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America's Great Game : The CIA's Secret Arabists and the Shaping of the Modern Middle East / Hugh Wilford.

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  • ISBN: 9780465019656 (hb.)
  • Physical Description: 342 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Basic Books, 2013.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary, etc.: From the 9/11 attacks to waterboarding to drone strikes, relations between the United States and the Middle East seem caught in a downward spiral. And all too often, the Central Intelligence Agency has made the situation worse. But this crisis was not a historical inevitability - far from it. Indeed, the earliest generation of CIA operatives was actually the region's staunchest western ally.
Subject: United States. Central Intelligence Agency > History.
Diplomats > United States > History > 20th century.
United States > Relations > Middle East > History.
United States > Relations > Arab countries > History.

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