The Role of the United States in the Search for an Arab-Israeli Peace.
Special seminar paper,
DEFENSE INTELLIGENCE COLL WASHINGTON DC
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There has been a remarkable consistency in the definition of overall U.S. national interests and general policy goals in the Middle East. However, the specific means of protecting these interests and achieving these goals have shifted radically from one administration to another and even within the course of single administrations. The basic reasons for these shifts in the means to carry out U.S. policies in the region have been changing perspectives of whether the political instability of the region results from Soviet intrusion into the Middle East, or whether Soviet expansion was made possible by that instability. This paper examines both the history of American involvement in the Middle East peace process with its close relationship to U.S. perceptions of the extent of the Soviet threat in the area, and the policies followed by the Reagan administration in seeking peace between the Arabs and the Israelis. Author
- Government and Political Science