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Appeared in: Volume 2, Number 5
Published on: May 1, 2007
The Irrelevance of the Middle East

Neither our ‘energy insecurity’ nor the danger of terrorism is all it’s cracked up to be. The Middle East just isn’t that strategically important.

Philip E. Auerswald is assistant professor and director of the Center for Science and Technology Policy at the School of Public Policy, George Mason University, and a research associate at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. He is a founding co-editor of Innovations: Technology | Governance | Globalization.
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