An independent U.S. agency, the CIA provides national security intelligence to senior U.S. policy-makers. The CIA collects and analyzes information to warn the president and government agencies of threats to national security, and conducts covert action deemed necessary by the president as a preemptive measure to these threats.Website »
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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.
Middle East and North Africa
Expert Q & A | Benjamin Wittes
January 25, 2013, Benjamin Wittes
Expert Q & A
September 16, 2009, Kenneth G. Lieberthal
Interview | The American Academy of Political and Social Science
September 10, 2008, Bruce Riedel
Interview | NPR's Talk of the Nation
June 15, 2004, Paul C. Light
Interview | NPR's Weekend Edition
November 30, 2002, Paul C. Light
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