U.S. and Mid-East Foreign Policy Research Paper by Mancourt

U.S. and Mid-East Foreign Policy
A discussion of why American foreign policy towards the Middle East is questionable.
# 46327 | 3,200 words | 10 sources | MLA | 2003 | US


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Outlines the events leading up to the September 11th attacks, covering the U.S.'s new dependency on oil after WWI, the creation of the Israeli state, U.S. involvement in Iran, U.S. involvement in Iraq during the 80s, and the devastating sanctions on Iraq.

From the Paper:

"On September 11th 2001, terrorists attacked the United States. In the immediate aftermath so many Americans asked the same question "Why?," Why would anyone do something as horrific as that? I found myself asking the same question, and I immediately began looking for the answer through research. What I've found is that the only way to try to comprehend the hatred that many Americans have been forced to witness after years of being able to look the other way, is to look at how the roots of resentment in the Middle East sprouted into something uncontrollable. This development of hatred can be outlined through the history of the United States' foreign policy in the region, a history of the U.S. doing almost anything to protect its interests while ignoring the plight of the native citizens, the well being of other nations, and even going as far as ignoring the United States' own ideals."

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