Beyond War: Reimagining America's Role and Ambitions in a New Middle East

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Penguin, Apr 18, 2013 - Political Science - 240 pages
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A groundbreaking look at America’s role in the Middle East—from the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of A Rope and a Prayer

Distilling eleven years of expert reporting for the New York Times, Reuters, and the Atlantic, two-time Pulitzer Prize winner David Rohde presents an incisive look at the calamitous privatization of the war on terror. Beyond War is a clarion call for change in American policies and attitudes toward a rapidly changing Middle East. Rohde argues that using lethal force is necessary at times, but economic growth and Muslim moderates —not American soldiers—will eradicate militancy in the long term. Vast mistakes have been made, but it is not too late. By scaling back our ambitions, focusing on economics and working with Muslim moderates, we will achieve more.

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BEYOND WAR: Reimagining American Influence in a New Middle East

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A stirring account of where American Middle East policy has gone wrong.Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Rohde (Endgame: The Betrayal and Fall of Srebrenica, 1997, etc.), a Reuters and ... Read full review

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David Rohde is a columnist for Reuters and the Atlantic. A former reporter for the New York Times, he is a two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the author of Endgame and, with Kristen Mulvihill, A Rope and a Prayer. He lives in New York City.

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