Crisis And Crossfire

Author: Peter L. Hahn
Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.
ISBN: 1597973475
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Crisis And Crossfire from the Author: Peter L. Hahn. Although it seems almost incredible today, the United States had relatively little interest in the Middle East before 1945. But the dynamics and outcome of World War II elevated the importance of the Middle East in the American mind, and the United States has viewed the region with vital interest to its security and economy ever since. The projection of American power into the region has had consequences that have forever changed the United States and the Middle East, with the rise of al Qaeda and the turbulent occupation of Iraq being the latest examples. Crisis and Crossfire surveys and analyzes the broad contours of U.S. involvement in the region. It probes the reasons why the United States implemented various policies and assesses the wisdom of American leaders as they accepted greater responsibilities for preserving stability and security in the Middle East. Major themes include U.S.-Middle East policy in the context of the Cold War, the rise of Arab and Iranian nationalism, decolonization, the U.S. approach to the Arab-Israeli conflict, the politics of Western dependence on Middle Eastern oil, and America's military interventions, particularly its two wars against Iraq. This book's concise narrative and selection of primary-source documents make it an ideal introduction to U.S.-Middle East relations for students and for anyone with an interest in understanding the history behind today's events.

Historical Dictionary Of United States Middle East Relations

Author: Peter L. Hahn
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 0810864568
Size: 78.46 MB
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Historical Dictionary Of United States Middle East Relations from the Author: Peter L. Hahn. The current state of affairs between the United States and the Middle East is probably the most volatile and absorbing relationship the U.S. is involved in today. Prior to 1941, however, the U.S. preferred to limit its involvement with the Middle East to launching ministries of evangelism and social welfare across the region and investing in the pumping, refining, and transportation of oil to Western markets. It was not until World War II and the Cold War, when the threat of losing control of the region and therefore losing its natural resources, military bases, and lines of communication arose, that U.S. officials were motivated to take a greater interest. Since then, the increasing level of violence in the area has led to an increase in U.S. involvement, which_in most cases_has been far from positive: the Iran hostage crisis of 1979-1981, the Persian Gulf War of 1990-1991, and the U.S. invasion and occupation of Iraq in 2003. The Historical Dictionary of United States-Middle East Relations is an essential tool to understanding how diplomatic relations deteriorated to this point. This volume concentrates on the history of diplomatic relations between the U.S. and the Middle East from the onset of the Cold War up to the present. This is accomplished through a chronology, an introduction, a bibliography, an appendix, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on the countries involved, significant events, major crises, important figures, controversial issues, and doctrines and policies. For scholars, historians, and students interested in the diplomacy of these two regions, this is an essential reference.

A Companion To Dwight D Eisenhower

Author: Chester J. Pach
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470655216
Size: 79.22 MB
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A Companion To Dwight D Eisenhower from the Author: Chester J. Pach. "The essays in this volume analyze the rich historiography of the Eisenhower years, provide thoughtful and sometimes provocative assessments, and encourage readers to think about the connections between past and present"--

Reader S Choice

Author: Kim Flachmann
ISBN: 9780135022641
Size: 58.48 MB
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Reader S Choice from the Author: Kim Flachmann. Reader's Choice contains a diverse selection of contemporary and journalistic pieces interspersed with classic essay. Each chapter discusses in detail a single rhetorical technique, and includes a selection of professional readings in order to demonstrate the use of that particular technique. Questions following each reading are designed to guide you from a literal understanding of the piece, to interpretation, and finally to analysis. Reader's Choice challenges you to think, read, and write on a literal, interpretive, and critical level by discussing various rhetorical strategies through the use of both student and professional essays.

Author: Джошуа Слокам
Publisher: Yuri Marchenko
ISBN: 9662141731
Size: 77.27 MB
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from the Author: Джошуа Слокам. Капітан Джошуа Слокам — знакова постать в історії мореплавства. Він першим самотужки обійшов навколо світу на яхті під вітрилом (1895–1898). Але цим він не обмежився, і написав подорожні нотатки, які стали класикою жанру, перевидавалися безліч раз упродовж століття, що минуло, і досі продаються в американських книгарнях. Українською книжка вийшла завдяки ініціативі групи перекладачів, яку організував на сайті «Гоголівська академія» Антон Санченко — сучасний український письменник-мариніст («Баркароли», «Нариси бурси» та ін.). Крім захопливих морських вражень книжка пропонує маловідому колоніальну історію та географію кінця 19 століття.