Middle East and the United States History, Politics, and Ideologies

ISBN-10: 0813349141

ISBN-13: 9780813349145

Edition: 5th 2014 (Revised)

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Description: The updated fifth edition of the acclaimed The Middle East and the United States 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. Regional experts David W. Lesch and Mark L. Haas include a new chapter in this updated edition dedicated to the events of the Arab Spring and its aftermath, looking with a special eye to the impact on U.S. interactions with the region.The Middle East and the United States, Fifth Edition, also features five chapters discussing the superpowers and the Middle East throughout the Cold War; the Bush and Obama administrations and the Arab-Israeli conflict; contemporary U.S.-Syrian relations; the importance of ideology to US-Iranian relations under the last three administrations; and U.S. relations with Al Qaeda.Carefully edited and reorganized to place a greater emphasis on current events, The Middle East and the United States provides comprehensive and authoritative coverage of U.S. foreign policy and Middle East political history from the first World War through the Arab Spring and beyond.

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List price: $58.00
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Westview Press
Publication date: 8/6/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 576
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

Preface to the Fifth Edition
Note on the Text
Map of the Middle East
Introduction
From Idealism to Realism: Wilsonian Intent to Cold War Practice
The Ironic Legacy of the King-Crane Commission
The "Ambassador for the Arabs": The Locke Mission and the Unmaking of US Development Diplomacy in the Near East, 1952-1953
US Foreign Policy Toward Iran During the Mussadiq Era
The Mussadiq Era in Iran, 1951-1953: A Contemporary Diplomats View
National Security Concerns in US Policy Toward Egypt, 1949-1956
The Perils of Ambiguity: The United States and the Baghdad Pact
The 1957 American-Syrian Crisis: Globalist Policy in a Regional Reality
The United Stares and Nasserist Pan-Arabism
The Soviet Perception of the US Threat
The Superpowers and the Cold War in the Middle East
Arab-Israeli War and Peace
The 1967 Arab-Israeli War: US Actions and Arab Perceptions
Flawed Strategies and Missed Signals: Crisis Bargaining Between the Superpowers, October 1973
The United States and Israel: The Nature of a Special Relationship
From Madrid and Oslo to Camp David: The United States and the Arab-Israeli Conflict, 1991-2001
George W. Bush, Barack Obama, and the Arab-Israeli Conflict
Allies and Enemies in the Gulf and Beyond
Americans and the Muslim World-First Encounters
The United States in the Persian Gulf: From Twin Pillars to Dual Containment
From "Over the Horizon" to "Into the Backyard": The US-Saudi Relationship in the Gulf
The Iraq War of 2003: Why Did the United States Decide to Invade?
What Went Wrong in Iraq?
The Push and Pull of Strategic Cooperation: The US Relationship with Turkey in the Middle East
The United States and Afghanistan: From Marginality to Strategic Concern
Ideology and Iran's American Policies, 1997-2008
Is It Time for the United States to Give Up on Arab Liberals?
Islamist Perceptions of US Policy in the Middle East
US Relations with al-Qa'ida
New US Policies for a New Middle East?
The United States and the Arab Spring: Threats and Opportunities in a Revolutionary Era
About the Editors and Contributors
Index
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