The Middle East and the United States: A Historical and Political Reassessment / Edition 4

The Middle East and the United States: A Historical and Political Reassessment / Edition 4

by David W Lesch
     
 

ISBN-10: 0813343496

ISBN-13: 9780813343495

Pub. Date: 12/12/2006

Publisher: Westview Press

This acclaimed survey brings together scholars and diplomats from the Middle East, Europe, and North America to provide an objective, cross-cultural assessment of US policy toward the Middle East. This new edition has been thoroughly and thoughtfully reorganized, revised, and updated to include five new chapters on topics such as the 2003 war in Iraq and its

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This acclaimed survey brings together scholars and diplomats from the Middle East, Europe, and North America to provide an objective, cross-cultural assessment of US policy toward the Middle East. This new edition has been thoroughly and thoughtfully reorganized, revised, and updated to include five new chapters on topics such as the 2003 war in Iraq and its aftermath, the US promotion of democracy in the region, and recent developments in the Arab-Israeli arena.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813343495
Publisher:
Westview Press
Publication date:
12/12/2006
Edition description:
Fourth Edition
Pages:
592
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Note on the Text
Introduction1
1The Ironic Legacy of the King-Crane Commission11
2The "Ambassador for the Arabs": The Locke Mission and the Unmaking of U.S. Development Diplomacy in the Near East, 1952-195329
3U.S. Foreign Policy Toward Iran During the Mussadiq Era51
4Iranian Perceptions of the United States and the Mussadiq Period67
5The Mussadiq Era in Iran, 1951-1953: A Contemporary Diplomat's View79
6National Security Concerns in U.S. Policy Toward Egypt, 1949-195691
7The United States and King Hussein103
8The Jekyll-and-Hyde Origins of the U.S.-Jordanian Strategic Relationship117
9The 1957 American-Syrian Crisis: Globalist Policy in a Regional Reality131
10U.S. Policy and Military Intervention in the 1958 Lebanon Crisis147
11The United States and Nasserist Pan-Arabism167
12The 1967 Arab-Israeli War: U.S. Actions and Arab Perceptions189
13Flawed Strategies and Missed Signals: Crisis Bargaining Between the Superpowers, October 1973209
14The United States and Israel: The Nature of a Special Relationship233
15The U.S.-PLO Relationship: From Dialogue to the White House Lawn249
16The Specifics of the Meaning of Peace in the Middle East265
17Kuwait and the United States: The Reluctant Ally and U.S. Policy Toward the Gulf279
18From "Over the Horizon" to "Into the Backyard": The U.S.-Saudi Relationship and the Gulf War299
19The Invasion of Kuwait and the Gulf War: Dilemmas Facing the Israeli-Iraqi-U.S. Relationship313
20U.S. Input into Iraqi Decisionmaking, 1988-1990325
21The U.S.-GCC Relationship: Is It a Glass Leaking or a Glass Filling?355
22The Soviet Union, the Gulf War, and Its Aftermath: A Case Study in Limited Superpower Cooperation379
23The Soviet Perception of the U.S. Threat403
24New U.S. Policies for a New Middle East?413
25Islamist Perceptions of U.S. Policy in the Middle East419
About the Book439
About the Editor and Contributors441
Index445

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