As you know from my lecture on Russia, I am convinced that we cannot approach any problem today except by seeing it in its historical perspective. It was exactly one hundred fifty years ago that the Near or Middle Eastern question was opened up for Western Europe.
"The Near East,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 2
, Article 4.
Available at: https://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol2/iss2/4