Essay Analysis Of Rashid Khalidi 's Sowing Crisis

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Rashid Khalidi’s Sowing Crisis describes the beginning of the Cold War and American dominance and control in the Middle East. The book provides the reader with a compelling case that the U.S. and the Soviet Union involvement in the Middle East provided the basis for the complete break down of democracy in the region and lead to not only regional conflict but global conflict. The effects that U.S. and Soviet Union intervention are not only still felt today but are felt all over the world. In Sowing Crisis Khalidi begins by saying that the Cold War began within in a year after the end of World War Two. However some historians say that there are some different events that occurred between 1945 and 1947 that could also mark the beginning of the war. The problems started with the emphasis on the crucial importance of the Middle East, not only did ithave natural resources that many other countries relied on but it also held a crucial strategic position between the new world super powers the United States, and the Soviet Union. “American policymakers, less experienced in the international affairs then their British counterparts, often tended to be influenced by the latter’s deep concern about the spread of communism in the Middle East.” (Khalidi 3). Little did these leaders know that these at the time, small problems would not only effect them but many other countries around the world such as countries in Central America, the Caribbean, Africa, South Asia, and the Middle East.…

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