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Campaign Against Terror

"On the one-year anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks, Frontline tells the behind-the-scenes story of the U.S. and world response. The first hour of "Campaign Against Terror" chronicles, through interviews with key players, how complex diplomatic maneuvering led to the formation of an international coalition against Al Qaeda and the Taliban. It also details how the White House, Pentagon, and the CIA moved quickly to develop a plan for fighting a new kind of war. The second hour of this documentary focuses on how this first war of the 21st century was fought.".
Ivy (By Request)

Waging War on Terror and Pursuing Middle East Peace

Mr. Ross talked about the current situation in the Middle East and options which he believes exist for the United States and for the governments of those areas to bring about peace.
2002; 2001
Ivy (By Request)

The U.S. Should Step Back From Its Special Relationship With Israel [electronic resource]: A Debate

Opponents of the U.S. special relationship with Israel note that Israel often defies Washington on issues such as settlements. In the volatile Middle East, they argue, America's coziness with Israel hurts U.S. relations with the Muslim world. Others, however, argue that the United States and Israel have an important connection built on shared values The two nations also have a history of military cooperation, shared intelligence, and joint scientific endeavors. To sacrifice these connections to improve relations with the Arab world, they contend, would be an act of betrayal-of an ally-and of what America stands for. Should the United States step back from its special relationship with Israel?

Confronting ISIS

Investigating the U.S.-led efforts to degrade and destroy ISIS. Reporting from Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Jordan, and Turkey, the film examines the successes, failures, and challenges of the fight, as ISIS loses ground in the region but strikes out abroad.
2016; 2017
Clemons (Stacks)

Spreading Democracy in the Middle East Is a Bad Idea [electronic resource]: A Debate

After the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003, the Bush administration said that one of its key rationales for overthrowing Saddam Hussein was that an Iraq with a freely chosen, representative government could serve as a model for spreading democracy in the Middle East. Iraq did succeed in holding elections, but the result was a government fractured along sectarian and ethnic lines that has been unable to govern effectively. Nearby, a democratic election among Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank produced a tumultuous government led by Hamas, which the United States and Israel have labeled a terrorist organization. Is it in the United States' interest to promote democracy and free elections in countries where the most politically powerful groups may be fundamentally anti-American and und [...]
2014; 2007

Obama at War

Drawing on interviews with key military and diplomatic leaders, this Frontline episode examines the Obama administration's complicated struggle to deal with the deadly civil war in Syria, which by 2015 was in its fifth year.
Clemons (Stacks)