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FDR and the End of Empire : The Origins of American Power in the Middle East

By: D. O'Sullivan, Christopher.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.The World of the Roosevelt's: Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012Description: 1 online resource (221 p.).ISBN: 9781137025258.Subject(s): Arab nationalism -- History -- 20th century | Imperialism -- History -- 20th century | Middle East -- Colonial influence | Middle East -- Foreign relations -- United States | Middle East -- Politics and government -- 1914-1945 | Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945 -- Political and social views | United States -- Foreign relations -- 1933-1945 | United States -- Foreign relations -- Middle EastGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: FDR and the End of Empire : The Origins of American Power in the Middle EastDDC classification: 327.7305609 | 327.7305609043 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction: A New Deal for the Middle East; 1. FDR and the End of Empire in the Middle East; 2. Iraq Between Two Empires: Great Britain, Arab Nationalism, and the Origins of American Power; 3. The New Deal on the Nile: Challenging British Power in Egypt; 4. Iran: "A Testing Ground for the Atlantic Charter"; 5. FDR and Saudi Arabia: Forging a Special Relationship; 6. Palestine: The Paradox of Self-Determination; 7. FDR's Road to Damascus: The United States, the Free French, and American "Principles on Trial" in the Levant
Conclusion: Sowing the Dragon's Teeth: Th e Origins of American Empire in the Middle EastNotes; Bibliography; Index
Summary: An account of the origins of American involvement in the Middle East during the Presidency of Franklin D. Roosevelt.
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Cover; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction: A New Deal for the Middle East; 1. FDR and the End of Empire in the Middle East; 2. Iraq Between Two Empires: Great Britain, Arab Nationalism, and the Origins of American Power; 3. The New Deal on the Nile: Challenging British Power in Egypt; 4. Iran: "A Testing Ground for the Atlantic Charter"; 5. FDR and Saudi Arabia: Forging a Special Relationship; 6. Palestine: The Paradox of Self-Determination; 7. FDR's Road to Damascus: The United States, the Free French, and American "Principles on Trial" in the Levant

Conclusion: Sowing the Dragon's Teeth: Th e Origins of American Empire in the Middle EastNotes; Bibliography; Index

An account of the origins of American involvement in the Middle East during the Presidency of Franklin D. Roosevelt.

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From the beginning of WW II, Franklin Roosevelt and many of his New Deal advisers understood that the new circumstances offered a remarkable opportunity for the expansion of US power in the Middle East, where the French and British were fast losing their centuries-old imperialistic roles and images. However, US policy makers were challenged by such irreconcilable issues as the rise of nationalism, the ever-growing global demands for oil and the discovery of the region's enormous oil resources, and the future of Palestine, where Palestinian Arab dreams for independence came in direct collision with the Zionist plan of building a national homeland. Roosevelt's contradictory pledges to both sides did not help matters, as "both Arab and Zionist leaders came to believe they had his blessings." As O'Sullivan (Univ. of South Florida) concludes, "the duality of American policy is evident today in Washington's conflicting aims, where blunt quasi-imperial objectives related to oil, regime change, and hegemony have been pursued alongside more reform-minded rhetoric about democracy promotion, nation building, and economic development." The author's solid research and thoughtful, objective analysis expertly show that modern US policies in the Middle East are rooted in WW II. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above. N. Rassekh emeritus, Lewis and Clark College

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CHRISTOPHER D. O'SULLIVAN teaches History and International Studies at the University of San Francisco, USA and was recently a Fulbright visiting professor at the University of Jordan. His books include Colin Powell: American Power and Intervention From Vietnam to Iraq (2009); Sumner Welles, Postwar Planning, and the Quest for a New World Order (2008) which won the American Historical Association's Gutenberg-e Prize; and The United Nations: A Concise History (2005).

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