U.S. Policy and National Interests
America's War for the Greater Middle East is a valuable book flawed by trying to cram too much into a single thesis, by focusing too much on the United States and its military, by omitting discussion of available alternatives, by dismissing America's need to lead in the world without dis
Sebastian Gorka is a deputy assistant to the president of the United States. He is also part of the Strategic Initiatives Group (SIG) headed by Stephen K. Bannon, Donald Trump's chief strategist.
In his 2016 book The New Arab Wars: Uprisings and Anarchy in the Middle East, George Washington University political-science professor Marc Lynch notes, "This book has been painful to write" (p. 255).
This is the third of three lectures. The first spoke to shifting patterns of great power relations and their global implications. The second addressed evolving balances of power in Asia in light of China’s and India’s return to wealth and power.