A Choice of Enemies: America Confronts the Middle East
Discussion of US involvement in the Middle East, particularly as explored in Freedman's book, A Choice of Enemies: America Confronts the Middle East.- World Affairs Council of Washington, DC
Sir Lawrence Freedman
Lawrence Freedman has been Professor of War Studies at King's College, London since 1982. He was appointed Vice-Principal (Research) at King's in 2003.
He was educated at Whitley Bay Grammar School and the Universities of Manchester, York and Oxford. Before joining King's, Professor Freedman held research appointments at Nuffield College Oxford, IISS and the Royal Institute of International Affairs.
Elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 1995 and awarded the CBE in 1996, Professor Freedman was appointed Official Historian of the Falklands Campaign in 1997.
Lawrence Freedman situates American support for Osama Bin Laden in a tradition of United States' support for Islamists. Drawing from the politics of the Cold War, Freedman reminds us that Americans supported Islamists precisely for their religious -- and anti-communist -- zealousness.