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The Resource A path out of the desert : a grand strategy for America in the Middle East, Kenneth M. Pollack

A path out of the desert : a grand strategy for America in the Middle East, Kenneth M. Pollack

Label
A path out of the desert : a grand strategy for America in the Middle East
Title
A path out of the desert
Title remainder
a grand strategy for America in the Middle East
Statement of responsibility
Kenneth M. Pollack
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The greatest danger to America's peace and prosperity, notes Middle East policy analyst Pollack, lies in the political repression, economic stagnation, and cultural conflict within Arab and Muslim nations. By inflaming political unrest and empowering terrorists, these forces pose a direct threat to America's national security. The impulse for America might be to turn its back in frustration over the Bush administration's mishandling of the Iraq War and other engagements. But such a move, Pollack asserts, will only exacerbate problems. He counters with the idea that we must continue to make the Middle East a priority in our policy, but in a humbler, more humane, more realistic, and more cohesive way. He argues that the greatest problem has been Washington's persistent unwillingness to make the sustained effort needed to help the people of the Middle East overcome the crippling societal problems facing their governments and societies.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
327.73056
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DS63.2.U5
LC item number
P67 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
A path out of the desert : a grand strategy for America in the Middle East, Kenneth M. Pollack
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [443]-516) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
America's interests in the Middle East -- The problems of the modern Middle East -- The threats we face from the Middle East -- The core of a grand strategy for the Middle East -- A region of crises -- Looking farther down the path
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xlv, 539 p.
Isbn
9781400065486
Isbn Type
(hardcover : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2008004328
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn191758460
  • (OCoLC)ocn378872781
Label
A path out of the desert : a grand strategy for America in the Middle East, Kenneth M. Pollack
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [443]-516) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
America's interests in the Middle East -- The problems of the modern Middle East -- The threats we face from the Middle East -- The core of a grand strategy for the Middle East -- A region of crises -- Looking farther down the path
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xlv, 539 p.
Isbn
9781400065486
Isbn Type
(hardcover : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2008004328
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn191758460
  • (OCoLC)ocn378872781

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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