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The Struggle for Peace in the Middle East
The Struggle for Peace in the Middle East
By Mahmoud Riad
Quartet Books, 1982, 392 pp
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Mahmoud Riad, Egypt's Foreign Minister from 1964 through 1971 and later Secretary General of the Arab League, gives his side of the diplomatic exchanges on the Arab-Israeli conflict, especially those with the Americans and the Russians. The details of negotiations and verbatim reports of conversations, without citations but obviously with documents or diaries at hand, make this an important book. Distrust of U.S. policy suffuses Riad's thinking then and now, his particular bête noire being Henry Kissinger.