Special Report: Searching for the Right Response

A panel of experts tries to redefine U.S. policy for the crescent of crisis

Revolution in Iran. A souring of the important U.S. special relationship with Saudi Arabia. A looming economic crisis, and soon, caused by oil shortages and runaway price boosts. A danger that much of the region might change its tilt away from the U.S. and toward the Soviet Union. A Middle East peace seemingly more elusive than ever. These are the troubles and threats that America faces in the so-called crescent of crisis—that great swath of countries running from the Horn...

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