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U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East, 2003-2008. (c2012)

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dc.contributor.author Kabalan, Hassan
dc.date.accessioned 2013-02-28T09:52:06Z
dc.date.available 2013-02-28T09:52:06Z
dc.date.copyright 2012 en_US
dc.date.issued 2013-02-28
dc.date.submitted 2012-11-20
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/1482
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 81-88). en_US
dc.description.abstract U.S. foreign policy under George W. Bush went from distancing itself from nation-building efforts to embrace a full-scale nation-building adventure in Iraq. The “Bush Doctrine,” developed by neoconservatives in the Bush administration, pushed for preemptive wars against imminent threats, using its democracy agenda as a cover for other agendas and objective. This thesis investigates US policy in the Middle East during Bush's presidency and the geopolitical consequences it had on the region. To this end, it examines, among other factors, how the neoconservatives’ ideology and commitment to Israel shaped America’s foreign policy objectives toward Iraq and Lebanon. The thesis uses these two case studies to contrast the Bush administration’s geopolitical objectives in the Middle East after the 9/11 terrorist attacks against its democratization discourse. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject United States -- Foreign relations -- Middle East -- Case studies en_US
dc.subject Middle East -- Foreign relations -- United States -- Case studies en_US
dc.subject Conservatism -- United States en_US
dc.subject Bush, George W. -- (George Walker) -- 1946- -- Views on international relations en_US
dc.subject Democratization -- Middle East en_US
dc.subject Lebanese American University -- Dissertations en_US
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en_US
dc.title U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East, 2003-2008. (c2012) en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.title.subtitle The power of neoconservatism en_US
dc.term.submitted Fall en_US
dc.author.school Arts and Sciences en_US
dc.author.idnumber 200500086 en_US
dc.author.commembers Dr. Jennifer Skulte-Ouaiss en_US
dc.author.commembers Dr. Sami Baroudi en_US
dc.author.woa OA en_US
dc.author.department MA in International Affairs en_US
dc.description.physdesc 1 bound copy: x, 88 leaves; 30 cm. available at RNL. en_US
dc.author.division International Affairs en_US
dc.author.advisor Dr. Bassel Salloukh en_US
dc.keywords Neoconservatives en_US
dc.keywords Oil en_US
dc.keywords Middle East en_US
dc.keywords Iraq en_US
dc.keywords Lebanon en_US
dc.keywords July war en_US
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.26756/th.2012.35


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