An Egyptian light armoured vehicle explodes after driving over an Iraqi mine, on the second day of Desert Storm, the 1991 international effort to remove Saddam Hussein from Kuwait. Photo: AFP

Book review: understanding America’s part in the endless conflicts of the Middle East

Andrew J. Bacevich has written an invaluable guide to the personalities and policies on the American political scene in the past 35 years, and their role in making the modern Middle East

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An Egyptian light armoured vehicle explodes after driving over an Iraqi mine, on the second day of Desert Storm, the 1991 international effort to remove Saddam Hussein from Kuwait. Photo: AFP
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