Table of contents for Syria, the United States, and the war on terror in the Middle East / Robert G. Rabil ; foreword by Walid Phares.

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Syria, United States, and the War on Terror in the Middle East
Table of Contents
Introduction										1
Chapter 1: Cradle of Arab Nationalism: The Fatherland, the Ba'th and	15 
 Modern Syria under Asad
	I- The Emergence of Arab Nationalism and the Concept of		16
 Greater Syria
	II- Syria: The Hub of Nationalist Development				25
	III- The Ba'th Party and Syrian Leadership 				34
	IV- The State Under Asad							49
Chapter 2: The Beginning of US-Syrian Relations: Between the			63 
 Arab-Israeli Conflict and the Cold War
	I- Recognition and Neutrality (1944-1953)					64
	II- The "New Look" and Baghdad Pact					68
	III- The Soviet Insertion in the Middle East				70
	IV- The Eisenhower Doctrine and the Middle East			71
	V- A Try at Evenhandedness						75
	VI- Turning Points (1967-1979)						77
	VII- Kissinger's Realpolitik							82
	VIII- A Foretaste of Middle East Diplomacy: The May 1974		87
 Disengagement Agreement
	IX- A New Beginning?							97
Chapter 3: The Emergence of US-Syrian Ambivalent Relationship		109
	I- The Implications of Fighting Evil for the Middle East			109
	II- The Brink of War							114
	III- The Irony of Fighting Terrorism					123
	IV- The Emergence of Hizbollah						125
	V- Support for Israel							128
	VI- Rewarding Syria								132
Chapter 4: The Fulcrum of Elusive Peace						140
	I- The Bush Years: Priorities Reordered					140
	II- Breaking the Ice: The Madrid Peace Conference			150
	III- The Clinton Years: Cooperation Versus Limits			161
	IV- Toward The Brink of Peace						169
	V- The Last Encounter							175
	VI- A New Regional Order?							180
Chapter 5: The Unholy Relationship						200
	I- Shebaa Farms: The Powder Keg of the Middle East			201
	II- Transfer of Power							204
	III- A New American Outlook						210
	IV- Put on Notice								213
	V- A De Facto Member of the "Axis of Evil"				218
	
Chapter 6: A New Cold War?							231
	I- Punishing Syria								232
	II- Wishful Versus Realpolitik Thinking					234
	III- Domestic Considerations: Reform and the Kurdish Question	238
	IV- Dynamics of Confrontation						249
	V- Digging In									254
	VI- Toward the Brink?							250
Chapter 7: The New Struggle for Lebanon: Democracy and Syria's 
 Withdrawal				 				275
	I- Pressuring Syria: Washington and the Lebanese-American 
 Lobby									276
	II- Breaking the Last Straw: Hariri's Assassination			285
	III- The Swift Collapse of the Syrian Order in Lebanon			294
	IV- Lebanon: The New Republic						299
	V- The Dynamics of the Lebanon-Syria-US Triangular 
 Relationship								305
Chapter 8: Syria Post-Withdrawal: Reform or Dictatorship?			321
	I- Closing Ranks: Reform Versus Clan Control				321
	II- Changing Guards: From "Old" to "New" Hardliners			329
Conclusion										336
Selected Bibliography								358 

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

United States -- Foreign relations -- Syria.
Syria -- Foreign relations -- United States.
War on Terrorism, 2001-.
United States -- Politics and government -- 2001-.