pt. 1. From idealism to realism : Wilsonian intent to Cold War practice. The ironic legacy of the King-Crane Commission / James Gelvin 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 US foreign policy toward Iran during the Massadiq era / Mark Gasiorowski The Mussadiq era in Iran, 1951-1953 : a contemporary diplomat's view / Sam Falle National security concerns in US policy toward Egypt, 1949-1956 / Peter Hahn The perils of ambiguity : the United States and the Baghdad Pact / Elie Podeh The 1957 American-Syrian crisis : globalist policy in a regional reality / David W. Lesch The United States and Nasserist pan-Arabism / Malik Mufti The Soviet perception of the US threat / Georgiy Mirsky The superpowers and the Cold War in the Middle East / Rashid Khalidi pt. 2. Arab-Israeli war and peace. The 1967 Arab-Israeli War : US actions and Arab perceptions / Fawaz A. Gerges Flawed strategies and missed signals : crisis bargaining between the superpowers, October 1973 / Janice Gross Stein The United States and Israel : the nature of a special relationship / Bernard Reich and Shannon Powers From Madrid and Oslo to Camp David : the United States and the Arab-Israeli Conflict, 1991-2001 / Jeremy Pressman George W. Bush, Barack Obama, and the Arab-Israeli Conflict / Robert O. Freedman pt. 3. Allies and enemies in the Gulf and beyond. Americans and the Muslim world : first encounters / Robert J. Allison The United States in the Persian Gulf : from twin pillars to dual containment / Gary Sick From "over the horizon" to "into the backyard" : The US-Saudi relationship in the Gulf / F. Gregory Gause, III The Iraq War of 2003 : why did the United States decide to invade? / Steve A. Yetiv What went wrong in Iraq? / Ali R. Abootalebi The push an pull of strategic cooperation : the US relationship with Turkey in the Middle East / Henri J. Barkey The United States and Afghanistan : from marginality to strategic concern / Marvin G. Weinbaum Ideology and Iran's American policies, 1997-2008 / Mark L. Haas Is it time for the United States to give up on Arab liberals? / Jon B. Alterman Islamist perceptions of US policy in the Middle East / Yvonne Yazbeck Haddad US relations with al-Qa'ida / Heather S. Gregg New US policies for a new Middle East? / William B. Quandt The United States and the Arab Spring : threats and opportunities in a revolutionary era / Mark L. Haas.