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Middle East and the United States: History, Politics, and Ideologies / Edition 5
     

Middle East and the United States: History, Politics, and Ideologies / Edition 5

by David W. Lesch
 

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ISBN-10: 0813345294

ISBN-13: 2900813345290

Pub. Date: 08/02/2011

Publisher: Avalon Publishing

This acclaimed book brings together scholars and diplomats from the Middle East, Europe, and North America to provide an objective, cross-cultural assessment of U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East. This fifth edition has been substantially revised with greater emphasis on current events, including the policies of the Obama administration, Islamist perceptions of

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This acclaimed book brings together scholars and diplomats from the Middle East, Europe, and North America to provide an objective, cross-cultural assessment of U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East. This fifth edition has been substantially revised with greater emphasis on current events, including the policies of the Obama administration, Islamist perceptions of U.S. involvement in the Middle East, and the U.S. relationship with Israel, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and Afghanistan.

Updated throughout, this edition also features five new chapters on the superpowers and the Middle East throughout the Cold War; the Bush and Obama administrations and the Arab–Israeli conflict; contemporary U.S.–Syrian relations; the importance of ideology to U.S.–Iranian relations under the last three administrations; and U.S. relations with Al Qaeda.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900813345290
Publisher:
Avalon Publishing
Publication date:
08/02/2011
Edition description:
Fifth Edition
Pages:
560

Table of Contents

Preface to the Fifth Edition xi

Note on the Text xiii

Map of the Middle East xiv

Introduction David W Lesch Mark L. Haas 1

Part 1 From Idealism to Realism: Wilsonian Intent to Cold War Practice

1 The Ironic Legacy of the King-Crane Commission James Gelvin 15

2 The "Ambassador for the Arabs": The Locke Mission and the Unmaking of US Development Diplomacy in the Near East, 1952-1953 Paul W. T. Kingston 33

3 US Foreign Policy Toward Iran During the Mussadiq Era Mark Gasiorowski 55

4 The Mussadiq Era in Iran, 1951-1953: A Contemporary Diplomats View Sir Sam Falle 70

5 National Security Concerns in US Policy Toward Egypt, 1949-1956 Peter Hahn 79

6 The Perils of Ambiguity: The United States and the Baghdad Pact Elie Podeh 90

7 The 1957 American-Syrian Crisis: Globalist Policy in a Regional Reality David W. Lesch 111

8 The United States and Nasserist Pan-Arabism Malik Mufti 128

9 The Soviet Perception of the US Threat Georgiy Mirsky 148

10 The Superpowers and the Cold War in the Middle East Rashid Khalidi 157

Part 2 Arab-Israeli War and Peace

11 The 1967 Arab-Israeli War: US Actions and Arab Perceptions Fawaz A. Gerges 177

12 Flawed Strategies and Missed Signals: Crisis Bargaining Between the Superpowers, October 1973 Janice Gross Stein 197

13 The United States and Israel: The Nature of a Special Relationship Bernard Reich Shannon Powers 220

14 From Madrid and Oslo to Camp David: The United States and the Arab-Israeli Conflict, 1991-2001 Jeremy Pressman 244

15 George W. Bush, Barack Obama, and the Arab-Israeli Conflict Robert O. Freedman 262

16 Fight or Talk: US-Syrian Relations Since 2000 David W.Lesch 294

Part 3 Allies and Enemies in the Gulf and Beyond

17 Americans and the Muslim World-First Encounters Robert J. Allison 315

18 The United States in the Persian Gulf: From Twin Pillars to Dual Containment Gary Sick 327

19 From "Over the Horizon" to "Into the Backyard": The US-Saudi Relationship in the Gulf F. Gregory Gause III 344

20 The Iraq War of 2003: Why Did the United States Decide to Invade? Steve A. Yetiv 359

21 What Went Wrong in Iraq? Ali R. Abootalebi 379

22 The Push and Pull of Strategic Cooperation: The US Relationship with Turkey in the Middle East Henri J. Barkey 394

23 The United States and Afghanistan: From Marginality to Strategic Concern Marvin G Weinbaum 412

24 Ideology and Iran's American Policies, 1997-2008 Mark L. Haas 434

25 Is It Time for the United States to Give Up on Arab Liberals? Jon B. Alterman 456

26 Islamist Perceptions of US Policy in the Middle East Yvonne Yazbeck Haddad 467

27 US Relations with al-Qa'ida Heather S. Gregg 491

28 New US Policies for a New Middle East? William B. Quandt 507

About the Editors and Contributors 519

Index 523

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