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Economic Aid and American Policy toward Egypt, 1955-1981
Economic Aid and American Policy toward Egypt, 1955-1981
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William J. Burns - Author
Price: $60.50 
Hardcover - 285 pages
Release Date: June 1985
ISBN10: 0-87395-868-3
ISBN13: 978-0-87395-868-4

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Paperback - 285 pages
Release Date: June 1985
ISBN10: 0-87395-869-1
ISBN13: 978-0-87395-869-1

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Summary

Gamal Abdel Nasser's 1955 decision to barter Egyptian cotton for Soviet bloc weaponry thrust Egypt onto center stage in the Cold War in the Middle East. What Egypt needed most, and what the United States was uniquely equipped to provide, was economic aid. For the Egyptian government--eager to take rapid strides toward economic development but crippled by a burgeoning population, a paucity of arable land, and a meager reserve of foreign exchange--American economic aid promised to serve as an enormously important crutch. For American policymakers, economic assistance appeared to be an ideal means of developing American influence in Egypt.

Few aid relationships in the last three decades can match the drama and significance of the U.S.-Egyptian experience. This study shows how the American government attempted to use its economic aid program to induce or coerce Egypt to support U.S. interests in the Middle East in the quarter century following the 1955 Czech-Egyptian arms agreement. William J. Burns has analyzed recently released government documents and interviews with former policymakers to throw light on the use of aid as a tool of American policy toward the Nasser regime. He also offers valuable observations on the role of the American economic assistance program in the Sadat era.

William J. Burns holds a Ph.D. in International Relations from Oxford University. He is currently assigned to the Bureau of Near East Affairs in Washington.


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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Foreword
Frederick Eilts

Introduction

1. Farewell to Arms: The United States and Egypt's Search for Military Aid, 1952--1955

2. Pacifying Nasser: The United States and the Aswan Dam, October 1955--March 1956

3. Punishing Nasser: The United States and the Aswan Dam, March 1956--July 1956

4. "Decent Interval": Aid Policy in the Twilight Years of the Eisenhower Era

5. Kennedy's "Great Unseen Weapon": Food Aid and American Policy Toward Egypt, 196`-`963

6. Johnson's "Short Leash": Food Aid and American Policy Toward Egypt, 1964-1967

7. Sadat's "Peace Dividend"

8. Retrospect and Prospect

Appendices
Notes
Selected Bibliography
Index


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