Accession Number:

ADA370495

Title:

United States Policy in the Middle East

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSONAFB OH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1999-10-15

Pagination or Media Count:

53.0

Abstract:

This report examines the foundations of U.S. foreign policy and national security strategy in the Middle East. The thesis is that the U.S. lacks a coherent policy vis-a-vis the Middle East. In order to formulate an effective policy, it is necessary to understand the basis of American policy formulation, and to reiterate the history of U.S. involvement in the region. A revised American policy in the Middle East should focus on three states Israel, Turkey, and Iran. Israel and Turkey should be the twin pillars of U.S. policy in the area. In addition, American policy makers must reappraise their economic containment of Iran and initiate serious diplomatic attempts with that nation.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE