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Quandt, William B.

Works: 108 works in 317 publications in 4 languages and 14,457 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author, Speaker, Author of introduction, Editor
Classifications: DS119.7, 327.73056
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Most widely held works by William B Quandt
Peace process American diplomacy and the Arab-Israeli conflict since 1967 by William B Quandt( )
33 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in English and held by 3,371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this timely new edition of Peace Process, William B. Quandt analyzes how each U.S. president since Lyndon Johnson has dealt with the complex challenge of brokering peace in the Middle East, from the 1967 Arab-Israeli war to the death of Yasir Arafat. This classic work has now been updated to reflect recently declassified U.S. government documents and other published materials relating to the Johnson, Nixon, and Clinton presidencies, and to carry the story through George W. Bush's first term. The most comprehensive account of the Middle East peace process in print, the book places the current situation in historical context and point to possible ways out of the impasse between Israelis and Palestinians. The text is complemented by extensive documentary appendixes containing significant treaties, resolutions, and speeches, which are available on the Brookings Institution's website. - Publisher
Between ballots and bullets Algeria's transition from authoritarianism by William B Quandt( )
8 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and French and held by 1,749 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This book on Algeria looks at both the erosion of the authoritarian model and the difficulties of making a transition to democracy. Within the past decade, Algeria experienced one of the most promising experiments of opening up the political system and allowing a remarkable degree of freedom. That initial effort failed, however, when poorly designed elections were won by an Islamist party that was unacceptable to the military. The subsequent explosion of political violence has cost at least 75,000 lives in recent years. Despite this deep crisis there are reasons to believe that Algeria may emerge from its turmoil with a consensus on the need to respect pluralism and to accept the basic rules of democratic politics."--Jacket
Camp David : peacemaking and politics by William B Quandt( Book )
8 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 1,247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The politics of Palestinian nationalism by William B Quandt( Book )
18 editions published between 1973 and 1978 in 3 languages and held by 1,127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Decade of decisions : American policy toward the Arab-Israeli conflict, 1967-1976 by William B Quandt( Book )
15 editions published between 1967 and 1977 in 3 languages and held by 967 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lektor Quandt analyserer formuleringen af amerikansk politik over for den arabisk-israelske konflikt
Saudi Arabia in the 1980s : foreign policy, security, and oil by William B Quandt( Book )
7 editions published in 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 911 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Middle East : ten years after Camp David ( Book )
11 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and Arabic and held by 832 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Revolution and political leadership: Algeria, 1954-1968 by William B Quandt( Book )
11 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The United States and Egypt : an essay on policy for the 1990s by William B Quandt( Book )
11 editions published between 1900 and 1990 in English and held by 575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Energy security in the 1980s : economic and political perspectives : a staff paper by Douglas R Bohi( Book )
6 editions published in 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Saudi Arabia's oil policy : a staff paper by William B Quandt( Book )
5 editions published in 1982 in English and Spanish and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The comparative study of political elites by William B Quandt( Book )
10 editions published between 1969 and 1970 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The topic of leadership has long been at the center of studies of politics. Classical political theorists were deeply concerned by questions both of who should govern, and of who in fact did rule. Recent scholarship on political elites has also focused on both of these questions, with normative theorists often asking how representative political leaders are of their societies, while their empiricist counterparts have tried to discern those characteristics of politicians that would suggest explanations and predictions of attitudes and behavior. (Author)
The Algerian crisis : policy options for the West by Andrew J Pierre( Book )
7 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The superpowers and the Middle East : regional and international politics, 1955-1967 by Fawaz A Gerges( Book )
3 editions published between 1972 and 1994 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is an excellent first book by a young Lebanese scholar. He brings analytical sophistication and detailed knowledge of a wide variety of sources to bear on a crucial period when the Cold War was being fought out in the Middle East. He is quick to note that neither the United States nor the Soviet Union was particularly successful in exerting its influence in the region. In addition, the local powers quickly learned to exploit the superpower rivalry. He also vividly conveys how the Israeli challenge exacerbated inter-Arab relations. Finally, relying on Arabic sources, he gives a glimpse into the internal decision-making of Egypt and other Arab states, noting that they often overestimated their importance to outside powers. This well-researched and objective study is a welcome addition to serious history written by Middle East scholars from the region. -- from Foreign Affairs (May/June 1995)
Palestinian nationalism: its political and military dimensions by William B Quandt( Book )
8 editions published in 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Soviet policy in the October 1973 war by William B Quandt( Book )
4 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In examining the role of the Soviets in the October 1973 War, the author seeks to provide an understanding of Soviet capabilities for dealing with an acute international crisis. Evidence suggests that the Soviet objectives were to maintain their credibility as a superpower capable of defending the interests of its clients, and to avoid direct military confrontation with the United States. The Soviets quickly developed a policy designed to minimize the risks of an Arab defeat and a superpower confrontation. They adapted to the unfolding events on the battlefield by alternately emphasizing diplomatic efforts to end the fighting on terms favorable to their clients and sending arms to prevent a military debacle. As the situation worsened for the Arabs, the Soviets pressed for a rapid end to hostilities. Their tactical intelligence, as well as their overall assessment of the military balance, appears to have been of comparatively high quality
In conversation with the presidents' men ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Alexander Haig: Served under 6 U.S. Presidents: military attachée to Gen. McArthur during the Korean War; Chief of Staff under Richard Nixon, Commander of Chief of Nato for 6 years; Personal advisor to Lyndon B Johnson and Gerald Ford, Secretary of Stte under Ronald Reagan (83 to 85). Based on the 3-part documentary Secrets Of State, this behind-the-scene series uncovers the secret history of American diplomacy - from the Bay of Pigs to Vietnam or the Gulf War - through talks with the most influential men behind the presidents. Whether they occupied the posts of Secretary of Sate, Director of the NSC or the CIA, this is an account in their own words of their actions, their points of view. A fascinating insight into US foreign policy. -- Arthur Schlesinger: Personal advisor to John F Kennedy (61 to 63) and Lyndon B Johnson (64). -- Ben Bradlee: Newsweek journalist and advisor to JFK, Editor of the Washington Post (68 to 73). -- Zbigniew Brzezinski: This documentary, by director William Karel, is about Zbigniew Brzezinski. -- Henry Kissinger: NSC advisor & Secretary of State under Nixon and Carter (69 to 77), Nobel Peace Prize. -- James Baker: Campaign director for Gerald Ford (76), reorganizes the NSC in 83, personal advisor to Ronald Reagan (83 to 87), campaign director for George Bush in 88, Secretary of State under George Bush (89 to 92). -- Laurence Eagleburger: Deputy to H. Kissinger at the NSC, personal advisor to Richard Nixon, NSC advisor to George Bush during the Gulf War and Secretary of State under George Bush in 92. -- Richard Perle: Under Secretary of State at the Defense, Deputy of Caspar Weinberger (66 to 68). -- Robert McFarlane: Chief of Staff under Richard Nixon, Commander during the Vietnam War, Member of the NSC, personal advisor to Ronald Reagan for the Middle East (83 to 85). -- Robert McNamara: Defense Secretary under John F Kennedy and Lyndon B Johnson (61 to 68). -- William Quandt: NSC advisor for the Near East under Nixon (70 to 73) and Jimmy Carter (77 to 80)
Egypt's Islamist movement : a new political and economic force by Yahya M Sadowski( Book )
2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
United States policy in the Middle East : constraints and choices by William B Quandt( Book )
5 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"An examination of past policy, the nature of present constraints on the policymaker, and prospects for improving U.S. policies in the Middle East in the 1970s. In addition to choices available to the United States in the Arab-Israeli zone, policies are discussed for dealing with problems in the inter-Arab context, in North Africa, in the Northern Tier, and in the Persian-Arabian Gulf. The dilemma for today's policymaker: how can the United States exert some influence in each of these areas without becoming so deeply involved that negative effects are produced? There are no easy answers. However, a clearer understanding of past policies may help to improve those of the future. A misunderstanding of regional political forces and a simplistic adherence to inappropriate lessons of the past were primarily responsible for short-sighted policies that led to deterioration of relations with the Arab world."--Rand abstracts
Egypt : a strong sense of national identity by William B Quandt( Book )
5 editions published between 1985 and 1989 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Quandt, William Baver.
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English (166)
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