We asked a group of experts to review Jørgen Jensehaugen's book, "Arab-Israeli Diplomacy Under Carter: The US, Israel, and the Palestinians," which asks whether President Jimmy Carter could have done more.
When Do Leaders Change Course? Theories of Success and the American Withdrawal from Beirut, 1983–1984
Why did the United States withdraw from Lebanon in February 1984? How did new information shape policymakers’ proposals to expand, maintain, or terminate the intervention? Drawing upon declassified records, we challenge the conventional narrative that the…