Stephen Zunes is professor of politics and chair of the Peace & Justice Studies Program at the University of San Francisco. He serves as Middle East editor for the Foreign Policy in Focus Project <www.fpif.org> and is the author of Tinderbox: U.S. Middle East Policy and the Roots of Terrorism (Common Courage Press, 2003). Segments of this article originally appeared as a foreign-policy report for Foreign Policy in Focus in June 2004.
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