Middle East. This book belongs in every university library, and it will serve as an outstanding secondary reader for classes on United States foreign policy."
"Digest of Middle East Studies"
"This volume makes a solid contribution to understanding the successes and mistakes [of the United States] in this critical region. Invaluable for courses on Middle East history, politics, and international relations."
"Choice"
"An excellent survey of the region and a welcomed addition as a reader on courses in U.S. foreign policy or Middle Eastern history."
"Journal of Third World Studies"
"A welcome collection."
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