To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.
Vortex of Conflict: U.S. Policy Toward Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iraq Paperback – February 17, 2011
Top 20 lists in Books
View the top 20 best sellers of all time, the most reviewed books of all time and some of our editors' favorite picks. Learn more
Frequently Bought Together
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
"Vortex of Conflict is a penetrating account of how the U.S. enmeshed itself in concurrent conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan, andcovertly at leastPakistan. Caldwell deftly explains the events, strategic choices, and unanticipated consequences that led Washington to undertake military and political commitments of unprecedented proportions in the greater Middle East."Timothy Crawford, Political Science Department, Boston College
About the Author
More About the Author
Among the awards that Dr. Caldwell has received are Professor of the Year at Pepperdine University, the Charles and Harriet Luckman Teaching Award, the Pew Faculty Fellowship in International Affairs at Harvard University, and a United States Institute of Peace Fellowship
Prof. Caldwell served for three years on active duty as an officer in the U.S. Naval Reserve and during that time held positions at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, and in the Executive Office of the President in Washington, D.C.
Professor Caldwell is the author of American-Soviet Relations, The Dynamics of Domestic Politics of Arms Control, World Politics and You and most recently (with Robert Williams), Seeking Security in an Insecure World, and Vortex of Conflict: U.S. Policy toward Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iraq. In addition, he has edited four books: Henry Kissinger: His Personality and Policies, Soviet International Behavior and U.S. Policy Options, The Politics of Arms Control Treaty Ratification (with Michael Krepon), and Diplomacy, Force and Leadership (with Timothy McKeown).
Top Customer Reviews
In "Vortex," Caldwell offers a comprehensive and holistic history of Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iraq while also laying the framework for his detailed analysis of American foreign policy and the United States' current standing with these countries.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Fantastic book - explains the situation in the middle east in a thorough and understandable fashion. I think it is important for Americans to know what is going on.Published on July 15, 2013 by Joy