By Daniel E. Zoughbie

Although George W. Bush memorably declared, "I'm the decider," as president he used to be remarkably indecisive whilst it got here to U.S. coverage towards the Israeli-Palestinian clash. His administration's policymaking featured an ongoing conflict among average realists and conservative hard-liners encouraged by way of right-wing spiritual rules and a imaginative and prescient of democracy as cure-all. Riven by way of those competing agendas, the Bush management vacillated among spotting the Palestinian correct to self-determination and embracing Israeli leaders who frequently selected conflict over negotiations. over the years, the management unevenly followed and discarded successive techniques to the Israeli-Palestinian peace method. the result of this irresolution integrated the beautiful triumph of Hamas within the 2006 Palestinian elections, Israel's 2006 invasion of Lebanon, the 2008--2009 conflict among Israel and Hamas in Gaza, and, in spite of everything, nearly no diplomatic development towards lasting peace. In Indecision Points, Daniel Zoughbie examines the key assumptions underpinning U.S. international coverage within the heart East in the course of the Bush years. was once there one coverage or ? used to be the Bush management really excited about peace? In a compelling account, Zoughbie deals unique insights into those and different vital questions. Drawing at the auhtor's personal interviews with forty-five worldwide leaders, together with Condoleezza Rice, former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, Kofi Annan, Colin Powell, Tom hold up, Paul Wolfowitz, Douglas Feith, Richard Perle, Leon Panetta, Chuck Hagel, Shlomo Ben Ami, and Salam Fayyad, Indecision issues provides the 1st entire historical past of the Bush administration's try and reshape political order in a "New heart East."

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