Bad Bet

Eisenhower may have been one of the most brilliant generals in modern history, but when it came to the Middle East — graveyard of many a reputation — his foresight failed him. Or so argues Michael Doran, a leading expert on the region and the author most recently of Ike’s Gamble. The book contains a valuable lesson for today’s leaders: it’s never too late to recognize and learn from your mistakes.

Michael Doran, one of America’s leading experts on Middle East affairs, does not have time for orthodoxy when it comes to analysis of the historical and political imperatives driving policy in the region.

This sets him at odds with other …

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