Middle East http://wamc.org en "The Wrong Enemy" By Carlotta Gall http://wamc.org/post/wrong-enemy-carlotta-gall <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Carlotta Gall covers Afghanistan for the <em>New York Times</em>. Her new book is called <em>The Wrong Enemy: America in Afghanistan, 2001-2014</em>.</p><p>Highly critical of Pakistan, it offers new information about how Islamabad has helped the Taliban in Afghanistan, and how Pakistan's intelligence agency may have helped Osama bin Laden hide out in Abbottabad, Pakistan.</p><p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 88821 at http://wamc.org "The Wrong Enemy" By Carlotta Gall 4/15/14 Panel http://wamc.org/post/41514-panel <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, and Associate Editor of the Times Union, Mike Spain.</p><p>Topics include:<br />Spring flooding<br />Ukraine<br />Middle East<br />Pulitzer<br />TU Stories</p><p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Ray Graf 88219 at http://wamc.org 4/15/14 Panel Stephen Kinzer To Speak At Siena College http://wamc.org/post/stephen-kinzer-speak-siena-college <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Author and journalist, <a href="http://www.stephenkinzer.com/">Stephen Kinzer</a>, will be speaking at 2:30 pm on the <a href="http://www.siena.edu">Siena College</a> Campus this afternoon. The event is sponsored by <a href="http://www.womenagainstwar.org/wordpress/">Women Against War</a>.</p><p>Kinzer will discuss his new book, <em>The Brothers: John Foster Dulles, Allen Dulles, and their Secret World War</em>. He is also the author of the highly acclaimed book, <em>All the Shah's Men: An American Coup and the Roots of Middle East Terror</em>.</p><p>Stephen Kinzer is an award-winning foreign correspondent, formerly with the <em>New York Times</em>, and a bestselling author of books on American foreign policy in Central America, Rwanda, Turkey, and Iran.</p><p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 15:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 87682 at http://wamc.org Stephen Kinzer To Speak At Siena College "My Promised Land: The Triumph And Tragedy Of Israel" By Ari Shavit http://wamc.org/post/my-promised-land-triumph-and-tragedy-israel-ari-shavit <p><em style="line-height: 1.5;">My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, is a deeply personal narrative history of the state of Israel by Ari </span>Shavit<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">- one of the most influential Israeli journalist writing about the Middle East today.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As it examines the complexity and the contradictions of the Israeli condition, </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">My Promised Land</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> asks difficult but important questions- Why did Israel come to be? How did it come to be? And can Israel survive?</span></p><p>Shavit draws on an almost 30 year long careered delve into his countries most defining conflicts, ambitions, successes, and disappointments- as well as to explore his own families history, and the story of other ordinary individuals.</p><p> Fri, 03 Jan 2014 15:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 78523 at http://wamc.org "My Promised Land: The Triumph And Tragedy Of Israel" By Ari Shavit Best Of 2013 - Non-Fiction - Scott Anderson's "Lawrence in Arabia" http://wamc.org/post/best-2013-non-fiction-scott-andersons-lawrence-arabia <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Based on years of intensive primary document research, </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/038553292X/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=038553292X&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20">Lawrence in Arabia: War, Deceit, Imperial Folly and the Making of the Modern Middle East</a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="http://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=wamcnortheast-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=038553292X" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1" /></em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> definitively overturns received wisdom on how the modern Middle East was formed. Sweeping in its action, keen in its portraiture, acid in its condemnation of the destruction wrought by European colonial plots, this is a book that brilliantly captures the way in which the folly of the past creates the anguish of the present.</span></p><p>Scott Anderson is an American novelist, journalist, and a veteran war correspondent.</p><p> Fri, 27 Dec 2013 16:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 71883 at http://wamc.org Best Of 2013 - Non-Fiction - Scott Anderson's "Lawrence in Arabia" Congressional Corner with Joe Courtney http://wamc.org/post/congressional-corner-joe-courtney-6 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Military action in Syria could mean a new chapter in the Middle East.</p><p>In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut Representative Joe Courtney tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that there are no good options for the U.S.</p><p> Thu, 29 Aug 2013 14:50:00 +0000 Alan Chartock 72462 at http://wamc.org Institute Receives Grant for Psychological First Aid Program In The Middle East http://wamc.org/post/institute-receives-grant-psychological-first-aid-program-middle-east <p>A grant awarded to the Institute for Disaster Mental Health at the State University of New York at New Paltz will help a program in the Middle East.</p> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 02:01:41 +0000 Allison Dunne 72344 at http://wamc.org Congressional Corner with Chris Gibson http://wamc.org/post/congressional-corner-chris-gibson-3 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The Middle East is in a precarious state.</p><p>In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Chris Gibson — a Republican from the 19th district — tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that he opposes military intervention in Syria.</p><p> Thu, 01 Aug 2013 14:50:00 +0000 Alan Chartock 70407 at http://wamc.org Congressional Corner with Chris Gibson "Beyond War" by David Rohde http://wamc.org/post/beyond-war-david-rohde <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>In <em>Beyond War: Reimagining American Influence in a New Middle East</em>, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist David Rohde distills eleven years of expert reporting into a call for change.</p><p>An incisive look at the evolving nature of war, Rohde exposes how a dysfunctional Washington squandered billions on contractors in Iraq and Afghanistan, neglected its true allies in the war on terror and failed to employ its most potent nonmilitary weapons.</p><p> Wed, 15 May 2013 14:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 64719 at http://wamc.org "Beyond War" by David Rohde Herbert London: Egypt, Syria & Israel http://wamc.org/post/herbert-london-egypt-syria-israel <p></p><p>Independence Day marked a major event in Israel’s history: A 65<sup>th</sup> Anniversary, a day of pomp, ceremony and remembrance. But it is also a day to take stock of Israel’s strategic position in the Middle East. Despite the relative calm, there are storm clouds on the horizon.</p><p> Wed, 01 May 2013 16:38:00 +0000 Herbert London 63595 at http://wamc.org