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‘The Absence of Grand Strategy’

MESH invites selected authors to offer original first-person statements on their new books—why and how they wrote them, and what impact they hope and expect to achieve. Steve A. Yetiv is a professor of political science at Old Dominion University. His new book is The Absence of Grand Strategy: The United States in the Persian [...]

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Arabs for Obama?

From Tamara Cofman Wittes I’m in Doha for the 5th Annual U.S.-Islamic World Forum—my fourth year at this annual confab (organized by my fine colleagues in the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution) that brings together Americans with Muslims from Nigeria to Malaysia and everywhere in between. This year we’ve included [...]

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Memo from Gulfistan

From Martin Kramer Martin Kramer made these remarks at the 8th Herzliya Conference on January 21. Lately it has been said that the Arabs are in a panic over the growing power of Iran. We are told that Arab rulers so fear the rise of Iran that this fear has eclipsed all others—it’s the sum [...]

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The American footprint

From MESH Admin When President Bush set out for the Arab countries of the Persian Gulf, he might have been briefed on the U.S. military footprint in the region. A useful inventory is provided in a November paper by James A. Russell, a Gulf analyst and senior lecturer in the Department of National Security Affairs, [...]

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