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Watry, David M. 1958-

Works: 2 works in 7 publications in 1 language and 476 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author
Classifications: E183.8.G7, 327.73041
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Most widely held works by David M Watry
Diplomacy at the brink : Eisenhower, Churchill, and Eden in the Cold War by David M Watry( )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A groundbreaking new study of Anglo-American relations during the Cold War, Diplomacy at the Brink argues for a reevaluation of Dwight D. Eisenhower's foreign policy toward allies and enemies alike. Contrary to his reputation as a level-headed moderate, the Eisenhower who emerges in David M. Watry's exhaustively researched book is a conservative ideologue, a leader whose aggressively anti-Communist and anticolonialist foreign policies represented a major shift away from the containment policy of the Truman presidency. Watry contends that Eisenhower worked closely with John Foster Dulles to engage in aggressive brinksmanship that diametrically opposed Winston Churchill's diplomacy of "peaceful coexistence." At a time when British economic interests favored cooperation with China, Eisenhower planned nuclear war against it; when Anthony Eden considered Gamal Abdel Nasser a Soviet agent and invaded Egypt, Eisenhower supported Arab nationalism and used economic and political blackmail to force Britain to withdraw. Such stances fractured the "special relationship" between America and Great Britain and played a vital role in the dissolution of the British Empire. Watry's thorough examination of the important clash of U.S.-U.K. foreign policy demonstrates that America's new anti-colonial policies and the unilateral use of American power against perceived Communist threats put Eisenhower and Dulles on a collision course with Churchill and Eden that rocked the world."--Publisher's description
Transatlantic brinksmanship : the Anglo-American alliance and conservative ideology, 1953-1956 by David M Watry( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The purpose of this transatlantic dissertation is to produce a new post-revisionist history of Anglo-American relations from 1953 to 1956 that seriously re-assesses Eisenhower's "middle path" foreign policy and the differing responses to it from Churchill and Eden. This reexamination challenges the notion that Eisenhower's foreign policy represented a mere continuation of Truman's containment policy or a "middle path" between Democrats and far-right Republicans. Instead, Eisenhower intentionally adopted a distinctly far-right Republican foreign policy that overwhelmed two Conservative British prime ministers and accelerated the end of the British Empire. This transatlantic history argues that American foreign policy went from one of accommodation and cooperation with the British to one that proved intrinsically hostile to the British Empire. The Eisenhower administration's anti-communist ideology set aside a balance of power model of diplomacy, in favor of a policy of rolling back communism, while severely undermining British national security and economic interests in both the Middle East and the Far East. Eisenhower and Dulles engaged in a new confrontational "brinksmanship" that diametrically opposed long-term British diplomacy and interests. Their unilateral use of American power against perceived communist threats and their new anti-colonial policies in the Third World put them on an inevitable collision course with Churchill and Eden
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