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Sold Out? US Foreign Policy, Iraq, the Kurds, and the Cold War.

By: Gibson, Bryan R.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Middle East Today: Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2015Description: 1 online resource (284 p.).ISBN: 9781137517159.Subject(s): Cold War | Iraq -- Foreign relations -- United States | Kurds -- Government policy -- United States | United States -- Foreign relations -- 1945-1989 | United States -- Foreign relations -- IraqGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Sold Out? US Foreign Policy, Iraq, the Kurds, and the Cold WarDDC classification: 327.730567 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover -- Title -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- List of Maps -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Acronyms and Abbreviations -- 1 Eisenhower and the Qasim Regime: July 1958-January 1961 -- 2 Kennedy and the Qasim Regime: January 1961-February 1963 -- 3 Kennedy and the First Ba'thist Regime: February-November 1963 -- 4 Johnson and the Arab Nationalists: November 1963-June 1967 -- 5 Johnson and the British Withdrawal from the Gulf: June 1967-January 1969 -- 6 Nixon and the Second Ba'thist Regime: January 1969-July 1972 -- 7 Nixon and the Kurdish Intervention: August 1972-October 1973
8 Kissinger and the Kurdish War: October 1973-March 1975 -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Select Bibliography -- Index
Summary: This book analyzes the ways in which US policy toward Iraq was dictated by America's broader Cold War strategy between 1958 and 1975 and shows where Iraq fits into the broader historiography of the Cold War in the Middle East.
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Cover -- Title -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- List of Maps -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Acronyms and Abbreviations -- 1 Eisenhower and the Qasim Regime: July 1958-January 1961 -- 2 Kennedy and the Qasim Regime: January 1961-February 1963 -- 3 Kennedy and the First Ba'thist Regime: February-November 1963 -- 4 Johnson and the Arab Nationalists: November 1963-June 1967 -- 5 Johnson and the British Withdrawal from the Gulf: June 1967-January 1969 -- 6 Nixon and the Second Ba'thist Regime: January 1969-July 1972 -- 7 Nixon and the Kurdish Intervention: August 1972-October 1973

8 Kissinger and the Kurdish War: October 1973-March 1975 -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Select Bibliography -- Index

This book analyzes the ways in which US policy toward Iraq was dictated by America's broader Cold War strategy between 1958 and 1975 and shows where Iraq fits into the broader historiography of the Cold War in the Middle East.

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Gibson's meticulously researched and well-written account, based on his PhD at the London School of Economics and Political Science, documents US meddling in Iraqi politics from 1958 to 1975. He argues that "Iraq actually played a greater role in the Cold War in the Middle East than has been previously recognized." The US wanted to destabilize Iraq, which was seen as becoming a Soviet ally under Prime Minister Qasim, who took power in a coup in 1958. Hence, the US welcomed the Ba'th Party's overthrow of Qasim in 1963, although Gibson concludes that the US did not have a direct hand in it. The US later soured on the Ba'thists and funded a Kurdish insurrection in the early 1970s. This ended when the Shah of Iran abruptly made a deal with Iraq in 1975. This little known history of Iraq in the 1960s-1970s is important to understanding the subsequent trajectory of Iraq into chaos. Gibson's work is a fine example of the new Cold War history, which is filling in blank spots of history as new archives become available. He was also able to interview some of the US and Israeli protagonists. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above. --Peter Rutland, Wesleyan University

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Bryan R. Gibson holds a PhD in International History from the London School of Economics and Political Science, UK. He is the author of C overt Relationship: American Foreign Policy, Intelligence and the Iran-Iraq War, 1980-1988 and co-editor of The Iran-Iraq War: New International Perspectives.

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