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Caught in the Middle East [electronic resource] : U.S. policy toward the Arab-Israeli conflict, 1945-1961 / Peter L. Hahn.

Publication:
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c2004.
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1 online resource (415 p.)
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Subjects:
Arab-Israeli conflict -- Diplomatic history.
Arab-Israeli conflict -- Peace.
United States -- Foreign relations -- 1945-1989.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
Postwar American officials desired, in principle, to promote Arab-Israeli peace in order to stabilize the Middle East. This book shows how, during the Truman and Eisenhower administrations, the desire for peace was not always an American priority. Instead, they consistently gave more weight to their determination to contain the Soviet Union.
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.
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 367-387) and index.
ISBN:
0-8078-6358-0
OCLC:
70733870