The United States and Arab Nationalism: The Syrian Case, 1953-1960

Greenwood Publishing Group
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This book explores three themes. The Eisenhower Administration's overriding Cold War goal in the oil-rich Middle East was minimizing Soviet influence. Second, Soviet support for Arab opposition to British colonialism and Israeli Zionism prompted Arab nationalists to embrace neutralism in the Cold War. Third, Eisenhower and Dulles perceived neutral Arab nationalism as virtually tantamount to pro-communism. Syria, the most xenophobic Arab state, was deemed most susceptible to Soviet enticements. This book concludes that U.S. policies in Syria went awry, provoking Syria to collaborate even more closely with the Soviet Union.
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BONNIE F. SAUNDERS is Adjunct Professor of History at Springfield College in Springfield, Massachusetts, Teikyo Post University in Waterbury, Connecticut and at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain, Connecticut.

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Greenwood Publishing Group
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Published on
Dec 31, 1996
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Pages
115
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ISBN
9780275954260
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Language
English
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Genres
History / United States / General
Political Science / International Relations / General
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