Middle East and the United States: A Historical and Political Reassessment / Edition 3

Middle East and the United States: A Historical and Political Reassessment / Edition 3

by David W Lesch
     
 

ISBN-10: 0813339405

ISBN-13: 9780813339405

Pub. Date: 01/10/2003

Publisher: Westview Press

The third edition of this acclaimed survey brings together scholars and diplomats from the Middle East, Europe, and North America to provide an objective, cross-cultural assessment of U.S. policy toward the Middle East. The Third Edition has been completely revised and updated. It includes entirely new chapters on U.S.-Afghanistan relations from the Soviet invasion

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The third edition of this acclaimed survey brings together scholars and diplomats from the Middle East, Europe, and North America to provide an objective, cross-cultural assessment of U.S. policy toward the Middle East. The Third Edition has been completely revised and updated. It includes entirely new chapters on U.S.-Afghanistan relations from the Soviet invasion to Osama bin Laden, recent developments in U.S.-Turkey relations, and the historic Baghdad Pact. More than ever, The Middle East and the United States provides compellingly comprehensive and authoritative coverage of US foreign policy and Middle East political history from World War I through the Cold War and Gulf War to the present.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813339405
Publisher:
Westview Press
Publication date:
01/10/2003
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
536
Product dimensions:
8.90(w) x 5.90(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Third Edition
Note on the Text
Introduction1
Pt. 1From Idealism to Realism: Wilsonian Intent to Cold War Practice
1The Ironic Legacy of the King-Crane Commission13
2The "Ambassador for the Arabs": The Locke Mission and the Unmaking of U.S. Development Diplomacy in the Near East, 1952-195330
3U.S. Foreign Policy Toward Iran During the Mussadiq Era51
4Iranian Perceptions of the United States and the Mussadiq Period66
5The Mussadiq Era in Iran, 1951-1953: A Contemporary Diplomat's View78
Pt. 2The Cold War in the Middle East
6National Security Concerns in U.S. Policy Toward Egypt, 1949-195689
7The Perils of Ambiguity: The United States and the Baghdad Pact100
8The Jekyll-and-Hyde Origins of the U.S.-Jordanian Strategic Relationship120
9The 1957 American-Syrian Crisis: Globalist Policy in a Regional Reality133
10U.S. Policy and Military Intervention in the 1958 Lebanon Crisis149
11The United States and Nasserist Pan-Arabism168
Pt. 3War and Peace, War and Peace
12The 1967 Arab-Israeli War: U.S. Actions and Arab Perceptions191
13Flawed Strategies and Missed Signals: Crisis Bargaining Between the Superpowers, October 1973211
14The United States and Israel: The Nature of a Special Relationship233
15The U.S.-PLO Relationship: From Dialogue to the White House Lawn252
16The Specifics of the Meaning of Peace in the Middle East275
Pt. 4The Gulf Crisis and War
17The United States in the Persian Gulf: From Twin Pillars to Dual Containment291
18Kuwait and the United States: The Reluctant Ally and U.S. Policy Toward the Gulf308
19U.S. Input into Iraqi Decisionmaking, 1988-1990328
20From "Over the Horizon" to "Into the Backyard": The U.S.-Saudi Relationship and the Gulf War357
21The Soviet Union, the Gulf War, and Its Aftermath: A Case Study in Limited Superpower Cooperation371
Pt. 5Retrospective and Reassessment
22The Soviet Perception of the U.S. Threat397
23The U.S.-GCC Relationship: Is It a Glass Leaking or a Glass Filling?406
24The Push and Pull of Strategic Cooperation: The U.S. Relationship with Turkey in the Middle East428
25The United States and Afghanistan: From Marginality to Global Concern443
26New U.S. Policies for a New Middle East?459
27Islamist Perceptions of U.S. Policy in the Middle East467
Postscript: Americans and the Muslim World - First Encounters491
About the Editor and Contributors503
Index507

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