Fouad Ajami discusses In the Shadow of Iraq: A Reading of the Arabs.
This event was part of the Hoover Institution's Fall Retreat 2008.
Fouad Ajami is the Majid Khadduri professor and director of Middle East Studies at the School for Advanced International Studies, The Johns Hopkins University, a position he has held since 1980. He has been since 1989 a contributing editor of U.S. News & World Report for which he has written on American foreign policy, Middle Eastern politics and contemporary history, and he is a consultant on Middle Eastern affairs for CBS News.
Mr. Ajami is the author of numerous books including: The Arab Predicament, The Vanished Imam, Beirut: The City of Regrets, and The Dream Palace of the Arabs: A Generation's Odyssey. He was awarded the five-year MacArthur Prize Fellowship in 1982 for his work on Middle Eastern politics and culture. He is a member of the board of advisers of Foreign Affairs.
Fouad Ajami gives praise to President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney, stating "I think these are distinguished men who were given a really, really difficult hand, and who were given this kind of incredible historical assignment."