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

Editor/Author Lesch, David W. and Haas, Mark L.
Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: Westview Press

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ISBN: 978-0-81-334914-5
Category: Social Sciences - Political science
Book Status: Available
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Leading scholars and policy advisors provide comprehensive and authoritative coverage of historical, contemporary, and theoretical issues of US foreign policy in the Middle East, updated with a new chapter covering the events of the Arab Spring and it aftermath.

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Table of Contents

  • Preface to the Fifth Edition
  • Note on the Text
  • Map of the Middle East
  • Introduction, - David W. Lesch and Mark L. Haas
  • PART ONE From Idealism to Realism: Wilsonian Intent to Cold War Practice
  • 1 The Ironic Legacy of the King-Crane Commission, - James Gelvin
  • 2 The “Ambassador for the Arabs”: The Locke Mission and the Unmaking of US Development Diplomacy in the Near East, 1952–1953, - Paul W. T. Kingston
  • 3 US Foreign Policy Toward Iran During the Mussadiq Era, - Mark Gasiorowski
  • 4 The Mussadiq Era in Iran, 1951–1953: A Contemporary Diplomat's View, - Sir Sam Falle
  • 5 National Security Concerns in US Policy Toward Egypt, 1949–1956, - Peter Hahn
  • 6 The Perils of Ambiguity: The United States and the Baghdad Pact, - Elie Podeh
  • 7 The 1957 American-Syrian Crisis: Globalist Policy in a Regional Reality, - David W. Lesch
  • 8 The United States and Nasserist Pan-Arabism, - Malik Mufti
  • 9 The Soviet Perception of the US Threat, - Georgiy Mirsky
  • 10 The Superpowers and the Cold War in the Middle East, - Rashid Khalidi
  • PART TWO Arab-Israeli War and Peace
  • 11 The 1967 Arab-Israeli War: US Actions and Arab Perceptions, - Fawaz A. Gerges
  • 12 Flawed Strategies and Missed Signals: Crisis Bargaining Between the Superpowers, October 1973, - Janice Gross Stein
  • 13 The United States and Israel: The Nature of a Special Relationship, - Bernard Reich and Shannon Powers
  • 14 From Madrid and Oslo to Camp David: The United States and the Arab-Israeli Conflict, 1991–2001, - Jeremy Pressman
  • 15 George W. Bush, Barack Obama, and the Arab-Israeli Conflict, - Robert O. Freedman
  • PART THREE Allies and Enemies in the Gulf and Beyond
  • 16 Americans and the Muslim World—First Encounters, - Robert J. Allison
  • 17 The United States in the Persian Gulf: From Twin Pillars to Dual Containment, - Gary Sick
  • 18 From “Over the Horizon” to “Into the Backyard”: The US-Saudi Relationship in the Gulf, - F. Gregory Gause III
  • 19 The Iraq War of 2003: Why Did the United States Decide to Invade? - Steve A. Yetiv
  • 20 What Went Wrong in Iraq? - Ali R. Abootalebi
  • 21 The Push and Pull of Strategic Cooperation: The US Relationship with Turkey in the Middle East, - Henri J. Barkey
  • 22 The United States and Afghanistan: From Marginality to Strategic Concern, - Marvin G. Weinbaum
  • 23 Ideology and Iran's American Policies, 1997–2008, - Mark L. Haas
  • 24 Is It Time for the United States to Give Up on Arab Liberals? - Jon B. Alterman
  • 25 Islamist Perceptions of US Policy in the Middle East, - Yvonne Yazbeck Haddad
  • 26 US Relations with al-Qa'ida, - Heather S. Gregg
  • 27 New US Policies for a New Middle East? - William B. Quandt
  • 28 The United States and the Arab Spring: Threats and Opportunities in a Revolutionary Era, - Mark L. Haas
  • About the Editors and Contributors