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Unformatted text preview: KGB influence in the Middle East. The discovery of oil in the Middle East following WWII drew the attention of world powers. The author also mentions how the battle for popular government, democracy vs. communism, played a major role in the developments of that region. The book focuses too much on American interests in the Middle East and not the whole picture. Brand's focus throughout the majority of his work is the Israeli conflicts with the Arabs and the how the United States played a role in the engagements. The title of the book does not live up to the historiography of the work. The author glosses over the Russian/Afghan invasion and the rise of the Mujahedeen. While many people would agree the creation of United States international policy in the Middle East would be analogous to finding your way through a labyrinth, Brand's work only lightly touches on the many precarious issues American policy has dealt with....
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This note was uploaded on 09/22/2011 for the course HIST 5010 taught by Professor Coumbe during the Spring '11 term at Austin Peay.
- Spring '11
- Cold War