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Obama and the Middle East / Fawaz Gerges.

Book Book (c2011.)
Description: viii, 292 p. ; 25 cm.
Publisher: New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, c2011.
2 of 2 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries).
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Middlesex - Lowell Campus Lower Level DS63.2.U5 G45 2011 (Text to Phone) Available -
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  • ISBN: 9780230113817
  • ISBN: 0230113818
Bibliography, etc.: Includes bibliographical references.
Contents: Overcoming the bitter inheritance -- In a single morning : The Bush Doctrine -- The Obama Doctrine -- Pivotal peace -- Obama and the War on Terror -- Allies and foes : The pivotal states -- Egypt, Turkey, and Iran.
Summary: "During his presidential campaign, Barack Obama promised to distance the United States from the neoconservative foreign policy legacy of his predecessor, George W. Bush, and usher in a new era of a global, interconnected world. More than two years have passed since his inauguration, and the reality of President Obama's approach is in stark contrast to the ebullient and optimistic image that he originally built up. In fact, Obama is not committed to redefining U.S. foreign policy in a transformational way, but to calibrating and correcting the Bush policies, and reclaiming the neorealist approach that defined America's foreign policy since WWII. Taking stock of Obama's first year in the White House, this book places his engagement in the Middle East within the broader context of U.S. foreign policy since 9/11 and examines key areas that have posed a challenge to his administration. Middle East expert Fawaz Gerges highlights the administration's widening credibility gap and lack of resolve and political will to directly confront policy challenges head-on, and offer essential strategic recommendations for advancing U.S. relations with the Muslim world"-- Provided by publisher.
Citation: Gerges, Fawaz A. "Obama and the Middle East." New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.

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