Accession Number:

ADA168473

Title:

Conflict in the Middle East: Egyptian Policy and Strategy to Create an Egyptian Proposal to Achieve Stability in the Region.

Descriptive Note:

Student paper,

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1986-05-14

Pagination or Media Count:

264.0

Abstract:

Although the conflict between the Arab nations and Israel antedate the creation of the Jewish state in 1948, the proximate causes of the current problem are the Arab unwillingness to recognize the state of Israel and the Israeli refusal to peacefully resolve the Palestinian refugee problem which was caused by the creation of Israel. The problem is compounded by the existence of terrorist organizations that are dedicated to a violent solution of these problems. The study examines the sources of conflict in the Middle East. The current conflicts in the area are analyzed to include the Gulf War, the Arab-Israeli wars, the Syrian and Libyan situations and the problems in the Horn of Africa. The situation in Lebanon is also examined, as well as the regional role of the superpowers. After the contemporary crises have been reviewed, the role of Egypt in the region is studied. This includes the political and economic aspects of Egyptian foreign policy, its security requirements and its relationship with the United States, with special emphasis on the Camp David Accords. Finally, a workable proposal from the Egyptian perspective including both political policy and strategic elements is presented that aims at achieving regional stability.

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Government and Political Science
  • Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE