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Innocent Abroad: An Intimate Account of American Peace Diplomacy in the Middle East

3.78  ·  Rating Details ·  36 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Making peace in the long-troubled Middle East is likely to be one of the top priorities of the next American president. He will need to take account of the important lessons from past attempts, which are described and analyzed here in a gripping book by a renowned expert who served twice as U.S. ambassador to Israel and as Middle East adviser to President Clinton.

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ebook, 528 pages
Published January 6th 2009 by Simon & Schuster
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Christopher
As the winds of the Arab Spring wind down and current Secretary of State John Kerry makes his push for peace in the Middle East, he would do well to learn from the lessons of the Clinton administration, the last real attempt by the U.S. to bring about a lasting peace in the region. Fortunately for us, Martin Indyk, two-time U.S. ambassador to Israel and key Middle East advisor during the Clinton years, has written a blow-by-blow account of Pres. Clinton's herculean efforts to to bring about a re ...more
Beth
Mar 04, 2009 Beth rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very thorough look at Clinton's peace diplomacy in the Middle East. I knew the basic overview of it but since I was only in middle school/high school there was a lot of it I didn't remember or didn't grasp at the time.
Frank Kelly
Indyk, a former Australian univeristy professor turned senior US diplomat, gives a thorough, highly detailed and occasional partisan accounting of the Clinton Administration's multiple attempts to progress the peace process in the Middle East. Indyk was in the middle of it all, first as a member of the National Security Council then as Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs and finally as US Ambassador to Israel.

This book is a very detailed recounting and there are several enlight
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Adam
Jul 08, 2011 Adam rated it really liked it
A good and comprehensive overview of American diplomatic engagement with Israel during the Clinton administration. I certainly don't agree with Indyk on everything (his bias toward the Israeli government is obvious, even if he takes pains to give the appearance of being evenhanded), but I give him points for being thoughtful and the book is well-written.

This is a decent introduction to the intricacies of these issues, warts and all.
Marilyn
Sep 03, 2013 Marilyn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
fascinating all the ins and outs of diplomacy. Very informative about the Middle East.
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