Oil Sovereignty, American Foreign Policy, and the 1968 Coups in Iraq

  title={Oil Sovereignty, American Foreign Policy, and the 1968 Coups in Iraq},
  author={Brandon Wolfe-Hunnicutt},
  journal={Diplomacy \& Statecraft},
  pages={235 - 253}
ABSTRACT This analysis assesses American foreign policy toward the Ba’ath Party’s 1968 coup in Iraq. Whilst prominent American business groups expressed sympathy for the new Ba’athist regime in Baghdad, there is, as yet, no available evidence that these business groups received any official support from Washington. On the contrary, key policymakers within the Lyndon Johnson Administration had come to see the Ba’ath as a Cold War “enemy” by the late 1960s. 
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