Master's Theses



Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


The pronouncement of the Eisenhower Doctrine in 1957 was the first major American official policy announcement and acceptance of responsibility in the Middle East. Prior to 1957, Great Britain, France, and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics had been decisive factors in the political and economic life of that part of the world. The purpose of this study is, first of all, to explain briefly the major events leading to the formulation of the Eisenhower Doctrine, and secondly, to evaluate the Doctrine by using a selected number of opinions expressed in the press by a number of critics, government officials, members of the Congress , news papermen, political analysts, and others. The opinions expressed in the press and the reactions of the governments involved are mostly given in a chronologic al order. A few books and documents are used for the purpose of providing the background information pertaining to the Doctrine. This study concentrates on the period from January 5, 1957, the day President Dwight D. Eisenhower introduced the Doctrine to a joint session of the Congress, to January 20, 1961, the terminating date of the Eisenhower Administration.


Wilda M. Smith

Date of Award

Summer 1968

Document Type

Thesis - campus only access


© 1968 Khosrow Sadeghi


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