American policy toward Israel : the power and limits of beliefs

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Full title: American policy toward Israel : the power and limits of beliefs / Michael Thomas.
Main author: Thomas, Michael Tracy, (Author)
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Table of Contents:
  • Explaining the extra-special relationship
  • The pro-Israel community prior to 1981
  • Pro-Israel policy networks and the congressional playing field
  • Ronald Reagan : beliefs and policies
  • The AWACS sale : testing beliefs and political capabilities
  • The metamorphosis of the lobby, 1981-1988 : strength and division
  • Reagan after AWACS : policy as the product of unexamined beliefs and political constraint
  • George H.W. Bush, James Baker and Israel
  • The loan guarantees : new equilibrium, old result
  • Conclusions
  • Epilogue : George W. Bush : the war leader and the true believers.