American security policy and Middle East peace

The speaker lists 4 areas of US interest in the Middle East: 1) Geographically - the Middle East is a land bridge between 3 continents. 2) The security of Israel. 3) Oil, and its impact on trade, finances and the dollar. 4) Social and political dynamics in the Muslim world (unpredictability of funda...

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Published in:American Arab affairs
Main Author: Carlucci, Frank C. 1930-2018
Format: Print Article
Language:English
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Published: 1990
In:American Arab affairs
Year: 1990, Issue: 32, Pages: 49-53
Further subjects:B USA
B Naher und Mittlerer Osten und Nordafrika Nahostpolitik Vereinigte Staaten Sicherheitspolitische Interessen Petroleum Palästinaproblem United Nations Middle East conflict Bemühungen um Beilegung internationaler Konflikte
B Mittlerer Osten
B Political interest
B North Africa
B Vereinte Nationen
B Near East
B International conflict
B Security policy
B Petroleum
B Fundamentalistische Orientierung Religiöser Fundamentalismus
B Palestine issue
B Middle East conflict
B Foreign policy
B Settlement of dispute
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Summary:The speaker lists 4 areas of US interest in the Middle East: 1) Geographically - the Middle East is a land bridge between 3 continents. 2) The security of Israel. 3) Oil, and its impact on trade, finances and the dollar. 4) Social and political dynamics in the Muslim world (unpredictability of fundamentalists). He notes that even after the disintegration of Communism Soviet interest in the area is undiminished. The intifada has brought about change by emphasizing the Palestinian issue. The speaker urges US support for Palestinian elections, Israeli-Palestinian dialogue and negotiations on the final status of the Occupied Territories and Palestinian rights. The basis for a peace settlement are UN resolutions 242 and 338. Israel should stop the expulsion of Palestinians from the Occupied Territories and their resettlement policy. However, Israel must feel secure to take the necessary risks, and the goal of peace in the region must be the primary US objective. (DÜI-Kwe)
ISSN:0731-6763
Contains:In: American Arab affairs