The Arabs and Iraq

(Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies - Tel Aviv University) Asher Susser - If the Arabs have serious reservations about American policy, they can't do much to change it. The U.S. is not even compelled to pay any real price to the Arab states in exchange for their reluctant acquiescence in the military action against Iraq. For Israel, Arab weakness is a mixed blessing. It tilts the balance of power in Israel's favor. But it may also plant the seeds of even greater despair and fury that could find an outlet in greater terrorism, political adventurism, or the more determined pursuit of the ultimate equalizer - weapons of mass destruction.

2002-11-18 00:00:00

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