Sandstorm: Policy Failure in the Middle East
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Sandstorm: Policy Failure in the Middle East

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The time has come for a serious debate on the future involvement of the United States in the Middle East and this original and provocative analysis challenges the prevailing wisdom of the Washington foreign policy establishment. Hadar provides a sweeping reexamination of the conceptual bases of American policy and proposes a strategy of "constructive disengagement" from th...more
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published July 15th 2005 by Palgrave Macmillan Trade (first published 2005)
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The American Conservative
'In Sandstorm, Leon Hadar, a foreign-policy analyst at the Cato Institute, launches a frontal assault on the several orthodoxies constituting the citadel of U.S. policy in the Middle East. If in the end his effort to demolish that fortress does not quite succeed, he breaches the ramparts in several places. Sandstorm does not fully persuade, but it is a brave, thoughtful, and vigorously argued book on a subject of critical importance.'

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Robert Bryce
Leon Hadar is a perceptive writer. This book should be required reading for anyone interested in the Middle East.
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