Accession Number : ADA140553

Title :   U.S. Policy Toward the Israeli-Egyptian Conflict September 1970-February 1972: The Analysis of a Failure of American Diplomacy.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Stanik,J T

PDF Url : ADA140553

Report Date : Dec 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 143

Abstract : Between September 1970 and February 1972, a unique opportunity existed in the Middle East for the conclusion of an interim settlement in the dispute between Egypt and Israel. Egyptian President Anwar el-Sadat declared his willingness to enter into a peace agreement with Israel and demonstrated his sincerity by renewing the Rogers cease-fire plan, proposing an interim Suez Canal agreement with Israel, and opening a dialogue with the United States. Unfortunately, the American foreign policy establishment failed to take full advantage of the positive political developments in the Middle East, and a rare opportunity to move this troubled region closer to peace was lost. This failure of American diplomacy can be traced to the uncoordinated and ineffective Middle East policy pursued in the three years separating the Jordanian civil war of 1970 and the October 1973 Arab-Israeli war.

Descriptors :   *Foreign policy, *International relations, Israel, Egypt, Conflict, United States, Agreements, History, Theses

Subject Categories : Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE