Tinderbox: U.S. Foreign Policy and the Roots of Terrorism

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Zed, 2003 - Political Science - 264 pages
This policy-relevant study of US Foreign policy, written in the light of September 11, examines US actions since the 1970s in the critical geographical arena of the Middle East. It argues that the more that the US has militarized the region, the less secure have the American people become. The US faces a stark contrast: to continue imposing a Pax Americana, or to promote real peace based on human rights, international law and sustainable development.


The Militarization of the Middle East
The Persian Gulf
The IsraeliPalestinian Conflict
The Rise of Extremist Islamic Movements
Responding to the Threat of Terrorism
Towards A New Middle East Policy
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Stephen Zunes is an associate professor of Politics and chair of the Peace & Justice Studies Program at the University of San Francisco. He also serves as a senior policy analyst and Middle East editor for the Foreign Policy in Focus Project and as a research associate at the Center for Global, International and Regional Studies at the University of California - Santa Cruz.

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