Analysis of foreign affairs problems often ends in a mental block.
The Dust of Empire: The Race for Mastery in the Central Asian Heartland, and All the Shah’s Men: An American Coup and the Roots of Middle East Terror
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“Weak states make bad neighbors, . .
Since the creation of the People’s Republic of China (PRC), the nature of the relationship between Beijing and the states of the Middle East has always drawn considerable attention.
Since independence descended unbidden onto the five Soviet republics of Central Asia in l 991, the neighborhood has become something of an intellectual excavation site where any academic with a relevant specialization can join in un