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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?

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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 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.
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 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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Publish date: May 22, 2012
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obama and the middle east
Copyright © Fawaz A. Gerges, 2012 All rights reserved.First published in 2012 by PALGRAVE MACMILLAN® in the United States—a divisiono St. Martin’s Press LLC, 175 Fith Avenue, New York, NY 10010. Where this book is distributed in the UK, Europe and the rest o the world, this is by Palgrave Macmillan, a division o Macmillan Publishers Limited, registered in England,company number 785998, o Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire RG21 6XS.Palgrave Macmillan is the global academic imprint o the above companies and hascompanies and representatives throughout the world.Palgrave® and Macmillan® are registered trademarks in the United States, the UnitedKingdom, Europe and other countries.ISBN: 978-0-230-11381-7Library o Congress Cataloging-in-Publication DataGerges, Fawaz A., 1958–Obama and the Middle East / Fawaz Gerges.p. cm.Includes bibliographical reerences.ISBN 978-0-230-11381-71. United States—Foreign relations—Middle East. 2. Middle East—Foreign relations—United States. 3. Obama, Barack—Political and socialviews. 4. United States—Foreign relations—2009– 5. United States—Foreignrelations—2001–2009. I. Title.DS63.2.U5G45 2011327.73056—dc232011019900 A catalogue record o the book is available rom the British Library.Design by Letra Libre Inc.First edition: May 201210 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1Printed in the United States o America.
 
Contents
Acknowledgments
vii
IntroductIon
The End o America’s Moment? 1
one
 Americas Encounter with the Middle East: A Bitter Legacy 27
two
The Bush Doctrine: Social Engineering 69
three
The Obama Antidoctrinal Doctrine”? 89
Four
Israeli-Palestinian Peace 115
FIve
The Pivotal States: Egypt, Iran, and Turkey 151
sIx
The War on Terror 203
conclusIon
“In or a Penny, in or a Pound”? 233
notes
249
Index
27

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