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Obama and the Middle East: The End of America's Moment?

Obama and the Middle East The End of America s Moment 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

  • Title: Obama and the Middle East: The End of America's Moment?
  • Author: Fawaz A. Gerges
  • ISBN: 9780230113817
  • Page: 383
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A hard hitting assessment of Obama s current foreign policy and a sweeping look at the future of the Middle East The 2011 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 He reaches back toA hard hitting assessment of Obama s current foreign policy and a sweeping look at the future of the Middle East The 2011 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 He reaches back to the post World War II era to explain the issues that have challenged the Obama administration and examines the president s responses, from his negotiations with Israel and Palestine to his drawdown from Afghanistan and withdrawal from Iraq Evaluating the president s engagement with the Arab Spring, his decision to order the death of Osama bin Laden, his intervention in Libya, his relations with Iran, and other key policy matters, Gerges highlights what must change in order to improve US outcomes in the region Gerges conclusion is sobering the United States is near the end of its moment in the Middle East The cynically realist policy it has employed since World War II continued by the Obama administration is at the root of current bitterness and mistrust, and it is time to remake American foreign policy.

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    1. If you want to know what Fawaz A. Gerges thinks about President Obama and the Middle East, reading just the concluding chapter supplies most of the information. There is more focus on the subject as suggested by the title. Basically, America’s influence in the region is waning because Obama hasn’t acted to build closer relationships.That chapter devotes less time to President Bush’s policies than the rest of the book but says that Obama is continuing them. As throughout the book, it blames [...]


    2. A very detailed and in-depth analysis of US foreign policies from the Cold War to today. It is very well researched and provides many references to papers, books, quotes, etc. from major political players in the US and around the world. A very important read for people who are both supportive and critical of the current US president, Obama, and how his ideals and plans were many times forcefully changed by major influences of Congress, DC politics, international events as well as fear of change [...]


    3. Gerges came across to me as anti-american and against any type of intervention in the middle east even when it seems to have benefited Arab's whether under the Obama or the Bush Administration. I read very little of this book.


    4. Probably good for someone who has no background in the modern Middle East. Those who keep up with the news in the area probably won't find much new information.




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