Power, Faith ,and Fantasy: American in the middle East, 1776 to present, written by Michael B. Oren, is a good book to read if you want to know the epic of the Middle East relation to the United States. Around the time of the War of Independence, America’s main contact with the Middle East consisted in trading Caribbean rum for Turkish opium.
Michael has given a whole history of America’s relations with Middle East
Middle East, a fantasy. America, a power from the beginning?
Where has “faith” been hiding in its over 200 years history? Was America’s relations with Middle East same as today?
I’ll read this book.