Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Rashid Khalidi explains the impact of the Cold War on the current Middle East Conflicts

While usually followed by controversy, there can be little doubt about the soundness of Rashid Khalidi’s arguments that today’s Middle East conflicts are, in large measure, shaped by the Cold War. In his new book Sowing Crisis: The Cold War and American Dominance in the Middle East Khalidi shows how the global conflicts now playing out in the Middle East were significantly shaped and exacerbated by the Cold War era, and that any successful peace process must begin with a through understanding of these historical antecedents.

My conversation with Rashid Khalidi:

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