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The West in Arab Foreign Policy

  • James Piscatori

Abstract

The Arab world has been and remains ambivalent towards the West. On the one hand, it has been attracted to the technological and scientific genius of Western civilisation, and, on the other, repelled by the seemingly crass materialism. In foreign policy, the West represents the power of the status quo and is the protector of most regimes, but, at the same time, it has been the unflagging supporter of the Arabs’ enemy, Israel.

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Saudi Arabia Middle East Arab World Gaza Strip American Government 
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Notes

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    Anwar al-Sadat, Those I Have Known ( New York: Continuum, 1984 ) p. 130.Google Scholar

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© Robert O’Neill and R. J. Vincent 1990

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