The Middle East and the United States, Student Economy Edition: History, Politics, and Ideologies, UPDATED 2013 EDITION by David LeschThe Middle East and the United States, Student Economy Edition: History, Politics, and Ideologies, UPDATED 2013 EDITION by David Lesch

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byDavid Lesch, Mark L. Haas

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David W. Lesch is professor of Middle East history at Trinity University. Dr. Lesch is the author or editor of twelve books, including Syria: The Fall of the House of Assad, The Arab-Israeli Conflict: A History, 1979: The Year that Shaped the Modern Middle East, and The Arab Spring: Change and Resistance in the Middle East with coedito...
Title:The Middle East and the United States, Student Economy Edition: History, Politics, and Ideologies…Format:PaperbackDimensions:578 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.5 inPublished:December 1, 2015Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Introduction, David W. Lesch and Mark L. Haas

Part One: From Idealism to Realism: Wilsonian Intent to Cold War Practice

1. The Ironic Legacy of the King-Crane Commission, James Gelvin
2. The “Ambassador for the Arabs”: The Locke Mission and the Unmaking of US Development Diplomacy in the Near East, 1952–1953, Paul W.T. Kingston
3. US Foreign Policy Toward Iran During the Mussadiq Era, Mark Gasiorowski
4. The Mussadiq Era in Iran, 1951–1953: A Contemporary Diplomat’s View, Sir Sam Falle
5. National Security Concerns in US Policy Toward Egypt, 1949–1956, Peter Hahn
6. The Perils of Ambiguity: The United States and the Baghdad Pact, Elie Podeh
7. The 1957 American-Syrian Crisis: Globalist Policy in a Regional Reality, David W. Lesch
8. The United States and Nasserist Pan-Arabism, Malik Mufti
9. The Soviet Perception of the US Threat, Georgiy Mirsky
10. The Superpowers and the Cold War in the Middle East, Rashid Khalidi

Part Two: Arab-Israeli War and Peace

11. The 1967 Arab-Israeli War: US Actions and Arab Perceptions, Fawaz A. Gerges
12. Flawed Strategies and Missed Signals: Crisis Bargaining Between the Superpowers, October 1973, Janice Gross Stein
13. The United States and Israel: The Nature of a Special Relationship, Bernard Reich and Shannon Powers
14. From Madrid and Oslo to Camp David: The United States and the Arab-Israeli Conflict, 1991–2001, Jeremy Pressman
15. George W. Bush, Barak Obama, and the Arab-Israeli Conflict, Robert O. Freedman

Part Three: Allies and Enemies in the Gulf and Beyond

16. Americans and the Muslim World—First Encounters, Robert J. Allison
17. The United States in the Persian Gulf: From Twin Pillars to Dual Containment, Gary Sick
18. From “Over the Horizon” to “Into the Backyard”: The US-Saudi Relationship and the Gulf War, F. Gregory Gause III
19. The Iraq War of 2003: Why Did the United States Decide to Invade?, Steve A. Yetiv
20. What Went Wrong in Iraq?, Ali R.Abootalebi
21. The Push and Pull of Strategic Cooperation: The US Relationship with Turkey in the Middle East, Henri J. Barkey
22. The United States and Afghanistan: From Marginality to Strategic Concern, Marvin G.Weinbaum
23. Ideology and Iran’s American Policies, 1997-2008, Mark L. Haas
24. Is it Time for the United States to Give Up on Arab Liberals?, Jon B. Alterman
25. Islamist Perceptions of US Policy in the Middle East, Yvonne Yazbeck Haddad
26. US Relations with al-Q’aida, Heather S. Gregg
27. New US Policies for a New Middle East? William B. Quandt
28. The United States and the Arab Spring: Threats and Opportunities in a Revolutionary Era, Mark L. Haas

Editorial Reviews

"This book is indispensible for scholars and policymakers interested in understanding America’s past and current involvement in the Middle East. The essays are authoritative, compelling, and engaging. Collectively, they represent some of the smartest analysis on how the United States and the Middle East got where they are today."—Toby C. Jones, Rutgers University"Historical reviews blend with modern events to provide students with an outstanding survey central to discussions and insights about the entire region."—The Midwest Book Review"An indispensible resource for understanding contemporary US policies in the region.This volume remains an authoritative resource for practitioners and academics, for students in courses in US foreign policy or Middle Eastern history, and for the general reading public. Highly recommended.”—ChoiceReviews from the prior edition:"This book, the best single work dealing with the relationship between the United States and the Middle East, has been updated to include new chapters on Turkey and Afghanistan, and new material that addresses important aspects of this fraught relationship, notably the Arab-Israeli conflict and the successive crises in the Gulf. With these additions, it remains a timely and useful work."—Rashid Khalidi, Director, Center for International Studies, University of Chicago"David Lesch is to be commended for bringing about an important contribution to the literature on United States foreign policy in the Middle East. This book belongs in every university library, and it will serve as an outstanding secondary reader for classes on United States foreign policy."—Digest of Middle East Studies"This volume makes a solid contribution to understanding the successes and mistakes [of the United States] in this critical region. Invaluable for courses on Middle East history, politics, and international relations."—Choice"An excellent survey of the region and a welcomed addition as a reader on courses in U.S. foreign policy or Middle Eastern history."—Journal of Third World Studies"A welcome collection."—Foreign Affairs