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The Middle East

Author: Debra A Miller
Publisher: Detroit : Greenhaven Press, ©2008.
Series: Current controversies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines the following issues: Why is the Middle East a Conflict Area? ;Should the United States Withdraw Its Troops from Iraq? ; Can the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict be Resolved? ; Should the United States Be Involved with the Problems of the Middle East?
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Middle East.
Detroit : Greenhaven Press, ©2008
(OCoLC)768242798
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Debra A Miller
ISBN: 9780737739602 0737739606 9780737739619 0737739614
OCLC Number: 166391089
Description: 224 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Foreword --
Introduction --
ch. 1. why is the Middle East a conflict area? --
The Middle East : an overview / Subhash Kapila --
U.S. pursuit of oil and natural gas resources creates conflict in the Middle East / Michael T. Klare ; interviewed by Julian Brookes --
Water is a major source of conflict in the Middle East / Piers Moore Ede --
Israeli violence against Palestinians creates conflict in the Middle East / Jeremy Salt --
Continuing Palestinian terrorism against Israel creates conflict in the Middle East / Mortimer B. Zuckerman --
Islamic extremism causes terrorist violence in the Middle East / Paul Marshall --
Islamic sectarianism increases the risk of conflict in the Middle East / Vali Nasr --
U.S. actions in the MIddle East fuel the conflict between Islam and the West / The Economist. ch. 2. Should the United States withdraw its troops from Iraq? --
Chapter preface --
Yes : The United States should withdraw its troops from Iraq --
The Iraq War has failed / Ibrahim M. Oweiss --
The Iraq War has increased the threat of terrorism / Jean-Louis Bruguiere --
The costs of the Iraq War are astronomical / Andrew Stephen --
The Iraq War does not improve U.S. energy security / Jerry Landay --
Permanent U.S. bases in Iraq will only worsen the terrorist threat / Thomas Gale Moore --
No : the United States should not withdraw its troops from Iraq --
The United States can still succeed in Iraq / Frederick W. Kagan and Kimberly Kagan --
The 2007 U.S. troop surge in Iraq is making progress / Max Boot --
The Bush Administration is building an embassy and permanent bases in Iraq to protect U.S. interests there / Kevin Zeese. ch. 3. Can the Israeli-Palestinian conflict be resolved? --
Chapter preface --
Yes : The Israeli-Palestinian conflict can be resolved --
The Arab-Israeli conflict can be resolved / International Crisis Group --
The Palestinians are ready for peace if Israel will negotiate / Daoud Kuttab --
The Arab Peace Initiative versus the culture of confrontation / Ami Isseroff --
No : The Israeli-Palestinian conflict cannot be resolved --
Palestinians' desire to destroy Israel prevents a peaceful settlement to the Arab-Israeli conflict / Dennis Prager --
American/Israeli preconditions have blocked the peace process / Seth Ackerman --
Israel plans to keep the occupied territories because of their vital water resources / Isabelle Humphries --
Foreign interests do not want the Arab-Israeli conflict to be resolved / Joel Bainerman. ch. 4. Should the United States be involved with the problems of the Middle East? --
Chapter preface --
Yes : The United States should be involved with the problems of the Middle East --
The vital interests of the United States are at stake in the Middle East / Doug Edelman --
Only the United States can broker peace between Israel and the Palestinians / Stephen D. Hayes --
No : The United States should not be involved with the problems of the Middle East --
Continued U.S. intervention in the Middle East promotes anti-Americanism and terrorism / Leon Hadar --
U.S. military actions in the Middle East do not promote security / Patrick Seale --
The U.S. war in Iraq Is hurtling the Middle East toward World War IV / Justin Raimondo --
Organizations to contact --
Bibliography --
Index.
Series Title: Current controversies.
Responsibility: Debra A. Miller, book editor.
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Examines the following issues: Why is the Middle East a Conflict Area? ;Should the United States Withdraw Its Troops from Iraq? ; Can the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict be Resolved? ; Should the United States Be Involved with the Problems of the Middle East?

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