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The Department of State has released Foreign Relations of the United States, 1958-1960, Volume XII, Near East Region; Iraq; Iran; Arabian Peninsula. The volume is 1 of 19 in this series documenting the foreign policy of President Dwight D. Eisenhower during the 1958-60 period.
Between 1958 and 1960, the Eisenhower Administration sought to contend with the forces of radical Arab nationalism that seemed to be sweeping the Near East region, threatening the existence of conservative Near Eastern monarchies friendly to the West and exacerbating anti-Western sentiments.
Western interests in the region appeared particularly threatened by the union of Syria and …