The 1959 Moroccan oil poisoning and US Cold War disaster diplomacy

@article{Segalla2012The1M,
  title={The 1959 Moroccan oil poisoning and US Cold War disaster diplomacy},
  author={Spencer D. Segalla},
  journal={The Journal of North African Studies},
  year={2012},
  volume={17},
  pages={315 - 336}
}
  • Spencer D. Segalla
  • Published 1 March 2012
  • Political Science
  • The Journal of North African Studies
This article explores the ways in which Cold War publicity concerns shaped American humanitarian efforts in Morocco, examining responses to the 1959 cooking oil adulteration in light of Kenneth Osgood's work on American Cold War public relations, as well as the work of analysts of more recent ‘disaster diplomacy’. The Cold War provided an incentive for American disaster aid – but it also distorted that aid, as American policy prioritised immediate, visible aid over long-term relief efforts. In… 

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