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Title Scripting Middle East leaders [electronic resource] : the impact of leadership perceptions on US and UK foreign policy / edited by Lawrence Freedman and Jeffrey H. Michaels.

Imprint New York : Continuum, 2012.

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Description 1 online resource.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction : strategies, stories and scripts / Lawrence Freedman -- Emotions and threat perception : new frontiers of research / Janice Gross Stein -- Strategic scripts and policymaking / Jeffrey H. Michaels -- Hitler on the Nile? : British and American perceptions of the Nasser regime, 1952-70 / Nigel Ashton -- Seeing Sadat, thinking Nasser : political and intelligence assessments of the transition / Dina Rezk -- Images of the Ayatollah / David Patrick Houghton -- Skewed perceptions : Yasir Arafat in the eyes of American officials, 1969-2004 / William B. Quandt -- Saddam Hussein and US foreign policy : diabolical enemy images, policy failure, and the administrations of Bush senior and junior / Toby Dodge -- Anglo-American perceptions of Osama bin Laden after 9/11 / Peter Neumann and Fernande Van Tets -- Reliable enemy? : Bashar al-Asad and the United States / David W. Lesch -- Mubarak : the embodiment of "moderate Arab leadership" / Rosemary Hollis -- British official perceptions of Muammar Gaddafi, 1969-2011 / Christopher Andrew -- The US and Iran : turning Mahmoud Ahmadinejad into a cipher / Scott Lucas.
Summary Both the US and the UK seemed caught off-guard by the uprisings in Libya and Egypt and policymakers had to deal with leaders that switched from being allies to ""pariahs."" This collection of essays, written by leading scholars, examines the evolution of British and American perceptions of ""adversaries"" in the Middle East since the Cold War. It traces the evolution of how leaders have been perceived, what determined such perceptions, and how they can change over time. It shows that in many cases the beliefs held by policymakers have influenced their policies and the way they adapted during c.
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Subject Middle East -- Foreign relations -- United States.
United States -- Foreign relations -- Middle East.
Middle East -- Foreign relations -- Great Britain.
Great Britain -- Foreign relations -- Middle East.
Middle East -- Kings and rulers.
Middle East -- Politics and government -- 1945-1979.
Middle East -- Politics and government -- 1979-
Leadership -- Middle East.
Chronological Term Since 1945
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Added Author Freedman, Lawrence.
Michaels, Jeffrey H.
Other Form: Print version: Scripting Middle East leaders. New York : Continuum, 2012 9781441191656 (DLC) 2012021555 (OCoLC)795172663
ISBN 9781441165541 (electronic bk.)
1441165541 (electronic bk.)