Cover image for War on terror : the Middle East dimension
War on terror : the Middle East dimension
Weinberg Founders Conference (2001 : Leesburg, Va.)
Publication Information:
Washington, D.C. : Washington Institute for Near East Policy, [2002]

Physical Description:
xii, 192 pages ; 23 cm
Format :


Call Number
Material Type
Home Location
Item Holds
HV6433.M5 W37 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

On Order



The attacks of September 11 were transformative events, both in how Americans view their own sense of security and in how America engages with the world. Although the initial battle in the U.S.-led war against terror has been fought in central and south Asia, the principles behind that campaign have special resonance in the Middle East. This region is home to organizations which share both ideology and methodology with the perpetrators of the September 11 terrorist attacks. In addition, many aspects of the threat to U.S. interests are particular to the region: the frightening spread of weapons of mass destruction and their means of delivery; the ongoing challenge to the international system posed by Iraq; and, perhaps most of all, the reluctance that many U.S. allies in the region exhibit to confront their own religious militants. In this volume, key U.S. and Middle East decision makers, academics, and journalists discuss important themes such as the common interests of regional states in cooperating against terrorism, the different strategies adopted by regimes in confronting their Islamist challenges, the impact of September 11 events on the Israeli-Palestinian arena, the problems and prospects of maintaining the antiterror coalition, and the role of democracy as an antidote to the region's ills.

Author Notes

Robert B. Satloff is executive director of The Washington Institute for Near East Policy.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. vii
Contributorsp. ix
Part 1 Fighting Terrorism--Lessons from the Front Lines
1. Ami Ayalonp. 3
2. Samih Buttikhip. 8
Part 2 Regime Strategies in the Middle East--The Role of Islamism, Anti-Americanism, and Terrorism
3. Martin Kramerp. 17
4. Ibrahim Karawanp. 25
5. Discussionp. 32
Part 3 Israel and the Palestinians, Post-September 11
6. Ehud Ya'arip. 43
7. Khaled Abu Toamehp. 50
8. Flynt Leverettp. 57
9. Discussionp. 62
Part 4 Is Democracy the Answer? Principles and Interests in U.S. Middle East Policy
10. Kanan Makiyap. 71
11. Roger Harrisonp. 77
12. Amy W. Hawthornep. 81
13. Discussionp. 89
Part 5 Middle East Terrorists with 'Global Reach'--From Hizballah to Egyptian Islamic Jihad
14. Mamoun Fandyp. 101
15. Uri Lubranip. 105
16. Patrick Clawsonp. 109
17. Discussionp. 113
Part 6 Weapons of Mass Destruction in and from the Middle East--Challenges for U.S. Policy
18. Judith Millerp. 121
19. Leon Fuerthp. 125
20. Discussionp. 131
Part 7 Antiterror 'Coalitions'--Prospects and Problems
21. Roundtable Discussion: Gilles Andreani, Moshe Arens, Abdul Raouf al-Reedy, and Dennis B. Rossp. 149
Part 8 September 11 in Historical Perspective
22. Bernard Lewisp. 175
23. Discussionp. 183