Dysfunctional Doctrines? Eisenhower, Carter and U.S. Military Intervention in the Middle East

Author
Jeffrey H. Michaels
Content Type
Journal Article
Journal
Political Science Quarterly
Volume
126
Issue Number
3
Publication Date
Fall 2011
Institution
Academy of Political Science
Abstract
JEFFREY H. MICHAELS examines several of the analytical and practical problems of U.S. presidential foreign policy doctrines by looking specifically at the Eisenhower and Carter doctrines. He concludes that presidential doctrines are usually overrated as new statements of principle, and that the elevation of a presidential statement into doctrine can have unintended consequences.
Topic
Foreign Policy
Political Geography
United States, Middle East