L. Carl Brown, emeritus professor of history at Princeton University, selects and reviews books on the Middle East for each issue of Foreign Affairs.
From January/February 2012:
Cook concludes that although Egypt’s future remains very much in doubt, the United States should “take a hands-off approach as Egyptians build a new political system on their own terms.”
With a fine objectivity, Reynolds draws on both Ottoman and Russian sources and reveals how the actions and attitudes of the two declining empires shaped the post-imperial paths of Turkey and the Soviet Union.
Was there ever a strategic triangle linking Israel, Turkey, and the United States? If so, has it become troubled? Those questions are addressed in this useful volume by experts on the foreign policies of the three countries and the domestic politics that shape those foreign policies.