By Salim Yaqub

less than the Eisenhower Doctrine, the U.S. pledged to provide elevated financial and army reduction to receptive heart japanese international locations and to protect--with U.S. military if necessary--the territorial integrity and political independence of those international locations from the specter of "international Communism." Salim Yaqub demonstrates that even if the us formally aimed to guard the center East from Soviet encroachment, the Eisenhower Doctrine had the unstated challenge of containing the novel Arab nationalism of Egyptian president Gamal Abdel Nasser, whom Eisenhower considered as an unwitting agent of Soviet expansionism. through delivering relief and safety, the Eisenhower management was hoping to persuade a majority of Arab governments to part overtly with the West within the chilly struggle, therefore setting apart Nasser and lowering the possibility that the center East may fall lower than Soviet domination.

Employing a variety of lately declassified Egyptian, British, and American archival resources, Yaqub bargains a dynamic and finished account of Eisenhower's efforts to counter Nasserism's attraction in the course of the Arab center East. difficult interpretations of U.S.-Arab relatives that emphasize cultural antipathies and clashing values, Yaqub in its place argues that the political dispute among the U.S. and the Nasserist move happened inside a shared ethical framework--a development that maintains to represent U.S.-Arab controversies today.

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