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Title: US Foreign Policy and the Middle East


1
US Foreign Policy and the Middle East
  • The Struggle for Peace
  • Carrie McDonough
  • Senior Capstone
  • Political Science

2
History of Involvement
  • Palestine War of 1948
  • Sinai Campaign and Suez Crisis of 1956
  • Six Day War of 1967
  • October War of 1973
  • Lebanese Tragedy
  • Camp David Accords
  • Palestinian Uprising

3
Historical Interests
  • Containment of USSR
  • Access to Oil
  • Israels Security
  • Regional Stability

4
Future Interests
  • Access to oil at stable prices
  • Primary energy source
  • Economic security for US
  • Global economic stability

5
Future Interests
  • Promote respect for human rights and accountable,
    participatory government
  • Support accountable governments with respect to
    the will of the people
  • Support human rights advances
  • Support for the rule of law

6
Future Interests
  • Regional Stability
  • Support for friendly states
  • Reduce transnational threats
  • Working for regional peace and cross-cultural
    understanding
  • Regional economic development

7
Future Interests
  • Security of Israel
  • Recognition of domestic interest in Israel

8
US National Objectives in the Peace Process
  • Multilateral Approach
  • Suspension of Violence
  • Establishment of Palestinian State
  • Economic Integration

9
Multilateral Approach
  • No tolerance of terrorism
  • Multilateral enforcement
  • Multilateral Task Force
  • Economic Aid
  • Sanctions

10
US Resources In Peace Process
  • Diplomatic Relationships
  • Economic Incentives
  • Sanctions
  • Military

11
Achieving Goals
  • Proceed cautiously
  • Look for open opportunities
  • Regain credibility
  • Neutral approach
  • Economic and trade incentives
  • Education
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