Title: The Middle East and United States Strategy Series-Afghanistan: Prospects for Success
Publication Date: 10/27/10

For the last decade, the Middle East has occupied a place of primacy in debates over U.S. global aims and strategies. NYU Wagner will sponsor a year-long lecture series that will bring to campus original thinkers from academics, research centers and government. The Middle East and United States Strategy Series, moderated by NYU Wagner visiting professor Michael Doran, will address one of the most pressing issues on the U.S. strategic agenda. Max Boot is one of America's leading military historians and foreign-policy analysts. The Jeane J. Kirkpatrick Senior Fellow in National Security Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York, he is also a contributing editor to The Weekly Standard and the Los Angeles Times, and a regular contributor to The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Commentary, and other publications. He is now writing Invisible Armies, a history of guerrilla warfare and terrorism. His last book, War Made New: Technology, Warfare, and the Course of History, 1500 to Today (Gotham Books, 2006), has been hailed as a "magisterial survey of technology and war" by the New York Times, "brilliantly crafted history" by The Wall Street Journal, and "a book for both the general reader and reading generals" by the New York Post. Boot is a frequent public speaker and guest on radio and television news programs, both at home and abroad. He has lectured on behalf of the U.S. State Department and at many military institutions, including the Army, Navy, and Air War Colleges, the Australian Defense College, the John F. Kennedy Special Warfare School, the Army Command and General Staff College, Marine Corps University, West Point, and the Naval Academy.

Author: NYU Wagner Office of International Programs
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