This book analyzes the Reagan administration's Middle East policy during its first four-year term of office. It deals with security assistance, bilateral strategic cooperation, military collaboration, crisis management in Lebanon, and the Reagan Plan employed by the administration.
Table of Contents
Introduction Part I: A Prelude to a Reagan Middle East Policy 1. The Carter Legacy 2. An Intervening Variable: The Slow Start 3. The Strategic Context 4. Defining US Interests and Objectives Part II: Addressing a Strategic Quandary 5. Defining the Quandary 6. Security Assistance: The Saudi Deal 7. Strategic Cooperation: The MOU and other Arrangements 8. Flexing a Muscle: The Bright Star Exercises 9. Crisis Management: Peace for Galilee, for Lebanon and Beyond 10. Conflict Resolution: The Reagan Plan 11. "Regional Policeman" Revisited 12. Conclusion