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Apr 18, 2013
| ISBN 9780670026449
Apr 18, 2013
| ISBN 9781101606216
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Apr 18, 2013 | ISBN 9780670026449
Apr 18, 2013 | ISBN 9781101606216
The Pulitzer Prize–winning author examines the cardinal failing of Washington’s war on terror This book distills eleven years of expert reporting for The New York Times, Reuters, and The Atlantic Monthly into a clarion call for change. An incisive look at the evolving nature of war, Rohde exposes how a dysfunctional Washington squandered billions on contractors in Iraq and Afghanistan, neglected its true allies in the war on terror and failed to employ its most potent nonmilitary weapons: American consumerism, technology, and investment. Rohde then surveys post-Arab Spring Tunisia, Turkey, and Egypt, and finds a yearning for American technology, trade, and education. He argues that only Muslim moderates, not Americans, can eradicate militancy. For readers of Steve Coll, Tom Ricks, and Ahmed Rashid, Beyond War shows how the failed American effort to back moderate Muslims since 9/11 can be salvaged.
A groundbreaking look at America’s role in the Middle East—from the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of A Rope and a PrayerDistilling eleven years of expert reporting for the New York Times, Reuters, and the Atlantic, two-time Pulitzer Prize winner David Rohde presents an incisive look at the calamitous privatization of the war on terror. Beyond War is a clarion call for change in American policies and attitudes toward a rapidly changing Middle East. Rohde argues that using lethal force is necessary at times, but economic growth and Muslim moderates —not American soldiers—will eradicate militancy in the long term. Vast mistakes have been made, but it is not too late. By scaling back our ambitions, focusing on economics and working with Muslim moderates, we will achieve more.
David Rohde is a columnist for Reuters and the Atlantic. A former reporter for the New York Times, he is a two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the author of Endgame and, with Kristen Mulvihill, A Rope and a Prayer. He lives in New… More about David Rohde
“The lesson that Rohde teaches… is important….[Rohde] expose(s) the deep contradiction between Washington’s long experiment in slashing the civilian instruments of American power and its post-9/11 attempt to use those same instruments to remake the greater Middle East.”– The New York Times“Exemplary…Sensible.”– The Daily Beast“A reminder that there is a limit to what we can accomplish through force.”– Daily News
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