The United States and Jordan: Middle East Diplomacy during the Cold War

The United States and Jordan: Middle East Diplomacy during the Cold War

by Clea Bunch

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The United States and Jordan: Middle East Diplomacy during the Cold War by Clea Bunch

US foreign policy in the Middle East has faced a challenge in the years since World War II: balancing an idealistic desire to promote democracy against the practical need to create stability. Here, Cleo Bunch puts a focus on US policy in Jordan from the establishment of the state of Israel in 1948 to 1970 and the run up to 'Black September'. These years saw a phase where the Middle East became a stage on which Cold War rivalries were played out, as the US was keen to encourage and maintain alliances in order to counteract Soviet influence in Egypt and Syria. Therefore, Bunch's analysis of US foreign policy and diplomacy vis-à-vis Jordan will appeal to those researching both the history and the contemporary implications of the West's foreign policy in the Middle East and the effects of international relations on the region.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781780764702
Publisher: I. B.Tauris & Company, Limited
Publication date: 03/27/2014
Series: Library of International Relations Series
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Clea Bunch is Assistant Professor at the University of Arkansas, Little Rock, USA. She holds a PhD in History from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.

Table of Contents

1.Introduction
2.A Kingdom of Dreams
3.Containment and Contradictions
4.'It's all Personal'
5.The New Frontier in Jordan
6.Balancing Acts
7.The Flight to Cairo
8.The Bitter Pill
9.Civil War
10.Conclusion

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