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Facing Disaster In the Middle East: Do We Have Only Bad Options?


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Speaker(s): Stephen Kinzer
Chair: Dr Katerina Dalacoura

Recorded on 10 January 2011 in Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building.

American and European policies toward the Middle East have produced a region immersed in violence, terror, anger and oppression. Yet although new and terrifying threats are emerging from the region, new opportunities also present themselves. To seize on them, the West needs to change policies that were shaped for the Cold War. Kinzer offers ideas for a new approach to the world's most turbulent region. Stephen Kinzer is the author of Reset Middle East(I.B.Tauris), All the Shah's Men and Overthrow among others. An award-winning foreign correspondent, he served as The New York Times bureau chief in Turkey. He teaches international relations at Boston University, contributes to The New York Review of Books and writes a world affairs column for The Guardian.

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