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Jordan, the United States and the Middle East Peace Process, 1974-1991 : Studies in the Social and Cultural Foundations of Language - Madiha Rashid Al Madfai

Jordan, the United States and the Middle East Peace Process, 1974-1991

Studies in the Social and Cultural Foundations of Language

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Published: 30th April 1993
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On 31 July 1988 King Hussain of Jordan renounced all administrative and legal ties with the Israeli-occupied West Bank of the River Jordan, initiating a new turning point in the Middle East peace process. In this pathbreaking study, Madiha Madfai explores Jordan's role in the USA's peacemaking efforts during the Carter, Reagan and Bush administrations. She examines the events culminating in the action of 1988 and convincingly demonstrates a history of anger, anguish and frustration with the Middle East peace process that lay behind the Jordanian decision. Dr Madfai also assesses the effects the American-Jordanian relationship had on stability in the Middle East and explains why, until now, the American quest for peace has been unsuccessful.

"...an insightful and comprehensive analysis of Jordanian national interests, foreign policy objectives, and the means utilized to pursue those goals...It is an original work, meticulously researched using documentary sources and extensive interviews with crucial policymakers, that has no parallel in the literature on the Middle East--in particular on Jordanian efforts to make peace with Israel...The book also provides a rare and penetrating look at American foreign policy in the Middle East...[I]mportant and should be read by everyone--generalists, specialists, or practitioners--with an interest in the Arab-Israeli peace process and US policy in the region." Choice "...Madfai says much of value and her book is a welcome addition to the historiography of the evolution of the Middle Esat peace process." Steven Z. Freiberger, American Historical Review "All of this story makes for rather fascinating reading, perhaps particulary for the reader with a broad international perspective...especially informative and enlightening for the general reader...Al Madfai's work helps a good deal to enlighten both specialist and general reader about a little-known aspect of Middle Eastern history and politics." Barry Preisler, The International History Review

Foreword William B. Quandt
Acknowledgements
Prologue
Introduction
Kissinger's legacy and imprint on the Middle East
Jordan in the Carter Middle East Policy
Carter picks up the threads
The Camp David accords and Jordan
An evaluation of the development of American strategy for the 1980s
Jordan in the Reagan Middle East Policy
The evolution of Reagan's strategy
The US, Israel and Jordan: collaboration and discord
Two cases of collaboration and discord
The US and Jordan: how 'much' became 'too much'
US, Jordan and Arab Approaches to Peace
The Arab framework for peace
Jordan embarks on several lines of foreign policy
US and Jordan: more wheeling and dealing
Postscript: evaluation and conclusion
Appendix A: comparison of Middle East peace proposals
Appendix B: Jordan-US exchange of questions and answers on the Camp David Accords, September 1978
Appendix C: US assistance to Jordan 1975-1989
Appendix D: Arab assistance to Jordan paid in accordance with the 1978 Baghdad Summit Conference and 1980 Amman Arab summits
Appendix E: Peres-Hussain Agreement (The London Document), 11 April 1987
Appendix F: Shamir's Four-point plan, April 1989
Appendix G: Baker's Five-point plan, December 1989
Appendix H: Invitation to Madrid Peace Conference, 18 October 1981
Letter of Assurances to the Palestinians, 18 October 1981
Notes
Select bibliography
Index.
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ISBN: 9780521415231
ISBN-10: 0521415233
Series: Studies in the Social and Cultural Foundations of Language
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 30th April 1993
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 2.06
Weight (kg): 0.62