The Tail Wags the Dog: International Politics and the Middle East [Audiobook] by Efraim Karsh
English | June 4, 2015 | ASIN: B00XYJYNDE | 9 hrs 16 mins | 126 MB
Narrator: Jonathan Coote | Genre: Nonfiction/Politics
The continuing crisis in Syria has raised a question mark over the common perception of Middle Eastern affairs as an offshoot of global power politics. To Western intellectuals, foreign-policy experts, and politicians, "empire" and "imperialism" are categories that apply exclusively to the European powers and more recently to the United States of America. Lacking an internal dynamic of its own, the view of such people is that Middle Eastern history is the product of its unhappy interaction with the West. This is the basis of Obama's much ballyhooed "new beginning between the United States and Muslims around the world"