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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Kaufman, Burton Ira.
Arab Middle East and the United States.
New York, N.Y. : Twayne Publishers ; London : Prentice Hall International, 1996
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Burton Ira Kaufman
|ISBN:||0805779116 9780805779110 0805792112 9780805792119|
|Description:||xvii, 291 p. : maps ; 24 cm.|
|Contents:||Ch. 1. Forging Policy in the Postwar Era: 1945-1953 --
Ch. 2. Eisenhower, Containment, and Arab Nationalism, 1953-1961 --
Ch. 3. Kennedy and Arab Nationalism: 1961-1963 --
Ch. 4. Johnson and the Six-Day War: 1963-1969 --
Ch. 5. Nixon, Kissinger, and the Yom Kippur War: 1969-1974 --
Ch. 6. Step-by-Step Diplomacy: 1974-1977 --
Ch. 7. Carter and the Camp David Accords: 1977-1981 --
Ch. 8. Reagan and Lebanon: 1981-1984 --
Ch. 9. In the Pursuit of Peace: 1984-1989 --
Ch. 10. Bush and the Persian Gulf War: 1989-1991 --
Ch. 11. In the Aftermath of War: 1991-1994.
|Series Title:||Twayne's international history series, [no. 15]|
|Responsibility:||Burton I. Kaufman.|
Kaufman also details the impact of the cold war on U.S.-Arab relations. In his view, Washington's abiding concern with communist expansion after 1945 pervaded and perverted the U.S. approach to the Arab Middle East. Combined with the rise of Arab nationalism, Kaufman argues, the hardening of the cold war led to an American myopia regarding the Middle East that a more regional perspective might have avoided.
Kaufman presents his conclusions in chronological chapters that analyze the respective policies and actions toward the Middle East of American presidents from Truman to Clinton. He traces the history of U.S. foreign policy in the post-World War II era, the rise of Arab nationalism, the Arab-Israeli conflicts, the Camp David Accords, and the Persian Gulf War and its aftermath. Kaufman offers a balanced view of the Arab-Israeli conflicts, at once clarifying the role of the United States in moving Israel and the Arab nations toward accommodation and revealing the limits of the U.S. influence in the Arab Middle East.
- Arab countries -- Foreign relations -- United States.
- United States -- Foreign relations -- Arab countries.
- United States -- Foreign relations -- 1945-
- Foreign relations
- United States
- Middle East
- Buitenlandse betrekkingen.
- Geschichte 1945-1994.
- Naher Osten
- Arab Countries -- Foreign relation -- United States.
- United States -- Foreign relations -- Arab Countries.
- International relations.
- Arab countries.
- United States.