Under the Eisenhower Doctrine
, a Middle Eastern country could request American economic assistance or aid from U.S.
While scholars have dug up American and British archives to challenge these assumptions and demonstrate that the Eisenhower Doctrine
had the implicit objective of containing revolutionary Arab nationalists rather than Soviet supported entities, Chehab's analyses and perceptions primarily fed into the Cold War lens.
It was based on what is popularly known as the Eisenhower Doctrine
, which reaffirms American readiness to defend the security and stability of Gulf countries.
This left him with little choice but to declare the Eisenhower Doctrine
, which embraced American responsibility to prop up pro- Western rulers (Hahn 2006, 39).
Eisenhower proposed assistance to countries to help them resist Communist aggression in what became known as the Eisenhower Doctrine
There are six chapters: Syria in its environment; coups and covert action, 1949; the Shishakli era, 1949-54; Syria between Nasser and the West, 1954-56; battling the Eisenhower Doctrine
, 1957-58; the United Arab Republic, 1958-61.
war diplomacy: After Truman sent troops to Korea following the North's invasion of the South, his successor pronounced the Dwight Eisenhower Doctrine
of lending military assistance to those nations who fear communist insurgency or threat and who request help.
Just a few months later, in January 1957, Eisenhower made a speech that launched what would become known as the Eisenhower Doctrine
, pledging the United States to secure the region, and its interests, against communist aggression.
Chamoun chose close alignment with the West led by the US and was the only Arab Head of State to come out in open support of the Eisenhower Doctrine
in 1957 (this would be the subject of a separate forthcoming article in this series).
Five of the book's chapters are preoccupied directly or indirectly with Nasser including discussion of the 1956 Suez War, the Eisenhower Doctrine
which addressed Nasser's erosion of traditional Arab monarchies, and the 1967 Six-Day War that so discredited pan-Arabism and Nasser that ideological room was made for Islamist radicalism.
The "Eisenhower Doctrine
", as the proposal was later known, laid the foundation for perceiving the Middle East as the battlefield for the Cold War.
Eisenhower was in office during this historical juncture and many people may recall the Eisenhower Doctrine
, delivered as a message to Congress on Jan.