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American Arabists in the Cold War Middle East, 1946-75: From Orientalism to Professionalism
This study examines America's Middle East area specialists and their experience over three critical decades of foreign policy, aiming to understand how they were trained, what they learned, what was their foreign policy perspective, as well as to evaluate their influence. The book examines the post-1946 group and their role in the formulation and implementation of Middle E ...more
ebook, 266 pages
Published July 6th 2016 by Anthem Press
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Aug 31, 2017 Lizzie rated it really liked it · review of another edition
My longer review is on its way. In short, if you are super-interested in the history of the U.S. State Department's NEA Bureau or are looking for a corrective to the narrative advanced in Kaplan's The Arabists that U.S. diplomats serving in the Middle East in the mid-20th century subverted the U.S. national interest with their Orientalist Arab-favoring ways then this revised PhD thesis is for you.