US foreign policy in the Middle East : the roots of anti-Americanism

Baxter, Kylie and Akbarzadeh, Shahram 2008, US foreign policy in the Middle East : the roots of anti-Americanism, Taylor & Francis, Abingdon, England.

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Title US foreign policy in the Middle East : the roots of anti-Americanism
Author(s) Baxter, Kylie
Akbarzadeh, Shahram
Publication date 2008
Total pages 208
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Place of Publication Abingdon, England
Keyword(s) US foreign policy
Middle East
anti-Americanism
Summary Over the last sixty years, Washington has been a major player in the politics of the Middle East. From Iran in the 1950s, to the Gulf War of 1991, to the devastation of contemporary Iraq, US policy has had a profound impact on the domestic affairs of the region. Anti-Americanism is a pervasive feature of modern Middle East public opinion. But far from being intrinsic to ‘Muslim political culture’, scepticism of the US agenda is directly linked to the regional policies pursued by Washington. By exploring critical points of regional crisis, Kylie Baxter and Shahram Akbarzadeh elaborate on the links between US policy and popular distrust of the United States. The book also examines the interconnected nature of events in this geo-strategically vital region. Accessible and easy to follow, it is designed to provide a clear and concise overview of complex historical and political material. Key features include: •maps illustrating key events and areas of discontent •text boxes on topics of interest related to the Arab/Israeli Wars, Iranian politics, foreign interventions in Afghanistan and Iraq, the wars of the Persian Gulf, September 11 and the rise of Islamist movements •further reading lists and a selection of suggested study questions at the end of each chapter.
ISBN 020392830X
9780203928301
Language eng
Field of Research 160803 Race and Ethnic Relations
Socio Economic Objective 940111 Ethnicity, Multiculturalism and Migrant Development and Welfare
HERDC Research category A1.1 Books - authored - research
Copyright notice ©2008, Taylor & Francis
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30059472

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