The Middle Eastern Muddle

Ropes of Sand: America's Failure in the Middle East

by Wilbur Crane Eveland

Arabia, the Gulf and the West: A Critical View of the Arabs and Their Oil Policy

by J.B. Kelly
Mistakes in foreign policy, like beauty, tend to be in the eye of the beholder, Nowhere is this more apparent than in Western policy toward the Middle East. Such partisan attitudes prevail on the respective Arab and Israeli causes that one side’s right almost automatically becomes the other’s wrong. All …