Naval War College Review


This interesting book aims at unraveling a significant mystery that has lain at= the heart of international diplomacy for more than a generation: Why and how has America failed to bring lasting peace to the Middle East? Specifically, why, despite so much expended Ameri- can money and political effort, does peace between the Jordan River valley and the Mediterranean look as far off today as in the last forty years? Answers to this question have never been lack- ing, yet few authors have tried to tackle it comprehensively and fairly.