Is '77 The Year?

Kondracke, Morton
February 1977
New Republic;2/12/77, Vol. 176 Issue 7, p13
Examines the efforts exerted by the administration of U.S. President Jimmy Carter in an aim to pursue its progress campaign in the Middle East. Analysis of policy alternatives in the Middle East campaign; Relationship of the U.S. with Israel; View of the administration on the year 1977 in relation to its campaign in the Middle East; Report that the Palestine Liberation Organization, nearly decimated militarily in Lebanon and discredited politically, is subject to moderate pressure; Fact that Syria wants to capitalize on its political gains in Lebanon and keep the Iraqi wild men at bay; Discussion of the expectations of Arabs and Israelis; Intention to make Israel feel utterly secure in its relations with the U.S.; Demand for an agreement by the Arabs that covering all geographic areas of dispute.


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