Arab Perception and Consensus Problems: Implications for US Policy in the Middle East [open pdf - 193KB]
"This paper is a preliminary effort to assess Middle Eastern perceptions of the US and the resulting effect on US foreign policy in the region. My effort follows a three part outline: a) Arab perceptions of the US; b) how a lack of consensus within the civil polity, especially the relationship between governments and Islamic forces, impedes progress in the various states of the Arab world and contributes to misperception; and c) US policy recommendations and conclusions." This paper is part of a larger document entitled "View from the East: Arab Perceptions of United States Presence and Policy".
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