Alex Hobson is a postdoctoral fellow at the U.S. Naval War College who specializes in international history and U.S.-Middle East history since 1945. He is currently writing a book titled “Chains of Vengeance: The United States, the Middle East, and the Wars of Terrorism, 1967-2021.” His work has appeared in Foreign Policy, International History Review and Diplomatic History.
Latest from Alex Hobson
The Unraveling of Jimmy Carter’s Middle East
Carter’s Middle East strategy unraveled in part because the range of characters he interacted with and whose own political perspectives he took seriously was far too limited. The pull of vocabularies and policies associated with Henry Kissinger proved stronger than Carter’s stated desire to break free of them.