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Obama and the Middle East

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Published by Palgrave Macmillan in New York, NY .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General,
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / General,
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / Diplomacy,
  • Foreign relations,
  • Political and social views

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references.

    StatementFawaz Gerges
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsDS63.2.U5 G45 2011
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25328912M
    ISBN 109780230113817
    LC Control Number2011019900

    With speculation rife over the possibility that Obama may invest political capital once again in the stymied Middle East peace process, which book resonates more with him could matter a : Nathan Guttman.   Obama made mistakes of optimism. He assumed the old, autocratic order in the Middle East was about to change; he underestimated the power of . The Middle East peace process is a complicated, highly charged issue. In his new book, Josh Ruebner, founder of Jews for Peace in Palestine and Israel, charts Obama's journey through the process during his terms and investigates the process made on this critical issue.   Obama’s fatal fatalism in the Middle East. Iraqi army soldiers stand by an Islamic State flag drawn on a wall in a house damaged by a U.S. airstrike where a tunnel dug by Islamic State militants.


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Obama and the Middle East by Fawaz A. Gerges Download PDF EPUB FB2

“Sensible recommendations are woven through every chapter of the book for the next US administration” ―YaleGlobal Online “For students of the region, journalists, policy-makers, or others interested in developing a nuanced understanding of US foreign policy towards the Middle East today, at a time when the sun seems to be setting on the US' 'unipolar moment', Fawaz Gerges' Obama and Cited by:   A hard-hitting assessment of Obama's current foreign policy and a sweeping look at the future of the Middle East.

 The Arab Spring upended the status quo in the Middle East and poses new challenges for the United States/5.

Obama came to office with a conviction that reducing the United States’ massive military and political investment in the Middle East was a vital national security interest in its own right. The occupation of Iraq and the excesses of the war on terrorism had left the United.

Obama Also Got It Wrong in the Middle East. I had a ringside seat for U.S.-Israel relations during President Barack Obama’s first term as the political counselor at the U.S. Embassy to Israel.

A hard-hitting assessment of Obama's current foreign policy and a sweeping look at the future of the Middle East The Arab Spring upended the status quo in the Middle East and poses new challenges for the United States.

Here, Fawaz Gerges, one of the world's top Middle East scholars, delivers a full picture of US relations with the region.3/5(6). The book is a strong and informative primer on American involvement in the Middle East, but Gerges misses his chance to offer up concrete solutions, beyond positing that Obama must “take risks on people’s aspirations for open and representative government” and “seize the moment and structurally reorient American foreign policy.”.

Similarly, the book by Samantha Power called A Problem From Hell is said to have informed Obama’s liberal interventionist policy in the Middle East and elsewhere, and led to his commitment to human rights outlined in the National Security Strategy of However, Gerges draws attention to Obama’s memorandum that same year entitled.

Much of the world views Obama favorably, but the Middle East feels disappointment Obama’s presidency leaves some Muslims’ prayers for peace unanswered. By Kevin Sullivan Nov. 18, Whereas Bush’s Middle East foreign policies were driven by neoconservative ideology, a belief in US supremacy, and desire to ‘socially engineer’ political change in the region, Obama claimed to pursue a more pragmatic and more humble approach, based on multilateralism, acknowledgement of shared interests, “realism, pragmatism and.

Barack Obama has lived in, traveled to, or otherwise spent time in countries in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East, including Russia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Israel, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, the. A hard-hitting assessment of Obama's current foreign policy and a sweeping look at the future of the Middle East The Arab Spring upended the status quo in the Middle East and poses new challenges for the United States.

Here, Fawaz Gerges, one of the world s top Middle East scholars, delivers a full picture of US relations with the region/5(15). The book is a strong and informative primer on American involvement in the Middle East, but Gerges misses his chance to offer up concrete solutions, beyond positing that Obama must "take risks on people's aspirations for open and representative government" and "seize the moment and structurally reorient American foreign policy."/5(12).

When readers see the new book, “The Worst President In History, the Legacy of Barack Obama,” liberals are likely to laugh at the list of reasons. Conservatives are likely to think is. The information about Obama and the Middle East shown above was first featured in "The BookBrowse Review" - BookBrowse's online-magazine that keeps our members abreast of notable and high-profile books publishing in the coming weeks.

In most cases, the reviews are necessarily limited to those that were available to us ahead of publication. If you are the publisher or author of this book and. Mattis summarizes his time commanding CENTCOM, overseeing military operations in the Middle East and Central Asia until Obama fired him, in harsh terms: “It was to be a time when I would witness.

President Obama sent Special Envoy for Middle East peace George Mitchell on an 8-day tour of the Middle East starting on Janu in which Mitchell met with the Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and the Israeli army chief of staff Lt.

General Gabi Ashkenaz to discuss the peace process along with. A hard-hitting assessment of Obama's current foreign policy and a sweeping look at the future of the Middle East.

The Arab Spring upended the status quo in the Middle East and poses new challenges for the United States. Here, Fawaz Gerges, one of the world's top Middle East scholars, delivers a full picture of US relations with the by: “Sensible recommendations are woven through every chapter of the book for the next US administration” —YaleGlobal Online “For students of the region, journalists, policy-makers, or others interested in developing a nuanced understanding of US foreign policy towards the Middle East today, at a time when the sun seems to be setting on the US' 'unipolar moment', Fawaz Gerges' Obama and.

But with the wider Middle East going up in flames, this seemed little more than the latest manifestation of an all-too familiar pattern. However as John Kerry noted, the reality on the ground has.

The Middle East, and even much of Europe, perceived Obama as a weak and dithering president. Writing in the Daily Telegraph last year, Charles Krauthammer listed some of the most flagrant failures.

"In OctoberIran test-fired a nuclear capable ballistic missile in violation of Security Council resolutions. In Obama and the Middle East: The End of American’s Moment?, a new book by one of the foremost scholars on Middle East politics, Fawaz A.

Gerges looks at America's progress (or lack thereof) in Author: Merium. How Obama addresses the challenge to America’s hegemony and whether he can stand up to political pressure from home will determine if this is truly the end of America’s moment in the Middle East. An exceptional book that thoroughly scrutinizes the struggles of all the nations of the Middle East and doesn’t hesitate to distribute blame.

President Obama and his mouthpieces have embarked on a bizarre scheme to hypnotize America into forgetting the many scandals of his presidency.

They seem to think that intoning "this administration hasn’t had a scandal” over and over again will make history disappear. It’s the lamest Jedi Mind Trick ever, and is being pushed on people who know Star Wars is just a movie. | Politics. Sponsored by the Middle East Program.

Fawaz Gerges argues that with a new Middle East emerging from the revolutionary rubble, now is the. But as president, Obama found himself caught in the fierce cross currents of the so-called Arab Spring uprisings that roiled much of the Middle East and North Africa inleading to harsh. Book Review; Review: Obama and the Middle East: The end of America's moment?, by Fawaz A.

Gerges. Rabab Obeid. Contemporary Arab Affairs Vol. 6 No. 2, April–June (pp. ) DOI: / Article; Info & Metrics; PDF; Author: Rabab Obeid. Dennis B.

Ross (born Novem ) is an American diplomat and author. He has served as the Director of Policy Planning in the State Department under President George H.

Bush, the special Middle East coordinator under President Bill Clinton, and was a special adviser for the Persian Gulf and Southwest Asia (which includes Iran) to the former Secretary of State Hillary mater: UCLA.

American Democracy Promotion in the Changing Middle East book. From Bush to Obama. Edited By Shahram Akbarzadeh, James Piscatori, Benjamin MacQueen, Amin Saikal. Edition 1st Edition. First Published eBook Published 12 December Cited by: 2. Specifically, during an exclusive interview about his book The Field of Fight, Flynn said that Obama and Clinton were not interested in hearing intelligence that did not fit their “happy talk” narrative about the Middle fact, he alleged the administration actively scrubbed training manuals and purged from the military ranks any thinking about the concept of radical Islamism.

Michelle Obama's book tour is set to begin on Novem running through December (CNN) She may not be Beyoncé, but Michelle Obama is selling out arenas -- for her book tour.

President Obama’s critics often claim he doesn’t have a strategy in the greater Middle East. That’s wrong. Like it or loathe it, he does, and he’s beginning to implement it against : Peter Beinart. Inside the whirlwind of the Middle East’s current turmoil, it’s easy to lose sight of the fact that the Obama administration’s original strategy for the region has crashed and burned.

Recall. His most recent book, A Choice of Enemies: America confronts the Middle East, came out in May in the United States and was published in the UK in. In a sense, Obama holds himself out as such a neutral, purporting to facilitate the Middle East peace talks as an outsider.

When evaluating Obama's recent conduct using mediation methodology, however, Obama shows that he is anything but neutral. In order to understand why Obama's strategy is failing, one must understand the mediation process.

The Method to Obama’s Middle East Mess. LET’S recap the state of America’s commitments in the Middle East. Our military is fighting in a tacit alliance with Iranian proxies in Iraq, even. Within Fawaz Gerges’ text, The End of America’s Moment?-Obama and the Middle East, the author endeavors to examine President Obama’s implementation of inherently stagnant policies towards the highly volatile and rapidly evolving Middle East.

In short, the Obama administration put politics and ideology ahead of a disinterested and nonpartisan examination of the actual status of the Middle East.

The more Obama campaigned in on. "[Obama] sought to downplay US interests in the Middle East and to downplay the extent to which the US could shape outcomes in the Middle East, and tended to view the Middle East as a distraction Author: Megan O'toole.

Obama’s retrenchment from the Middle East reflects deep disillusionment with the region. But it also reflects disdain for an Arab world that should be avoided. Obama ignores those states seeking. The definitive book on Obama’s historic nuclear deal with Iran from the author of the Foreign Affairs Best Book on the Middle East in This timely book focuses on President Obama’s deeply considered strategy toward Iran’s nuclear program and reveals how the historic agreement of broke the persistent stalemate in negotiations that had blocked earlier efforts.

Eisenhower's strategy made the United States the dominant power in the Middle East, writes Michael Doran. Obama's policies in Syria and elsewhere are .I refer in particular to the way Tehran used both Mr. Bush and Mr.

Obama, albeit in different ways, to promote its own interests in the Middle East and put its troops on Israel’s doorstep, all to fulfill a long-held dream of eradicating the Jewish state from the : L Todd Wood.

Barack Obama today pledged to "not waste a minute" in tackling the Middle East conflict if elected president, Palestinian officials said.

The Democratic presidential hopeful made the commitment.