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America's Great Game: The CIA’s Secret Arabists and the Shaping of the Modern Middle East
December 11, 2013, Michael Doran
Michael Doran reviews the book America's Great Game, by Hugh Wilford, which examines the role of a front group created by the CIA in 1951 to promote an anti-Zionist view of the Middle East and weaken American support for Israel.
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Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy, Saban Center for Middle East Policy, Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence
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