Markey, Samuel E. (2007)
M.Phil. thesis, University of Birmingham.
Contrary to popular academic assumption, the story of US Middle East strategy may be summarized by two key characteristics: reaction and incoherence. These descriptors are especially true of Washington’s strategic partnership with Tel Aviv – an arrangement that emerged relatively late in the development of US regional strategy, in response to the stagnation of primary efforts to establish a strategic arrangement centred on US-Arab partnerships. The US-Israeli partnership was therefore not an inevitable evolution of US strategy, but rather a product of the political pragmatism of the Johnson and Nixon administrations (not to mention a highly spurious interpretation of the events of the Jordanian civil war of September 1970). Only in 1973, following yet another round of Arab-Israeli hostilities, did the US begin to revise its arrangement with Israel to redress the balance between US-Israeli and US-Arab relations.
|Type of Work:||M.Phil. thesis.|
|Supervisor(s):||Lucas, W. Scott|
|School/Faculty:||Schools (1998 to 2008) > School of Historical Studies|
|Department:||Department of American and Canadian Studies|
|Keywords:||Middle East, Israel, strategy, America, US, Nixon|
|Subjects:||JZ International relations|
E11 America (General)
|Institution:||University of Birmingham|
|Library Catalogue:||Check for printed version of this thesis|
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