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Craig Daigle

Associate Professor and Department Chair

School/Division

Division of Humanities and the Arts

Department

History

Office

NAC 5/134

p: 212-650-7469

e: cdaigle@ccny.cuny.edu

  • Profile

    Professor Daigle is a specialist on U.S.-Middle East relations during the Cold War. His research focuses on American policy towards the Arab-Israeli conflict. Before coming to City College, he worked for the U.S. Department of State's Office of the Historian (2001-2007), was Assistant Editor of the Eleanor Roosevelt Papers: The Human Rights Years, Vols. I and II, and served on the Executive Council of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations.

    His book The Limits of Détente: The United States, the Soviet Union, and the Arab-Israeli Conflict, 1969-1973 (Yale University Press, 2012) is the first book-length analysis of the origins of the October 1973 Arab-Israeli War.The book draws on documents only recently made available to show the war resulted not only from tension and competing interests between Arabs and Israelis, but also from policies adopted in both Washington and Moscow.  By prioritizing Cold War detente rather than genuine stability in the Middle East, Daigle shows, the U.S. and the Soviet Union fueled regional instability that ultimately undermined the prospects for a lasting peace agreement.

     

  • Education

    B.A. University of Maryland
    M.A. James Madison University
    Ph.D. George Washington University

  • Courses Taught

    Arab-Israeli Conflict
    American Foreign Relations, 1898-present
    Cold War History 
    Cold War International History (graduate) 
    U.S.-Middle East Relations, 1945 to present
    United States During World War II
    The Era of Detente (graduate) 
    The Vietnam War 
  • Research Interests

    Arab-Israeli Conflict, Modern Middle East, Cold War International History, American Foreign Relations, World War II

  • Publications

    Books and Edited Volumes

    • The Limits of Detente: The United States, the Soviet Union, and the Arab-Israeli Crisis, 1969-1973 (Yale University Press, 2012). Link; H-Diplo Roundtable Reviews.
    • Foreign Relations of the United States, 1969-1976, Arab-Israeli Crisis and War, 1973 (Washington, D.C.: GPO, 2011). Co-Editor. Link; Review.
    • Co-Editor with Artemy M. Kalinovsky, The Routledge Handbook of the Cold War(Forthcoming 2014).
    • The Cold War: A New History (Under contract with Yale University Press)

    Articles and Book Chapters

    • "The Era of Detente," in The Routledge Handbook of the Cold War (forthcoming)
    • "Explanations for the End of the Cold War," with Artemy M. Kalinsovky, in The Routledge Handbook of the Cold War (forthcoming)
    • "A Crescent of Crisis: The Middle East, 1978-1983," in Lorenz Luthi, ed. Nexus Years of the Cold War (Stanford University Press, forthcoming)
    • "Peacemaking as Interstate Diplomacy: Samuel Lewis, with Tamara Wittes, in Mona Fixdal, ed., Ways Out of War: Peacemaking in the Middle East and Balkans (Palgrave Macmillian, 2012). Link.
    • "The Russians Are Going: Sadat, Nixon and the Soviet Military Presence in Egypt, 1971," Middle East Review of International Affairs, Vol. 8, No. 1 (March 2004): 1-15. Link.

    Reviews

    Yigal Kipnis, 1973: The Road to War, H-Diplo Review (forthcoming)

    Avi Raz,The Bride and the Dowry: Israel, Jordan, and the Palestinians in the Aftermath of the June 1967 War, in H-Diplo Roundtable (forthcoming)

    Paul Thomas Chamberlin, The Global Offensive: The United States, the Palestine Liberation Organization, and the Making of the Post-Cold War Order," in H-Diplo Roundtable (forthcoming)

    Paul Thomas Chamberlin, "Schönau and the Eagles of the Palestinian Revolution: Refugees, Guerillas, and Human Rights."," H-Diplo Review. Link.

    Isabella Ginor and Gideon Ramez, Foxbats Over Dimona: The Soviets' Nuclear Gamble in the Six-Day War, in Cold War History 9:4 (November 2009). Link.

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