US Foreign Policy in the Middle East The Roots of Anti-Americanism

ISBN-10: 0415410495
ISBN-13: 9780415410496
Edition: 2008
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Description: US foreign policy in the Middle East from the latter part of the 20th century to the present day is covered in this book. Charting the rise of anti-Americanism in the region, the book looks at the Israeli-Arab Wars, Palestine, Iran, US intervention  More...

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Book details

List price: $49.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 6/24/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.858
Language: English

US foreign policy in the Middle East from the latter part of the 20th century to the present day is covered in this book. Charting the rise of anti-Americanism in the region, the book looks at the Israeli-Arab Wars, Palestine, Iran, US intervention in Afghanistan and Iraq, September 11 and the rise of Islamist movements.

List of maps
Acknowledgements
Introduction
The Middle East in the Colonial Period
Introduction
The fall of the Ottomans and the Hashemite Dynasty
The Sykes-Picot Agreement of 1916 and the balfour declaration of 1917
The post-war era: the King-Crane commission and the Mandates
Great Power Influences, Zionism and the Middle East
Introduction
Zionism: the road to statehood
Zionism during the war
Al-Nakba/the Israeli War of Independence
Conclusion
Israel and the Arabs at War: Superpower Dimensions and the Israeli-US Alliance
Introduction
1956: the Suez War
1967: the Six-Day War
1973: the Yom Kippur/Ramadan War
1982: the Lebanon War
2006: the July War
Conclusion
Islamism and the Iranian Revolution
Introduction
Historical background
The Iranian Revolution
The Shia dimension
Conclusion
Proxy War: the Superpowers in Afghanistan
Introduction
Historical context
Reasons for the Soviet decision
Regional reactions
The role of the United States
Case study: the Stinger controversy
Resolution of the Afghan conflict
Conclusion
Wars in the Persian Gulf
Introduction
Historical background
Iran-Iraq tension
The superpowers' involvement
After the Iran-Iraq War
Regional tensions: water and oil
Operation Desert Storm
Outcomes of Desert Storm
Conclusion
Israel and Palestine: the Failure to Find Peace and the Role of the United States
Introduction
The first uprising: Intifada 1987
The emergence of HAMAS
The Oslo Accords (September 1993)
Oslo's failure and the al-Aqsa Intifada
Israel's security wall
The Gaza withdrawal
Conclusion
The Iraq 'Adventure' and Arab Perceptions of the Unites States
Iraq: the road to war
Arab discontent
Conclusion
Conclusion
The United States and Israel
The United States and the Palestinians
The United States and Iraq
The United States and the Middle East: where to from here?
Index

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