How can we balance American values and national security issues in ways that truly reflect our strategic needs and concerns? For Israel the author's advice is also stern but unapologetic: Go back and listen to the yearnings of your own people, not just the radical religionists. It's difficult when the country that is the most powerful, the most successful--that is of necessity, the leader of our side--is one of the most unpopular countries in the world. Djerejian, an American diplomat who served eight presidents, from John F. Djerejian began his lifelong career in foreign service in the Kennedy administration. The United States must learn to deal with the various religious, ethnic, and cultural factors at play and must not impose its own political structure on the Arab and Muslim world. It was a moment for which my whole professional career had prepared me.
He was instrumental in formulating U. He is the director of the James A. You will turn the last page and have a much clearer, a vivid understanding of the culture, religious sects, people, and perspectives of the Middle East Muslim world. Djerejian, an American diplomat who served eight presidents, from John F. He was my right-hand man for this region when I was Secretary of State and he played a key role in making the Madrid Peace Conference possible.
Why must the United States, as part of its strategic approach in the region, focus on South Asia, especially Pakistan and Afghanistan? In Danger and Opportunity, Djerejian provides the general public with a sweeping overview of the myriad challenges the United States faces in the region, as well as pragmatic policies for managing them. Now in paperback from esteemed diplomat and former ambassador to both Syria and Israel-a captivating and illuminating book addressing the full scope of complex issues and critical challenges that U. The E-mail message field is required. During his tenure, he developed close professional relationships with many of the region's secular and religious leaders and was a key advisor to Washington's highest-ranking officials and political leaders. He was Senior Policy Advisor to the congressionally mandated bipartisan which published its report in December, 2006.
We must begin to listen to the rest of the world, especially our European allies. He holds a Bachelor of Science and a Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa, from Georgetown, as well as a Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, from Middlebury College. The major themes of the speech I delivered at Meridian House in Washington on June 4, 1992, were adopted rhetorically by the administrations of Presidents George H. In Danger and Opportunity, Djerejian provides the general public with a sweeping overview of the myriad challenges the United States faces in the region, as well as pragmatic policies for managing them. Djerejian is married to the former Françoise Andrée Liliane Marie Haelters. The only book of its kind to address the wide range of issues that U.
For the Arabs his advice is even harsher but tempered with the same dose of reality: the real existential battle in the Middle East is not between Arabs and Israelis but between Arabs and Arabs. Until you Arabs sort out your own internal problems -- religious, economic, political and societal -- the rest of the world cannot take you seriously, nor will you have the ability to proceed into the future with hope and confidence. Danger and Opportunity enriches our comprehension of one of the central issues of our time. Ambassador Edward Djerejian, gives us a carefully written, well thought out retrospective of his forty years of diplomatic service. His career in the U. For America, the advice is apologetic but still mostly stern: stop being moral hypocrites and stop ignoring the non-ideological advice within the inner circles of the U. Now in paperback from esteemed diplomat and former ambassador to both Syria and Israel—a captivating and illuminating book addressing the full scope of complex issues and critical challenges that U.
Why is the War on Terror a misnomer? Having served as an American diplomat in the Middle East and the Soviet Union, I sensed that the reality we would face would be more complex than some of the cogently argued viewpoints that were beginning to emerge suggested. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States 1789-1824 , the Register of Debates in Congress 1824-1837 , and the Congressional Globe 1833-1873 Category: Law. We must also understand that the outcome of this struggle will affect our national interests, that this is a generational struggle that goes well beyond terrorism, that there can be no early and definitive victory over terrorism, and that our more realistic goal will have to be to marginalize Islamic radicals within the context of a larger strategy. The clash of civilizations will dominate global politics. The United States must learn to deal with the complex religious, ethnic, and cultural factors at play in the Middle East.
Embassy in Jordan; and consul general in Bordeaux, France. Less optimistically, Harvard political scientist Samuel Huntington foresaw a clash of civilizations in which the primary source of conflict would not be ideological or economic, but cultural. Edward Peter Djerejian born March 6, 1939 is a former United States diplomat who served in eight administrations from to 1962—94. He served as the 1988—91 and 1993—94 , Special Assistant to President Ronald Reagan and Deputy Press Secretary of Foreign Affairs 1985—1986 , and was Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs 1991—1993. This policy framework remains valid today, especially in light of the attacks against the United States on September 11, 2001, and the continuing challenge of terrorism, war, conflict, and instability in the broader Middle East region.
He maintains that we can help marginalize the radicals and champion a democratic way of life within the cultural context of the region's own mainstream values and ideals. Danger and Opportunity is a must-read. The United States must learn to deal with the various religious, ethnic, and cultural factors at play and must not impose its own political structure on the Arab and Muslim world. Danger and Opportunity is an enjoyable and important book. He holds a Bachelor of Science from , as well as an honorary doctorate in humanities from Georgetown and an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from. It is a timely, persuasive, and immensely enjoyable book that anyone interested in America's relationship with this critical region must read. The Cold War reverberated around the globe, affecting virtually everyone, everywhere.
Danger and Opportunity enriches our comprehension of one of the central issues of our time. He is the director of the at and is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and on the board of trustees of the Carnegie Corporation of New York. In this regard he takes special note of our new best friend in Europe Nickolas Sarkozy and what he had to say to outgoing Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice, which in effect was that: by default, America is the world leader, thus it must sooner or later, start stepping up to its enormous responsibilities and stop acting like an impudent brass fronted Banana Republic. Kennedy to Bill Clinton 1962—94. The book will describe the global dimensions and implications of the struggle, the strategic challenge they present to our policymakers, and policy principles necessary to a winning strategy. Embassy in Moscow during the critical period in U.