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The Resource Losing the long game : the false promise of regime change in the Middle East, Philip H. Gordon

Losing the long game : the false promise of regime change in the Middle East, Philip H. Gordon

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Losing the long game : the false promise of regime change in the Middle East
Title
Losing the long game
Title remainder
the false promise of regime change in the Middle East
Statement of responsibility
Philip H. Gordon
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Language
eng
Summary
"The definitive account of how regime change in the Middle East has proven so tempting to American policymakers for decades-despite never achieving the far-reaching aims of its proponents-and how it's finally time to forge a new path forward. "Must reading-by someone who saw it first-hand--for all interested in America's foreign policy and its place in the world." -Robin Wright Since the end of World War II, the United States has set out to oust governments in the Middle East on an average of once per decade-in places as diverse as Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan (twice), Egypt, Libya, and Syria. The reasons for these interventions have also been extremely diverse, and the methods by which the United States pursued regime change have also been highly varied, ranging from diplomatic pressure alone to outright military invasion and occupation. What is common to all the operations, however, is that they failed to achieve their ultimate goals, produced a range of unintended and even catastrophic consequences, carried heavy financial and human costs, and in many cases left the countries in question worse off than they were before. Philip H. Gordon's Losing the Long Game is a thorough and riveting look at the U.S. experience with regime change over the past seventy years, and an insider's view on U.S. policymaking in the region at the highest levels. It is the story of repeated U.S. interventions in the region that always started out with high hopes and often the best of intentions, but never turned out well. No future discussion of U.S. policy in the Middle East will be complete without taking into account the lessons of the past, especially at a time of intense domestic polarization and reckoning with America's standing in world"--
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1962-
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Gordon, Philip H.
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • United States
  • Middle East
  • Regime change
  • Middle East
  • Middle East
  • Diplomatic relations
  • Politics and government
  • Regime change
  • Middle East
  • United States
Target audience
general
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Losing the long game : the false promise of regime change in the Middle East, Philip H. Gordon
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"A Council on Foreign Relations book" -- title page
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : the regime change temptation -- Original sin : Iran, 1953 -- "We won" : Afghanistan, 1979-92 -- "We have turned a corner" : Afghanistan, 2001 -- "Mission accomplished" : Iraq, 2003 -- "The transition must begin now": Egypt, 2011 -- "We came, we saw, he died" : Libya, 2011 -- "Assad must go" : Syria, 2011 -- Conclusion : why regime change in the Middle East always goes wrong
Control code
1130391469
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
358 pages
Isbn
9781250217035
Lccn
2020024211
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1130391469
Label
Losing the long game : the false promise of regime change in the Middle East, Philip H. Gordon
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A Council on Foreign Relations book" -- title page
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : the regime change temptation -- Original sin : Iran, 1953 -- "We won" : Afghanistan, 1979-92 -- "We have turned a corner" : Afghanistan, 2001 -- "Mission accomplished" : Iraq, 2003 -- "The transition must begin now": Egypt, 2011 -- "We came, we saw, he died" : Libya, 2011 -- "Assad must go" : Syria, 2011 -- Conclusion : why regime change in the Middle East always goes wrong
Control code
1130391469
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
358 pages
Isbn
9781250217035
Lccn
2020024211
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1130391469

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