Title: The Middle East and United States Strategy Series Spring 2010: The Strong Horse: Power, Politics, and the Clash of Arab Civilizations
Publication Date: 03/29/10

Lee Smith, Visiting Fellow, The Hudson Institute; and Middle East correspondent, The Weekly Standard. Many of the myths permeating Americans' understanding of the Arab world: colonialism spurred the region's ongoing turmoil; Arab liberalism is waiting for U.S. intervention; technology and democracy can be transforming are misunderstood untruths. Drawing on analysis from his most recent book, noted journalist and expert on Arab-American affairs, Lee Smith will discuss his doctrine to help the United States corrects its long-held myths and assumptions concerning the Middle East.

Author: NYU Wagner Office of Special Events
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