The Middle East and the United States: A Historical and Political Reassessment / Edition 1

The Middle East and the United States: A Historical and Political Reassessment / Edition 1

by David W Lesch
     
 

ISBN-10: 081332405X

ISBN-13: 9780813324050

Pub. Date: 04/04/1996

Publisher: Westview Press

With the United States more intimately involved in the Middle East than at any other time in its history, it is more important than ever for students to have an adequate background on US foreign policy toward the region over the last century and to understand how both the role and the image of the United States have changed over the decades. The fourth edition of this

Overview

With the United States more intimately involved in the Middle East than at any other time in its history, it is more important than ever for students to have an adequate background on US foreign policy toward the region over the last century and to understand how both the role and the image of the United States have changed over the decades. The fourth 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 the Middle East policy of the United States. With five of its chapters entirely new, and many others substantially revised, the fourth edition has also, been thoughtfully reorganized and updated to assess the tremendous repercussions of 9/11 on US foreign policy toward the Middle East, the enunciation of the Bush doctrine, the Iraq war and its continuing aftermath, and recent developments in the Arab-Israeli arena. 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 to the present.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813324050
Publisher:
Westview Press
Publication date:
04/04/1996
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
480
Product dimensions:
6.17(w) x 9.21(h) x 1.34(d)

Table of Contents


Preface to the Fourth Edition     xi
Note on the Text     xv
Introduction   David W. Lesch     1
From Idealism to Realism: Wilsonian Intent to Cold War Practice
The Ironic Legacy of the King-Crane Commission   James Gelvin     13
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     30
US Foreign Policy Toward Iran During the Mussadiq Era   Mark Gasiorowski     51
The Mussadiq Era in Iran, 1951-1953: A Contemporary Diplomat's View   Sir Sam Falle     66
National Security Concerns in US Policy Toward Egypt, 1949-1956   Peter Hahn     75
The Perils of Ambiguity: The United States and the Baghdad Pact   Elie Podeh     86
The 1957 American-Syrian Crisis: Globalist Policy in a Regional Reality   David W. Lesch     106
US Policy and Military Intervention in the 1958 Lebanon Crisis   Erika Alin     122
The United States and Nasserist Pan-Arabism   Malik Mufti     141
Arab-Israeli War and Peace
The 1967 Arab-Israeli War: US Acrions and Arab Perceptions   Fawaz A. Gerges     163
Flawed Strategies and Missed Signals: Crisis Bargaining Between the Superpowers, October 1973   Janice Gross Stein     182
The United States and Israel: The Nature of a Special Relationship   Bernard Reich     205
The US-PLO Relationship: From Dialogue to the White House Lawn   JoAnn A. DiGeorgio-Lutz     226
From Madrid and Oslo to Camp David: The United States and the Arab-Israeli Conflict, 1991-2001   Jeremy Pressman     257
The Bush Administration and the Arab-Israeli Conflict: The First Term and Beyond   Robert O. Freedman     275
Gulf Wars
The United States in the Persian Gulf: From Twin Pillars to Dual Containment   Gary Sick     315
Closing the Distance: Kuwait and the United States in the Persian Gulf   Shafeeq N. Ghabra     332
US Input into Iraqi Decisionmaking, 1988-1990   Amatzia Baram     351
From "Over the Horizon" to "Into the Backyard": The US-Saudi Relationship in the Gulf   F. Gregory Gause III     380
The Iraq War of 2003: Why Did the United States Decide to Invade?   Steve A. Yetiv     394
What Went Wrong in Iraq?   Ali R. Abootalebi     412
Retrospective and Reassessment
The Soviet Perception of the US Threat   Georgiy Mirsky     437
The Push and Pull of Strategic Cooperation: The US Relationship with Turkey in the Middle East   Henri J. Barkey     446
The United States and Afghanistan: From Marginality to Global Concern   Marvin G. Weinbaum     462
Is It Time for the United States to Give Up on Arab Liberals?   Jon B. Alterman     483
New US Policies for a New Middle East?   William B. Quandt     493
Islamist Perceptions of US Policy in the Middle East   Yvonne Yazbeck Haddad     504
Postscript: Americans and the Muslim World-First Encounters   Robert J. Allison     534
About the Editor and Contributors     545
Index     549

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