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- DescriptionIrene Gendzier's critically acclaimed, wide-reaching analysis of post-World War II U.S. policy in Leban posits that the politics of oil and pipelines figured far more significantly in U.S. relations with Leban than previously believed. In 1958 the United States sent thousands of troops to shore up the Lebanese regime in the face of domestic opposition and civil war. The justification was preventing a coup in Iraq, but recently declassified documents show that the true objective was to protect America's commercial, political, and strategic interests in Beirut and the Middle East. By reevaluating U.S.-Lebanese relations within the context of America's collaborative intervention with the Lebanese ruling elite, Gendzier aptly demonstrates how oil, power, and politics drove U.S. policy and influenced the development of the state and the region. In her new preface, Gendzier discusses the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003 and the remarkable continuity of U.S. foreign policy from 1945 to the present.
- Author BiographyIrene L. Gendzier is professor of political science at Boston University and author of Development Against Democracy: Manipulating Political Change in the Third World.
- Author(s)Irene L. Gendzier
- PublisherColumbia University Press
- Date of Publication29/09/2006
- SubjectInternational Relations
- Series TitleHistory & Society of the Modern Middle East
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintColumbia University Press
- Content Note3 maps
- Weight817 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine34 mm
- Edition StatementWith a new preface
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