United States interests in the Middle East by American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research

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Statementedited by George Lenczowski
SeriesIts Analysis, 90th Cong., 2d sess -- no. 17
ContributionsLenczowski, George, ed
The Physical Object
Pagination129 p. :
Number of Pages129
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Open LibraryOL15468791M

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The United States has abstained from helping allies in the Middle East (Sisi in Egypt, Saleh in Yemen, etc). The lack of support for the Syrian Moderate Rebels created a resentment in the region.

GCC countries led by Saudi Arabia have recently said they do not believe the United States could assure their security if Iran succeeds in gaining a.

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United States foreign policy in the Middle East has its roots in the 18th century Barbary Wars in the first years of the United States of America's existence, but became much more expansive in the aftermath of World War an policy during the Cold War tried to prevent Soviet Union influence by supporting anti-communist regimes and backing Israel against Soviet-sponsored Arab countries.

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Assessing U.S. Alliance in East Asia Jennifer Lind, Associate Professor of Government, Dartmouth. It is the world’s biggest investor in renewable energy, but last December it displaced the United States as its largest oil importer. China now consumes percent of the world’s oil.

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Many observers of the Middle East perceive an intensifying proxy war between the two heavily sectarian states playing out in Yemen, Syria. The Middle East has been a vital area of U.S. foreign policy since the early decades of the Cold War. While this owed in part to America’s global policy of containing the Soviet Union, the.

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