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Shifting Sands The United States in the Middle East

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ISBN-10: 0231166729

ISBN-13: 9780231166720

Edition: 2014

Authors: Joel S. Migdal

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Joel S. Migdal focuses on the approach U.S. officials adopted toward the Middle East after World War II, one that paid scant attention to tectonic shifts in the region. The United States did not restrict its strategic model to the Middle East -- beginning with Harry S. Truman, American presidents applied a uniform strategy rooted in the country's Cold War experience in Europe to regions across the globe, designed to project America into nearly every corner of the world while limiting costs and overreach.The approach was simple: find a local power that could play Great Britain's role in Europe after the war, sharing the burden of exercising power, and establish a security alliance along the…    
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Book details

List price: $45.00
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 2/18/2014
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 424
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.562
Language: English