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The Strategic Formulation
Decolonisation would transform the strategic topography of the world. Newly independent states could turn not only against the West, but also against each other, sparking local conflicts that couldExpand
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International Politics and Iraqi Oil, 1918–1928: A Study in Anglo-American Diplomacy
In recent years the political turmoil in the Middle East, the activities of OPEC, and the threat of “the oil weapon†have created so many reverberations in the industrialized world that it is easyExpand
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Reagan Takes Charge
Where Carter policy makers had trouble answering unanswerable questions, officials in the new Reagan administration did not view the answers as having much significance. Rather than worrying overExpand
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Kennedy, the Arabs and the Navy’s New Frontier
John F. Kennedy and the men around him were keen to face the challenges of the post-colonial era. As a presidential candidate, Kennedy had denounced Eisenhower’s supposedly lethargic response toExpand
America Moves into the Middle East
The Eisenhower years marked the beginning of direct US activism in the Middle East. In the eyes of US policy makers in the 1950s, the Western oil interest was too vital for Washington to abandon toExpand
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Carter Closes the Clasp
Few administrations produced such sharp divergences between promise and performance as the administration of Jimmy Carter. And in no area of policy was the divergence so great as in the Middle East.
Nixon and his Doctrine
Richard Nixon had few ambivalences about the Third World. Unlike Eisenhower or Kennedy, Nixon was never attracted to the idea of a modus vivendi with radical nationalisms. Nor was his NationalExpand
Doves, Hawks, and Detente
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