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The Role of Ideology in Syrian-US Relations

Conflict and Cooperation

  • Authors

Part of the Middle East Today book series (MIET)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction

    1. J. K. Gani
      Pages 1-25
  3. The Emergence of US-Syrian Relations: From Truman to Kennedy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 27-28
    2. J. K. Gani
      Pages 49-70
  4. Syria’s Isolation and the Birth of the US-Israeli Special Relationship

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 71-72
    2. J. K. Gani
      Pages 73-89
  5. US-Syrian Engagement: Disengagement Talks 1973–1975

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 113-114
    2. J. K. Gani
      Pages 115-125
    3. J. K. Gani
      Pages 127-153
  6. US-Syrian Cooperation in the Post-Cold War Era

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 155-155
    2. J. K. Gani
      Pages 183-204
  7. Conclusions

    1. J. K. Gani
      Pages 205-219
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 221-238

About this book


A study of US-Syria relations, this book analyzes the legacy of mistrust between the two states and continuities and discontinuities over time. It challenges the purely realist and power-political explanation that is dominant and points to a politically embedded set of ideas rooted in anti-colonial Arab nationalist ideology.


Syria the United States US Middle East International Relations Foreign Policy Arab nationalism Ideology Arab-Israeli Conflict The Cold War Gulf War International Politics Diplomacy Hafez Asad Ba'th cold war conflict Israel Policy revolution

About the authors

J. K. Gani is a Fellow in the Department of International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science, UK.

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