Syria And The United States: Eisenhower's Cold War In The Middle East, 1st Edition (e-Book) book cover

Syria And The United States

Eisenhower's Cold War In The Middle East, 1st Edition

By David W. Lesch


234 pages

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pub: 2019-06-18
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The "Syrian crisis" of 1957, sparked by a covert attempt by the Eisenhower administration to overthrow what it perceived to be an emerging Soviet client state in the Middle East, represented the denouement of a badly misguided U.S. foreign policy, according to David Lesch. The repercussions of this incident, which almost precipitated a superpower c

Table of Contents

Preface -- Note on the Text -- Introduction -- American Policy Under Truman -- Eisenhower’s Turn -- The Swinging of the Pendulum in Syria -- Syria’s Choice -- Policy Fragmentation -- Prelude to the 1957 Crisis -- Syria’s Rapprochement with Saudi Arabia and Iraq -- The American Riposte -- Regional Diplomacy of Sa’ud and Nasser -- The International Crisis -- Conclusion

About the Author

David Lesch is assistant professor of Middle East history at Trinity University in San Antonio.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / World / Middle Eastern
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies