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The Showdown That Wasn't: U.S.-Israeli Relations and American Domestic Politics, 1973–75
How influential are domestic politics on U.S. foreign affairs? With regard to Middle East policy, how important a role do ethnic lobbies, Congress, and public opinion play in influencing U.S.Expand
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Who Killed Détente? The Superpowers and the Cold War in the Middle East, 1969–77
  • Galen Jackson
  • Political Science
  • International Security
  • 1 January 2020
Standard explanations for the demise of U.S.-Soviet détente during the 1970s emphasize the Soviet Union's inability to put aside its communist ideology for the sake of a more cooperative relationshipExpand
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The Offshore Balancing Thesis Reconsidered: Realism, the Balance of Power in Europe, and America's Decision for War in 1917
According to John Mearsheimer, the United States entered the First World War because the Wilson administration believed the Triple Entente was on the verge of defeat. As a result, he claims, theExpand
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The United States, the Israeli Nuclear Program, and Nonproliferation, 1961–69
Abstract As was evident from the intense reaction to Donald Trump’s comments during the 2016 presidential campaign about nuclear proliferation, many analysts believe that the United States hasExpand
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The Johnson Administration and Arab-Israeli Peacemaking after June 1967
Following the 1967 Arab-Israeli war, the United States took a relatively passive approach to Middle East peacemaking. The passivity shown by the administration of President Lyndon Johnson stemmedExpand
The Lost Peace: Great Power Politics and the Arab-Israeli Problem, 1967-1979
In the aftermath of the June 1967 Six-Day War, both the United States and the Soviet Union had powerful incentives to achieve a peaceful resolution of the Arab-Israeli dispute. With each superpowerExpand
Strategy and Two-Level Games: U.S. Domestic Politics and the Road to a Separate Peace, 1977–1978
  • Galen Jackson
  • Political Science
  • Journal of Cold War Studies
  • 16 August 2017
How and to what extent do domestic political considerations influence U.S. foreign policy, particularly in the Middle East? This article addresses that question by drawing on declassified recordsExpand