RASHID KHALIDI explains to me how the Cold War shaped the current Middle East

May 13th, 2009

While usually followed by controversy, there can be little doubt about the soundness of Rashid Khalidi's arguments that today's Middle East conflicts were, in large measure, shaped by the Cold War. In his new book SOWING CRISIS, Khalidi shows how the global conflicts now playing out in the Middle East were significantly shaped and exacerbated by the Cold War era, and that any successful peace process must begin with a through understanding of these historical antecedents.

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