The Transparent Cabal

Author: Stephen J. Sneigoski
Publisher: IHS Press
ISBN: 1605700223
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Although it is generally understood that American neoconservatives pushed hard for the war in Iraq, this book forcefully argues that the neocons' goal was not the spread of democracy, but the protection of Israel's interests in the Middle East. Showing that the neocon movement has always identified closely with the interests of Israel's Likudnik right wing, the discussion contends that neocon advice on Iraq was the exact opposite of conventional United States foreign policy, which has always sought to maintain stability in the region to promote the flow of oil. Various players in the rush to war are assessed according to their motives, including President Bush, Ariel Sharon, members of the foreign-policy establishment, and the American people, who are seen not as having been dragged into war against their will, but as ready after 9/11 for retaliation.

Neoconservatism and American Foreign Policy

Author: Danny Cooper
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136892192
Format: PDF, ePub
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At the time of America’s 2003 invasion of Iraq, the term "neoconservative" was enjoying wide currency. To this day, it remains a term that engenders much debate and visceral reaction. Exploring the historical significance of this ongoing movement and its impact on American foreign policy traditions, this book will be of great interest to all scholars of foreign policy, American politics and American history.

The Arab Israeli Conflict in American Political Culture

Author: Jonathan Rynhold
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316241157
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This book surveys discourse and opinion in the United States toward the Arab-Israeli conflict since 1991. Contrary to popular myth, it demonstrates that US support for Israel is not based on the pro-Israel lobby, but rather is deeply rooted in American political culture. That support has increased since 9/11. However, the bulk of this increase has been among Republicans, conservatives, evangelicals, and Orthodox Jews. Meanwhile, among Democrats, liberals, the Mainline Protestant Church, and non-Orthodox Jews, criticism of Israeli policies toward the Palestinians has become more vociferous. This book works to explain this paradox.

Road to Iraq

Author: Muhammad Idrees Ahmad
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748693041
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The Iraq war "e; its causes, agency and execution "e; has been shrouded in an ideological mist. Now, Muhammad Idrees Ahmad dispels the myths surrounding the war, taking a sociological approach to establish the war's causes, identify its agents and describe how it was sold. Ahmad presents a social history of the war's leading agents "e; the neoconservatives "e; and shows how this ideologically coherent group of determined political agents used the contingency of 9/11 to overwhelm a sceptical foreign policy establishment, military brass and intelligence apparatus, propelling the US into a war that a significant portion of the public opposed. The book includes an historical exploration of American militarism and of the increased post-WWII US role in the Middle East, as well as a reconsideration of the debates that John Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt sparked after the publication of 'The Israel lobby and US Foreign Policy'.

The Emergency State

Author: David C. Unger
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0143122975
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A member of the Council on Foreign Relations provides an analysis of America's narrow-minded focus on security in the years since World War II that has become huge, unwieldy and a detriment to democracy and the economy. 30,000 first printing.

Israeli Exceptionalism

Author: M. Alam
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230101372
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This book discusses the small band of European Zionists, who entered the world stage in late 19th century, determined to create a Jewish state and considers how, at that time in Europe, Jewish-Gentile frictions were local problems, whilst today in Israel they have come to form the pivot of global conflict.

America Alone

Author: Stefan Halper
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521674607
Format: PDF
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An in-depth critique of the Bush administration and the Iraq war argues that when America's immense military power is used unwisely by neo-conservative radicals that dominate the national security process, it can fracture global stability.

Global Security Watch Iran

Author: Thomas R. Mattair
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 027599483X
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Mattair analyzes Iran's relations with its immediate neighbors and major world powers. He covers Iran's foreign relations from the time of its ancient founders, through the rule of Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi, which ended with the revolution of 1978-1979, and through the years of the Islamic Republic of Iran that have followed.

Spy Trade

Author: Grant F. Smith
Publisher: Inst for Research
ISBN: 9780976443711
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"Spy Trade" exposes the trail of a vast smuggler network funneling stolen and illegally purchased surplus World War II arms to Jewish fighters in Palestine, revealing the long-term impact of a newly declassified "third scandal" that began in the 1980s in the midst of both the Iran-Contra affair and the Jonathan Pollard espionage incident.

Winning the Unwinnable War

Author: Elan Journo
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 9780739135426
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Eight years after 9/11 and in the shadow of two protracted U.S. military campaigns in the Middle East, the enemy is not only undefeated but emboldened and resurgent. What went wrong_and what should we do going forward? Winning the Unwinnable War shows how our own policy ideas led to 9/11 and then crippled our response in the Middle East, and it makes the case for an unsettling conclusion: By subordinating military victory to perverse, allegedly moral constraints, Washington's policy has undermined our national security. Owing to the significant influence of Just War Theory and neoconservatism, the Bush administration consciously put the imperative of shielding civilians and bringing them elections above the goal of eliminating real threats to our security. Consequently, this policy left our enemies stronger, and America weaker, than before. The dominant alternative to Bush-esque idealism in foreign policy_so-called realism_has made a strong comeback under the tenure of Barack Obama. But this nonjudgmental, supposedly practical approach is precisely what helped unleash the enemy prior to 9/11. The message of the essays in this thematic collection is that only by radically re-thinking our foreign policy in the Middle East can we achieve victory over the enemy that attacked us on 9/11. We need a new moral foundation for our Mideast policy. That new starting point for U.S. policy is the moral ideal championed by the philosopher Ayn Rand: rational self-interest. Implementing this approach entails objectively defining our national interest as protecting the lives and freedoms of Americans_and then taking principled action to safeguard them. The book lays out the necessary steps for achieving victory and for securing America's long-range interests in the volatile Middle East.