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Palestinians, 1981–2003

Luca Ricolfi

in Making Sense of Suicide Missions

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199276998
eISBN:
9780191707735
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199276998.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines the suicide missions (SMs) related to the Arab-Israeli conflict that took place from 1981 to December 2003. SMs are a relatively recent phenomenon in the Middle East, with only ... More


Iran and the Arab-Israeli Conflict

Thomas Juneau

in Squandered Opportunity: Neoclassical Realism and Iranian Foreign Policy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780804793056
eISBN:
9780804795081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804793056.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Iran’s rising power pushes it towards greater assertiveness in the Arab-Israeli conflict. Yet solely on the basis of structural pressures, there is limited security for Iran to maximize: it does not ... More


LBJ's Other War

Jeremy Salt

in The Unmaking of the Middle East: A History of Western Disorder in Arab Lands

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520255517
eISBN:
9780520934757
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520255517.003.0011
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter describes the events leading to the 1967 war between Israel and Egypt. It discusses Israel's frequent threat of launching pre-emptive strikes against Arab targets and Egyptian President ... More


Squandered Opportunity: Neoclassical Realism and Iranian Foreign Policy

Thomas Juneau

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780804793056
eISBN:
9780804795081
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804793056.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The Islamic Republic of Iran faced a favourable strategic environment after 2001 – a window of opportunity. Iran responded by assertively seeking to expand its interests throughout the Middle East. ... More


The United States and Israel’s Nuclear Weapons Program, 1961–1973

Jeffrey W. Taliaferro

in Defending Frenemies: Alliances, Politics, and Nuclear Nonproliferation in US Foreign Policy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190939304
eISBN:
9780190939342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190939304.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Chapter 3 posits that the overriding objective of the Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon administrations was to avoid containment failure in the Middle East. Thwarting the Israeli nuclear weapons program ... More


The Six-Day War and the End of the Intervention in Yemen

Jesse Ferris

in Nasser's Gamble: How Intervention in Yemen Caused the Six-Day War and the Decline of Egyptian Power

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691155142
eISBN:
9781400845231
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691155142.003.0008
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter brings the story of the Egyptian intervention to a close. Covering the momentous year of 1967, it exposes the little appreciated link between inter-Arab tensions and the Arab–Israeli ... More


Palestinian Politics after the Oslo Accords: Resuming Arab Palestine

Nathan Brown

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520237629
eISBN:
9780520937789
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520237629.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This book does what hostilities in the Middle East have made nearly impossible: it offers a measured, internal perspective on Palestinian politics, viewing emerging political patterns from the ... More


The International Politics of the Middle East

Raymond Hinnebusch

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719053450
eISBN:
9781781700204
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719053450.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This text aims to fill a gap in the field of Middle Eastern political studies by combining international relations theory with concrete case studies. It begins with an overview of the rules and ... More


Zionism, Israel and the Middle East

Ezra Mendelsohn

in Studies in Contemporary Jewry: XII: Literary Strategies: Jewish Texts and Contexts

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195112030
eISBN:
9780199854608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195112030.003.0022
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter reviews Isaac Altera's Eisenhower and Israel. The literature presents a detailed analysis of U.S. policy toward Israel during the years 1953–7, augmented by a much briefer account of the ... More


Reflections on the Suez Crisis: Security in the Middle East

Hermann Frederick Eilts

in Suez 1956: The Crisis and its Consequences

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202417
eISBN:
9780191675348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202417.003.0020
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Middle East History

The theme of this chapter is security arrangements, past and present, and the legacy of the Suez crisis to the present day. It argues that the Baghdad Pact, despite Nasser's rhetoric, was hardly a ... More


Jacob Talmon: Combining histories and presents

Amikam Nachmani

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780719085727
eISBN:
9781781704844
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719085727.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Universities are a part of society but insist on distance, detachment and autonomy. Universities are bankrolled by society but academics demand total freedom in the domains of study, research, and ... More


The Art of the Impossible: The Foreign Policy of Lebanon

Bahgat Korany and Ali E. Hillal Dessouki

in The Foreign Policies of Arab States: The Challenge of Globalization

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774163609
eISBN:
9781617970375
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774163609.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

From a theoretical perspective, Lebanon's foreign policy captures the dynamic overlap between domestic and foreign politics, and is a “two-level game” par excellence. Disagreement among Lebanon's ... More


Electrical Palestine: Capital and Technology from Empire to Nation

Fredrik Meiton

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780520295889
eISBN:
9780520968486
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520295889.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

Like electricity, political power travels through physical materials whose properties govern its flow. Electrical Palestine charts the construction of Palestine’s electric grid in the interwar period ... More


Arendt's Banality of Evil Thesis and the Arab-Israeli Conflict

Yaron Ezrahi

in Thinking in Dark Times: Hannah Arendt on Ethics and Politics

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230754
eISBN:
9780823235858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230754.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter focuses on the potential second “career” of the banality of evil thesis in the profoundly different context of the Arab-Israeli conflict. Considering the ... More


Oil Shocked

Daniel J. Sargent

in A Superpower Transformed: The Remaking of American Foreign Relations in the 1970s

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780195395471
eISBN:
9780199393633
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395471.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Political History

US economic and geopolitical interests were entwined in the Middle East in the early 1970s. Prioritizing geopolitical objectives, the Nixon administration bolstered Iran and Saudi Arabia as regional ... More


Escalations and De-escalations in the Cold War, 1945–1968

Louis Kriesberg

in Realizing Peace: A Constructive Conflict Approach

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780190228668
eISBN:
9780190228699
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190228668.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, American Politics

The chapter analyzes episodes of escalation and of moderation in the first fifteen years of the Cold War. It examines the beginnings of the conflict resolution field. Then it analyzes major events in ... More


The Visit

Yoav Di-Capua

in No Exit: Arab Existentialism, Jean-Paul Sartre, and Decolonization

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226499741
eISBN:
9780226499888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226499888.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

At the height of his popularity in the Middle East, in 1965, Sartre finally decided to weigh in on the Arab-Israeli conflict, visit the region and see for himself. This chapter tells the ... More


Spheres of Intervention: US Foreign Policy and the Collapse of Lebanon, 1967-1976

James R. Stocker

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9781501700774
eISBN:
9781501704154
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501700774.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This book examines the history of diplomatic relations between the United States and Lebanon during a transformational period for Lebanon and a time of dynamic changes in U.S. policy toward the ... More


Reckoning Postponed: From the October War to the Civil War

James R. Stocker

in Spheres of Intervention: US Foreign Policy and the Collapse of Lebanon, 1967-1976

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9781501700774
eISBN:
9781501704154
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501700774.003.0006
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter examines the impact of the October War on Lebanese politics. In the period following the October War, Lebanon entered what seemed to be a permanent state of crisis and U.S. appeared to ... More


Introduction

Thomas Juneau

in Squandered Opportunity: Neoclassical Realism and Iranian Foreign Policy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780804793056
eISBN:
9780804795081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804793056.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The introduction sets the stage by explaining how the book offers an original reading of Iran’s foreign policy: why and how Tehran failed to seize the opportunities it faced after 2001. It starts by ... More


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