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dc.contributor.authorGrover, Nicholas
dc.contributor.otherQueen's University (Kingston, Ont.). Theses (Queen's University (Kingston, Ont.))en
dc.date.accessioned2018-05-29T21:11:38Z
dc.date.available2018-05-29T21:11:38Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1974/24256
dc.description.abstractThe American Friends of the Middle East (AFME) was a civil society organization that operated various cultural and technical programs in the Middle East. This thesis analyzes its activities and interactions with Arab states, particularly Egypt, during the early Cold War era. The AFME was committed to an agenda of neoliberal modernization. Its operations aimed to improve the political, economic, and cultural conditions of the Middle East via integration into the US orbit. The American private sector, rather than state actors, would oversee this process. The AFME broke with the foreign policy orthodoxy of the US state while subverting the postcolonial ambitions of Nasserist pan-Arabism by facilitating the expansion of US corporate development in the Middle East. Arab nationalism was committed to neutrality and economic sovereignty, neither of which the AFME respected, despite its professed commitment to friendship and understanding with the strategically vital Middle East.en_US
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dc.relation.ispartofseriesCanadian thesesen
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dc.subjectUnited Statesen_US
dc.subjectAFMEen
dc.subjectUS Foreign Relationsen
dc.subjectArab Nationalismen
dc.subjectMiddle Easten
dc.subjectCold Waren
dc.subjectNasseren
dc.subjectThird Worlden
dc.subjectCultural Exchangeen
dc.subjectDevelopmenten
dc.titleNeoliberal Modernizers: The American Friends of the Middle East and Its Subversion of Arab Nationalism, 1951-67en_US
dc.typethesisen
dc.description.degreeMaster of Artsen_US
dc.contributor.supervisorBrison, Jeffrey
dc.contributor.departmentHistoryen_US


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