The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy

  title={The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy},
  author={John J. Mearsheimer and Stephen M. Walt},
  journal={John F. Kennedy School of Government Faculty Research Working Paper Series},
  • J. Mearsheimer, S. Walt
  • Published 1 March 2006
  • Political Science
  • John F. Kennedy School of Government Faculty Research Working Paper Series
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