By Teresa Fava Thomas
This ebook examines the careers of fifty three sector specialists within the US country Department’s heart East bureau through the chilly warfare. often called Arabists or center East fingers, they have been very diverse in heritage, schooling, and coverage outlook from their predecessors, the Orientalists. A hugely aggressive choice approach and rigorous education formed them right into a small corps of diplomatic execs with top-notch linguistic and political reporting abilities. Case experiences make clear Washington’s perceptions of Israel and the Arab international, in addition to how American leaders got here to treat (and frequently overlook) the recommendation in their personal specialist advisors. This learn makes a speciality of their transformative function in heart East international relations from the Eisenhower during the Ford administrations.
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American Arabists in the Cold War Middle East, 1946–75: From Orientalism to Professionalism (Anthem Middle East Studies) by Teresa Fava Thomas