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Security In The Middle East: Regional Change And Great Power Strategies
Security In The Middle East: Regional Change And Great Power Strategies
Edited by Samuel F. Wells, Jr., and Mark Bruzonsky
Westview Press, 1987, 366 pp
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This volume, sponsored by the Wilson Center, has no one clear message; it has several, all worth pondering, from a number of authors. Containing brief studies of the situation and policies of key countries in the region, as well as think pieces on current problems and conflicts in the Arab-Israeli area and in the Gulf, it is a kind of comprehensive guidebook pointed to policy issues and options at the time of writing (early and mid-1980s), as well as those likely to be the challenges of the future. The contributors (mostly Americans) are realistic and independent in their judgments, un-influenced by the myths propagated by interested parties or by governments, including their own.