The Eisenhower Doctrine Of The Middle East

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The Eisenhower Doctrine in the Middle East
Mahmoud Mseddi
History & Society
L2G1
Mediterranean School of Business
November 29, 2015

The Eisenhower Doctrine in the Middle East Dwight David "Ike" Eisenhower was the 34th president of the United States of America and was in office from 1953 until 1961. His presidency can be considered as a bumpy but remarkable road from the foreign affairs side. Taking over the office during the cold war, he fiercely protected his country and his allies against the communist threat but with no clear military offensives. However, he was conscious of the nuclear power that the USA were exhibiting to the rest of the world, and he successfully used that to settle disputes like the Korean War or to dissuade China from invading Taiwan. The US have been using the containment policy to stop the advancement of the USSR for a long time. By financially supporting poor countries, the United States reinforced its position in strategic areas. However, following a diplomatic incident in Egypt, specifically the Suez Canal Crisis, involving Great Britain, France, and Israel, hostility against the West among Arab communities grew significantly. That anti-west opinion could not be relieved by any financial backing. Following this spreading hostility, President Eisenhower had to adopt a new foreign strategy by promising to help countries in distress to regain control of the region. The Middle East has been transformed into a cold war battlefield with the…

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