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1973: The Road to War


Institute For Middle East Studies

Yigal Kipnis in his new pathbreaking book: 1973: The Road to WarOpens in a new window draws on recently declassified information revealing diplomatic overtures involving Richard Nixon, Henry Kissinger, Golda Meir and Anwar Sadat in the months preceding the October 1973 Yom Kippur War. William Quandt and Harold Saunders, both in senior positions in the U.S. Government at the time, will add their recollections of the events leading up to the October 6, 1973. Could the war have been avoided? What would the region have looked like? Come and hear their views on these and other fascinating aspects of this important moment in the Middle East.


  • Yigal Kipnis , Historian, University of Haifa

  • William Quandt , Edward R. Stettinius, Jr. Professor of Politics, University of Virginia

  • Harold Saunders , Director of International Affairs, Kettering Foundation

  • Ambassador Edward "Skip" Gnehm , Director, Middle East Policy Forum,George Washington University