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Ian Scott and Henry Thompson

Sunday, which premiered in the closing days of 1999, Stone took his first significant break from filmmaking since the production of Salvador in 1986. However, the four-​year gap that separated Any Given Sunday from his next mainstream feature, Alexander in November 2004, proved to be less of a break than a redirection of effort. Stone proceeded to produce three documentaries. Two of these, Comandante (2003) and Looking for Fidel (2004), concerned the Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro, while the third, Persona Non Grata (2003), provided an account of the Arab–​Israeli

in The cinema of Oliver Stone
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Amikam Nachmani

terrorists, who in June 1996 bombed the American base in Daharan, killing nineteen soldiers and wounding hundreds of others. Egypt, one of the United States’ closest allies was not only increasingly critical of Washington’s policies on the Arab-Israeli conflict, but also drawing closer to Libya, one of the United Sates regional bâte noirs . Even Israel, perhaps the United States’ staunchest Middle East ally, appeared, following the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin and election of the right-wing Benyamin Netanyahu to the post of Prime Minister, set on giving Washington a

in Turkey: facing a new millennium
Thomas Robb

naturally presume that Rogers would have had a major role to play in US foreign policy-making but in reality he had limited influence upon significant aspects of US foreign policy. The institutional changes to the Washington bureaucracy ensured that the State Department’s influence was curtailed, and Nixon’s disdain for the department meant he had little time for it anyhow. As such, Rogers’ main area of concern was with trying to resolve the Arab–Israeli conflict. Even this had only been given to Rogers largely because of Nixon’s belief that Kissinger’s Jewish background

in A strained partnership?
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Thomas Robb

brings Greece and Turkey into military confrontation unhinging NATO’s southern flank; because Cyprus’s crises are invariably raised in the Security Council; and because such crises have the potential to complicate our evolving relations with the Soviets and affect the atmosphere in which the United States and the Soviet Union deal with the Arab/Israeli conflict.61 A second WSAG was convened on 16 July 1974 and again – despite the uncertainty regarding the details of the coup – the clear consensus was that the US had to prevent Soviet intervention.62 The British idea

in A strained partnership?