Discussion on foreign policy during the Eisenhower years, with a special look at the Middle East including: The Eisenhower Doctrine that Ike articulated in a 1957 special message to Congress. To hold off any communist threats, he declared the sovereignty of Middle Eastern nations and declared, as he put it, America’s “deep respect for the rights and independence of every nation . . . “ This was part of a conference titled, “Ike Reconsidered: Lessons from the Eisenhower Legacy for the 21st Century,” co-hosted by Hunter College, CUNY, the Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute & the Eisenhower Foundation.
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