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This acclaimed book brings together scholars and diplomats from the Middle East, Europe, and North America to provide an objective, cross-cultural assessment of U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East. This fifth edition has been substantially revised with greater emphasis on current events, including the policies of the Obama administration, Islamist perceptions of U.S. involvement in the Middle East, and the U.S. relationship with Israel, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and Afghanistan. Updated throughout, this edition also features five new chapters on the superpowers and the Middle East throughout the Cold War; the Bush and Obama administrations and the Arab#x13;Israeli conflict; contemporary U.S.#x13;Syrian relations; the importance of ideology to U.S.#x13;Iranian relations under the last three administrations; and U.S. relations with Al Qaeda.
David w. Lesch is professor of Middle East history in the Department of History at Trinity University. Dr. Lesch is the author of a number of books on the Middle East, including 1979: The Year That Shaped the Modern Middle East, The New Lien of Damascus: Bashar al-Asad and Modern Syria, and The Arab-Israeli Conflict: A History. Mark L. Haas is associate professor in the Political Science Department and the Graduate Center for Social and Public Policy al Duquesne University in Pittsburgh. He is the author of The Ideological Origins of Great Power Politics, 1789-1989 and Ideologies and American Security in the Middle East.
Table of Contents
Preface to the Fifth Edition
Note on the Text
Map of the Middle East
From Idealism to Realism: Wilsonian Intent to Cold War Practice
The Ironic Legacy of the King-Crane Commission
The ôAmbassador for the Arabsö: 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 States 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
Fight or Talk: US-Syrian Relations Since 2000
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 ôOver the Horizonö to ôInto the Backyardö: 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?
About the Editors and Contributors
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