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The Source: Is America's Ideal Of The Middle East A 'Dream Palace?'

The Middle East's complicated relationship with Western powers, especially the United States, continues to be a source of questions about current and future foreign policy. But what about the past?

Osamah Khalil delves into the history of U.S. policy decisions around the Middle East, and challenges what we think we know about the turbulent area.

Guest: Osamah Khalil, author of "America's Dream Palace: Middle East Expertise, and the Rise of the National Security State" and assistant professor of U.S. and Middle East History at Syracuse University

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