Push and Pull: Carter Diplomacy in the Negotiations Between Egypt and Israel, October 1978-March 1979 公开

Schaefer, Jay (Spring 2018)

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This thesis is a critical examination of President Jimmy Carter’s Middle East negotiating strategy between the signing of the Camp David Accords and the signing of the Egyptian-Israeli Peace Treaty. It analyzes President Carter’s decision-making, as well as that of his cabinet, in order to gain a deeper understanding into how the U.S. succeeded in brokering this historic agreement which has held for nearly 40 years. The work draws on existing scholarship as well as memoirs and newly declassified documentary evidence from the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library in Atlanta, Georgia. The five-month period in question is one that scholars of Middle East peace have devoted little to since books and articles first started to appear in the 1980s. Analytically, the research draws on many schools of international relations theory and attempts to understand U.S. foreign policymaking during the era as having a multitude of origins that were practical, ethical and theological. Despite misunderstandings, obvious biases, and manifold flaws, the Carter administration saw arguably its greatest triumph in March 1979. The thesis works to explain how it came to be in that position and why it succeeded.

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Introduction………………………………………………………………………………….…….1

 

Literature Review………………………………………………………………………………….3

 

An Overview of Peace Efforts Between June 1967 and September 1978……………………….11

 

From Blair House to the White House Lawn: The Negotiations behind the Three-Way Handshake………………………………………………………………………………….….....29

 

An Analysis of the Blair House to Peace Treaty Period…………………………………………57

 

Afterword: Autonomy, Reagan and Avenues for Further Research……..………………………68

 

Bibliography…………………………………………………………………………..…………74

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