This volume, first published in 1982, provides a comprehensive analysis of the problems affecting the interests of the Western Alliance (the North Americans, the Europeans and the Japanese), the Middle East states, and the Soviet Union. The authors, all internationally recognized experts in their fields, bring together different and distinctive perspectives on such central issues as the Arab-Israeli dispute, the dynamics of the energy crisis, alliance unity and the role of the Soviet Union, and the effect of growing Middle East instability on the interests of individual allied countries. The chapters address the major issues both historically and in terms of current events; and they seek to examine relationships both from the perspective of the various countries and of the Alliance as a whole.
Part 1. Policies Within the Alliance Toward the Middle East 1. The Western Alliance in the Middle East: Problems for US Foreign Policy William B. Quandt 2. Europe and the Middle East Dominique Moisi 3. Japan and the Middle East Masahiro Sasagawa Part 2. Alliance Strategies, Cooperation and Conflict 4. Alice in Wonderland: the North Atlantic Alliance and the Arab-Israeli Dispute Janice Gross Stein 5. Euro-American Energy Diplomacy in the Middle East, 1970-80: the Pervasive Crisis Joan Garratt 6. Energy and the Western Alliance Robert J. Lieber Part 3. The Superpower Connection 7. American Leadership, the Western Alliance and the Old Regime in the Persian Gulf James R. Kurth 8. New Directions for Soviet Middle East Policy in the 1980s: Implications for the Atlantic Alliance Francis Fukuyama Part 4. The Arab World and the Western Alliance 9. Geopolitical Illusions Fouad Ajami 10. Egypt and the Western Alliance: the Politics of Westo-mania? Ibrahim Karawan 11. Palestinians and the Western Alliance: a Palestinian Perspective Tawfic E. Farah Part 5. The Major Non-Arab Middle East States and the Western Alliance 12. Israel and the Western Alliance Itmar Rabinovitch 13. Iran and the Middle East Richard W. Cottam 14. Turkey in Crisis: Implications for the Atlantic Alliance Ciro Elliott Zoppo