March 5, 2017

Congress and the Shaping of the Middle East by Kirk Beattie

By Kirk Beattie

How does one clarify US center East policy? When Stephen Walt and John Mearsheimer wrote their bestselling book The Israel Lobby, they attributed our pro-Israel coverage to the ability of the foyer itself. Others have criticized this process as overly simplistic. Longtime center East watcher Professor Kirk Beattie offers a profound evaluation of Congress’s position by means of analyzing the vetting of congressional applicants, crusade financing, congressional staffing, bipartisan alliances in the Senate and the home, and the agenda-driven allocation of international relief and policymaking. He addresses the various inner and exterior pressures that impression such strategies. His findings, in keeping with approximately 200 interviews with congressional staffers, lobbyists, individuals of Congress, and overseas embassy officers throughout years of analysis, untangle the problem to teach us how Congress really works.

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