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…  See more details below

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.

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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
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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