And show how america's application of cold war principles to iraq contributed to the escalation of local and regional conulicts into wider cold war confrontations that drew in the superpowers 12 8 fred halliday, “the middle east and the great powers,” in yezid sayigh and avi shlaim (eds), the cold. Read the full-text online edition of the impossible peace: britain, the division of germany and the origins of the cold war (1993) my greatest thanks go to my doctoral supervisor, mentor, and friend avi shlaim, whose judicious blend of coaxing and badgering ensured that my thesis was completed in four years, and who. Thesis submitted for the degree of doctor of philosophy to the school of humanities in the university of all its acknowledged importance in the history of the cold war, no historian has hitherto investigated the (stroud: the history press, 2010) chaps: 3-4 avi shlaim, 'britain, the berlin blockade and the cold war'. This same notion prompted ben-gurion and his successors of both political parties to market israel as a strategic asset for the west in the middle east during the cold war  the triumph of the iron wall strategy ze'ev jabotinsky's strategy of the iron wall, adopted in all but name by his labor opponents, became the. 37-43 patrick seale, syria, in the cold war and the middle east (eds) yezid sayigh and avi shlaim (oxford, 1997), pp 59-62 richard b parker, the june 1967 war: some mysterious explored, middle east journal 46(2) 1992: 177-197 walter laqueur, the road to war 1967: the origins of the.
Ṣāyigh, yazīd, and avi shlaim “the middle east, the great powers and the cold war” in the cold war and the middle east, 1-26 oxford [england: clarendon press , 1997 spechler, dina “the ussr and third-world conflicts: domestic debate and soviet policy in the middle east, 1967-1973” worlds. Katzir had come to report to the man managing the jewish war effort (ben-gurion also held the defense portfolio in the jewish agency executive) about an and in elegant english, by avi shlaim in his collusion across the jordan: king abdullah, the zionist movement, and the partition of palestine—and it. With a bachelor's degree in ancient history, writing this thesis has been an incredible learning the thesis, and i have learned a lot by studying and commenting the work of other students i 9 kochavi 2009: 8 eifram, karsh 1997, israel, in yezid sayigh and avi shlaim (eds), the cold war and the.
Does the arab street hold authoritarian leaders to account for their failures on the battlefield sir john bagot glubb, the british head of the arab legion, noted several years after israel's war for independence that it was the street that pushed arab statesmen to go to war, rather than any clear strategic rationale: the arab. I argue that by discontinuing their war against israel, the surrounding arab states made room for the resumption of a different, new/old war, which, as i explain below a function of the cold war: as we have seen, israel's conflict with the surrounding arab states was rooted in the period preceding the establishment of israel.
International affairs cogent social sciences cold war history conflict quarterly diplomacy and statecraft self-flagellating sophistry of western academia seeks to demolish the long-held thesis that external historians (benny morris, ilan pappe, avi shlaim) who bitterly accuse israel's leaders (ben- gurion, golda. Category: international middle east politics government title: war and peace in the middle east by avi shlaim the story begins by shlaim breaking down the conflict into four periods: the ottoman, the imperial (british/french), the cold war (us/ussr), and american (present day) he then traces how these foreign. But did this mean that the king was in effect no more than a lackey of the united states, a convenient arab agent to whom the waging of the cold war in the middle east might be partly sub-contracted evidence in support of this thesis might seem to be provided both by the regular payments made to hussein by the cia.
Arab framework on the complex implications of the global cold war for middle eastern regional politics until the early 1990s cf raymond hinnebusch, the international politics of the middle east (manchester: manchester university press, 2003), pp 14ff yezid sayigh and avi shlaim (eds), the cold war and the middle. (1994), mark tessler's a history of the israelipalestinian conict (1994), avi shlaim's the iron wall: israel and the arab world (2001), ann m lesch and dan tschirgi's a significant lacuna is that gelvin also gives relatively little space to the role of the united states in the arab-israeli conflict beyond its cold war context.