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American Studies Encounters the Middle East$
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Alex Lubin and Marwan M. Kraidy

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781469628844

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469628844.001.0001

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The Counterrevolutionary Year

The Counterrevolutionary Year

The Arab Spring, the Gulf Cooperation Council, and U.S. Foreign Policy in the Middle East

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(p.286) The Counterrevolutionary Year
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American Studies Encounters the Middle East
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Osamah Khalil

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University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469628844.003.0012

This chapter examines Washington’s response to the Arab revolutions. It demonstrates that the Obama administration sought to contain and undermine the 2011-2012 Arab revolutions either directly or through local allies. I compare U.S. foreign policy toward the Arab Spring with the Eisenhower administration’s efforts in response to the 1957-1958 revolutions in the Arab World. The perceptions of American policymakers, I argue, were reproduced in official policy statements and reinforced by leading academics in the mainstream media. Although the Arab revolutions have received significant attention, I conclude that the counterrevolutions were more successful in maintaining the status quo in the region.

Keywords:   Arab Spring, U.S. foreign policy, Counterrevolutions, Gulf Cooperation Council, Eisenhower Doctrine

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