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The Resource Caught in the Middle East : U. S. Policy Toward the Arab-Israeli Conflict, 1945-1961, (electronic resource:)

Caught in the Middle East : U. S. Policy Toward the Arab-Israeli Conflict, 1945-1961, (electronic resource:)

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Caught in the Middle East : U. S. Policy Toward the Arab-Israeli Conflict, 1945-1961
Title
Caught in the Middle East
Title remainder
U. S. Policy Toward the Arab-Israeli Conflict, 1945-1961
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eng
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Hahn, Peter L
LC call number
2003017454 [DS]
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American postwar efforts to ameliorate Arab-Israeli relations entangled the United States in the Arab-Israeli conflict in complex ways. Peter L. Hahn explores the diplomatic and cultural factors that influenced the policies of Presidents Truman and Eisenhower as they faced the escalation of one of the modern world's most intractable disputes. Truman tended to make decisions in an ad hoc, reactive fashion. Eisenhower, in contrast, had a more proactive approach to the regional conflict, but strategic and domestic political factors prevented him from dramatically revising the basic tenets Truman had established. American officials desired--in principle--to promote Arab-Israeli peace in order to stabilize the region. Yet Hahn shows how that desire for peace was not always an American priority, as U.S. leaders consistently gave more weight to their determination to contain the Soviet Union than to their desire to make peace between Israel and its neighbors. During these critical years the United States began to supplant Britain as the dominant Western power in the Middle East, and U.S. leaders found themselves in two notable predicaments. They were unable to relinquish the responsibilities they had accepted with their new power--even as those responsibilities became increasingly difficult to fulfill. And they were caught in the middle of the Arab-Israeli conflict, unable to resolve a dispute that would continue to generate instability for years to come
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Caught in the Middle East : U. S. Policy Toward the Arab-Israeli Conflict, 1945-1961, (electronic resource:)
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Contents
I: Genesis: the Palestine conflict to 1945 -- Security and politics: the context of U.S. policy toward Palestine after 1945 -- Ambivalence: Truman's policy toward Palestine, 1945-1947 -- Diplomacy and conflict: the creation of Israel and the Arab-Israeli war of 1948-1949 -- II: Security commitments: U.S. strategic interests in the Middle East, 1949-1953 -- Presidential passivity: Truman and the peace process, 1949-1953 -- Repatriation versus resettlement: the Palestinian refugee crisis, 1949-1953 -- Holy places: the question of Jerusalem, 1949-1953 -- Tangled web: the U.S. failure to solve multiple controversies, 1949-1953 -- The impact of conflict: U.S. relations with Israel and the Arab states, 1949-1953 -- III: Cold War framework: U.S. perspectives on the Middle East, 1953-1957 -- Border wars: Eisenhower, Dulles, and Arab-Israeli frontiers, 1953-1955 -- Cornucopia of conflict: water, Jerusalem, refugees, and trade, 1953-1955 -- Stillborn: the U.S. peace process and the resumption of war, 1955-1956 -- Desperation diplomacy: U.S. policy during the Suez-Sinai war of 1956 -- Persistent conflict: the aftermath of the Suez-Sinai war -- IV: Security affirmed: U.S. regional considerations in the Middle East after the Suez-Sinai war -- Containing conflict: U.S. efforts to avert Arab-Israeli clashes, 1957-1961 -- Selective activism: U.S. efforts to solve Arab-Israeli disputes, 1957-1961 -- Cost of conflict: U.S. relations with Israel and the Arab states, 1953-1961 -- Caught in the Middle East
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000118898
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unknown
Isbn
9780807828403
Lccn
2003017454
Other control number
9780807828403
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000118898
Label
Caught in the Middle East : U. S. Policy Toward the Arab-Israeli Conflict, 1945-1961, (electronic resource:)
Publication
Contents
I: Genesis: the Palestine conflict to 1945 -- Security and politics: the context of U.S. policy toward Palestine after 1945 -- Ambivalence: Truman's policy toward Palestine, 1945-1947 -- Diplomacy and conflict: the creation of Israel and the Arab-Israeli war of 1948-1949 -- II: Security commitments: U.S. strategic interests in the Middle East, 1949-1953 -- Presidential passivity: Truman and the peace process, 1949-1953 -- Repatriation versus resettlement: the Palestinian refugee crisis, 1949-1953 -- Holy places: the question of Jerusalem, 1949-1953 -- Tangled web: the U.S. failure to solve multiple controversies, 1949-1953 -- The impact of conflict: U.S. relations with Israel and the Arab states, 1949-1953 -- III: Cold War framework: U.S. perspectives on the Middle East, 1953-1957 -- Border wars: Eisenhower, Dulles, and Arab-Israeli frontiers, 1953-1955 -- Cornucopia of conflict: water, Jerusalem, refugees, and trade, 1953-1955 -- Stillborn: the U.S. peace process and the resumption of war, 1955-1956 -- Desperation diplomacy: U.S. policy during the Suez-Sinai war of 1956 -- Persistent conflict: the aftermath of the Suez-Sinai war -- IV: Security affirmed: U.S. regional considerations in the Middle East after the Suez-Sinai war -- Containing conflict: U.S. efforts to avert Arab-Israeli clashes, 1957-1961 -- Selective activism: U.S. efforts to solve Arab-Israeli disputes, 1957-1961 -- Cost of conflict: U.S. relations with Israel and the Arab states, 1953-1961 -- Caught in the Middle East
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000118898
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780807828403
Lccn
2003017454
Other control number
9780807828403
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000118898

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