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dc.identifier.citation Azar, K.T. (2006). American foreign policy and its link to terrorism in the middle east (unpublished master's thesis). Indiana University South Bend, South Bend, Indiana. en
dc.description Thesis (M.Lib.St.) -- Indiana University South Bend, 2006 en
dc.description.abstract This is a study of how American foreign policy is linked to the development of terrorism in the Middle East, using the Palestine-Israel conflict as a case study. I discuss questions that consider how American foreign policy in the Middle East is managed. What values and what political systems produce this policy? Who influences this policy? What is the relationship between the countries in the Middle East, especially Palestine and Israel, to America? This paper will specifically focus on how American foreign policy was influenced by American presidents from Woodrow Wilson to George Bush II. In the first section, I will discuss chronologically how American foreign policy toward Palestine and Israel developed in the period from WWI until today. I then turn to a discussion of how to define terrorism and how American policymakers have perceived terrorism in the Middle East, what Palestinian and Israeli terrorism amounts to, and how it is perceived by others. I conclude by considering the consequences of American foreign policy and how America's foreign policy failure has caused blowback leading to more violence, destabilization, and enemies in the region. I offer suggestions for how America could play a more productive role in the region. en
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dc.subject United States--Foreign relations--Middle East en
dc.subject Middle East--Foreign relations--United States en
dc.subject Terrorism--Middle East en
dc.subject Arab-Israeli conflict en
dc.title American foreign policy and its link to terrorism in the middle east. en
dc.type Thesis en
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