Causes of Anti-Americanism in the Middle East

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Sharmila Sitaula

Abstract

The middle east politics are complicated and multifaceted due to the oil resources in the region and hegemonic interference by the United States. Therefore, as a result of hegemonic interference, Anti-American sentiment espouses a dislike or opposition of the middle eastern citizens to the American government and its foreign policies towards the Middle East. The article critically defines anti-Americanism specifically, focusing on geopolitics and culture of the middle east and the United States. Then, to specify the causes of anti-Americanism in the Middle East, the article discusses the three variables that led to negative perceptions of Middle Eastern against the United States. The three variables are United States' support for Israel, the United States support for other oppressive regimes in the Middle East and the United States' intervention in domestic affairs in the region.

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