As a new administration reshapes American security policy, a leading scholar of U.S. foreign relations and national security reviews the most critical problems facing the Middle East, and the United States policy and actions to address them.
Donald M. Snow is professor emeritus at the University of Alabama where he taught courses on international relations, American defense policy, and foreign policy. He is the author of numerous textbooks including Cases in U.S. National Security, U.S. Foreign Policy, Back to the Water’s Edge, Fifth Edition and Regional Cases in U.S. Foreign Policy, Second Edition.
Chapter 1: National Interests and American Involvement in the Middle East
Chapter 2: The Contentious Middle East
Chapter 3: The Special Relationship: Israel
Chapter 4: The Tragedy and Dilemma of Stateless Peoples: Palestine
Chapter 5: The Tragic Fate of Stateless People II: Kurdistan
Chapter 6: The Syrian Pivot After the Civil War
Chapter 7: The Chaotic Shiite Crescent: Iran, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon
Chapter 8: The Mini-Cold War Struggle: Iran and Saudi Arabia
Chapter 9: The Forever Wars: Iraq and Afghanistan
Chapter 10: Navigating the Geopolitical Spider’s Web
Chapter 11: Challenges for the New Administration