Giorgio Cafiero comes back on the show to talk about how the utter disaster of America and its allies’ policies in the Middle East for the last 20 years. It seems like at every turn America’s wars—ostensibly undertaken to make the region free of terrorism and safe for democracy—have done nothing but strengthen our “enemies” and make the position of our allies more precarious. Unless U.S. war planners start to learn the lesson of blowback, says Cafiero, they are doomed to keep making the mistakes of the past.
Discussed on the show:
- “Behind Israel’s Bombing in Iraq’s Heartland” (Consortium News)
- A Clean Break: A New Strategy for Securing the Realm
- Coping with Crumbling States
- “Bibi vs. Sharon on Bush’s Iraq Debacle” (The Forward)
Giorgio Cafiero is the CEO and founder of Gulf State Analytics, a geopolitical risk consultancy based in Washington, DC. He writes regularly for the Middle East Institute, The National Interest, and LobeLog. Find him on Twitter @GiorgioCafiero.
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