April 30
The Afghan Crisis and US Diplomacy


For our final class, a look at the articles below. Each provides a bit of background and analysis regarding the current controversies over terrorism and the US policy toward Afghanistan.
Bernard Lewis (1990) analyzed the roots of anti-American attitudes in the Muslim world
Two views of the "blowback" concept, by Thomas Henricksen and Dilip Hiro
The Atlantic Monthly examines previous attempts to explain terrorism
Franklin Foer denounces the ideological imbalance in Middle Eastern studies
Fouad Ajami analyzes Al Jazeera, the "Osama bin Laden channel"

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