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Volume 7, Issue 1.
As a career foreign service officer, Hermann Eilts served in the Middle East for thirty-two years and was the U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia from 1965 to 1970 and the U.S. Ambassador to Egypt from 1973 to 1979. Presently he is Director of the Center for International Affairs and chairman of the political science department at Boston University. In ... read morethis interview, Ambassador Eilts gives his views of the participants and issues confronting American policymakers in the Middle East. He responds to a wide-ranging series of questions touching on every aspect of American concern in the region. While rejecting some commonly held notions about the Arab-Israeli dispute, Ambassador Eilts urges a steadier and more balanced policy approach for the United States in the Middle East.