America's Middle East Policy: Kissinger, Carter and the Future


Malcolm Kerr gives a critical exposition of the two major opposing trends that shaped U.S. policy in the Middle East in the 1970s: The "Cold Warriors," headed by Henry Kissinger, view Middle East questions from a narrow angle of competition with the Soviet Union for client states, while the "Regionalists," typified by George Ball, look toward a solution that would be based primarily on the particular character of Middle East problems and U.S. interests.

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A leading American scholar on the Middle East, Malcolm KERR taught at the American University of Beirut, the American University of Cairo and the University of California (Los Angeles). At the UCLA he was also Dean of Social Sciences. Kerrs last position was president of the American University of Beirut where he was cruelly assassinated in January 1984.


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