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President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s “Eisenhower Doctrine” sought to halt the spread of communism and required states and countries to either denounce allegiance with communism or be considered an enemy of the United States.

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The Cold War and U.S. DiplomacyTracy N. RobbinsStrayer UniversityAbstractPresident Dwight D. Eisenhower's "Eisenhower Doctrine" sought to halt the spread of communism and required states and countries to either denounce allegiance with communism or be considered an enemy of the United States. The Cold War and U.S. DiplomacyPresident Dwight D. Eisenhower's diplomatic efforts included the Eisenhower Doctrine, which was brought about by a crisis in the Middle East, wherein the Soviet Union was attempting to spread communism. Specifically, the catalyst for the Eisenhower Doctrine was the Suez war in 1956, when Britain, France, and Israel failed to deter the nationalization of Egypt's Suez Canal (Jankowski 2005). Because of this, Britain was no longer seen as a Western force and Eisenhower, along with his Secretary of State, John Foster Dulles, believed that the Soviet Union would take advantage of the situation and attempt to turn the Middle East into a communist region. The Eisenhower Doctrine was created to thwart any further action by the Soviet Union to turn the Middle East into a communist region and to "contain the radical Arab nationalism of Egyptian President Gama Abdel Nasser, discrediting his policy of 'positive neutrality'" (Yaqub 2003). Eisenhower and Dulles believed that Nasser hated the West and would be an easy and willing ally for the Soviet Union to expand communism. Eisenhower sought to strengthen the United States' ties with Arab nations by providi

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