The Middle East and the United States: History, Politics, and Ideologies, UPDATED 2013 EDITION, 5th Edition (Paperback) book cover

The Middle East and the United States

History, Politics, and Ideologies, UPDATED 2013 EDITION, 5th Edition

By David W. Lesch, Mark L. Haas


578 pages

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Table of Contents

Preface to the Fifth Edition -- Note on the Text -- Introduction -- From Idealism to Realism -- The Ironic Legacy of the King-Crane Commission -- The “Ambassador for the Arabs” -- US Foreign Policy Toward Iran During the Mussadiq Era -- The Mussadiq Era in Iran, 1951–1953 -- National Security Concerns in US Policy Toward Egypt, 1949–1956 -- The Perils of Ambiguity -- The 1957 American-Syrian Crisis -- 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 -- Flawed Strategies and Missed Signals -- The United States and Israel -- From Madrid and Oslo to Camp David -- George W. Bush, Barack Obama, and the Arab-Israeli Conflict -- Allies and Enemies in the Gulf and Beyond -- Americans and the Muslim World–First Encounters -- The United States in the Persian Gulf -- From “Over the Horizon” to “Into the Backyard” -- The Iraq War of 2003 -- What Went Wrong in Iraq? -- The Push and Pull of Strategic Cooperation -- The United States and Afghanistan -- 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? -- The United States and the Arab Spring

Subject Categories

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