The Bush Administration's Middle East Policies
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A paper discussing the Bush Administration's Middle East Policies in the light of the recent comment by Joseph Nye regarding extremism. The author of the paper argues that the U.S. needs to steer a cautious and well-thought out Middle East Policy in the aftermath of the war in Afghanistan and its declared "war against terrorism." He continues that in the ongoing standoff between Sharon's Israel and the Palestinians, the continued U.S. tilt towards Israel and dithering towards exerting its influence to restrain Israel from excessive use of force, is not going to help either the establishment of peace in the Middle East or its anti-terrorism crusade.
From the Paper:"Joseph Nye's warning comes at an appropriate time. He has a point because in the Middle East, and the Third World in general, the US Policy in the Middle East is viewed as arrogant and overbearing. Israel has not let go of the West Bank, Golan Heights and Gaza that it occupied in the 1967 war, on the excuse that that they are essential for its security, and kept them under military occupation ever since and built settlements on land that rightfully belongs to the Palestinians. It has not implemented the Oslo Accord meant to allow the Palestinian Authority to govern these areas. The real reason for the control of these lands by Israel is its right-wingers obsession to claim these areas under the justification that the land belonged to them in biblical times. This argument is so dangerous and can unleash unlimited wars in the world if it is universalized."
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