This book explains the American commitment to Israel within a framework of political culture. Although political culture is not the sole explanatory factor in the development of US policy toward Israel, it has played a key role in serving to shape and define the American approach to foreign affairs, thus contributing to decisions and operations that cannot easily be explained solely in geopolitical, economic or military terms.
Elizabeth Stephens is a Ph.D. graduate from the London School of Economics & Political Science, in the department of International Relations. Her research focuses on US foreign policy, the international relations of the Middle East and American political culture. She has worked as a researcher for the Gulf Research Centre, where she published a paper on the history, politics and economics of EU-GCC relations. She now works as a freelance writer for financial and academic publications.
The Special Relationship; Framing American Foreign Policy; American Political Culture; The Johnson Administration; Nixon, Kissinger, and US Policy Towards Israel; Reagan, the Neo-Conservatives and Israel; Bush, the Gulf War and Israel; Framing American Foreign Policy in the New World Order; Conclusion.