Defining Documents in American History: US Involvement in the Middle East, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1642653985
  • ISBN-13: 9781642653984
  • DDC: 327.73056
  • 600 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2020 | Published/Released September 2020
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2020

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The Middle East and the United States have had a complex relationship, especially as it relates to the conflicts and wars that the region has endured over the past three centuries. The U.S. has engaged in military and covert operations with various groups and nations throughout the Middle East in an effort to protect its own interests, settle border disputes, and prevent the spread of weapons of mass destruction. Shifting alliances and humanitarian crises have led presidents from Eisenhower to Obama to develop specific doctrines to uphold some regimes, dampen the influence of other world powers, especially Russian, and to wipe out the cells that have spawned some of the world's most terrifying extremist groups, including the Taliban and the Islamic State. This two-volume set organizes this far-reaching content into six sections: Defense of National Interests; Arms and Weapons of Mass Destruction; Covert Operations; Terrorism; Political Regimes; and Fundamentalist Organizations.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Publisher’s Note.
Editor’s Introduction.
Full Table of Contents.
1: Colonialism and the Transition to US Influence.
2: On the Jewish State.
3: The D’Arcy Oil Concession.
4: Hussein-McMahon Correspondence.
5: Sykes-Picot Agreement.
6: Balfour Declaration.
7: Palestine Mandate.
8: White Paper of 1939.
9: Truman Statement on Immigration into Palestine.
10: Declaration of the Establishment of the State of Israel.
11: CIA Summary of the Overthrow of Premier Mossadeq of Iran.
12: Baghdad Pact.
13: The Nationalization of the Suez Canal.
14: The Eisenhower Doctrine.
15: Arab Voices in Opposition.
16: Charter of the Arab League.
17: Palestinian National Charter.
18: Islam and Universal Peace.
19: Islam: The Misunderstood Religion.
20: Saudi Arabia: A Country Study.
21: Late Twentieth-Century Wars and Peace Accords.
22: U.N. Security Council Resolution 242 on the Arab-Israeli Conflict.
23: Camp David Accords.
24: Egypt-Israel Peace Treaty.
25: “Crisis of Confidence”.
26: “The Great Satan”.
27: Documents Relating to the Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan.
28: Remarks on the Attack in Beirut.
29: Memos Concerning a Meeting between Donald Rumsfeld and Saddam Hussein.
30: The Iran-Contra Affair.
31: The Cessation of the Persian Gulf War.
32: The 1993 World Trade Center Bombing: Report and Analysis.
33: Oslo Accords.