Obama, US Foreign Policy and the Dilemmas of Intervention

Authors: Fitzgerald, D., Ryan, D.

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This timely study analyses the ways in which competing ideologies and cultural narratives have influenced the Obama administration's decision-making on Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya and Syria, situating these decisions within the broader history of American foreign policy.

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David Fitzgerald is Lecturer in International Politics in University College Cork, Ireland and specializes in the history of counterinsurgency and the history of American military culture.
 
David Ryan is Chair of Modern History in University College Cork, Ireland and has published extensively on contemporary history and US foreign policy concentrating on the interventions in the post-Vietnam era.

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"Until the archives are finally open some date in the distant future, this book will be our primary guide to Obama's entangled foreign policy dilemmas. This is a subtle and deeply-probing examination of the concepts that underlie American assumptions about the Middle East landscape as a proving ground for the American dream - the final chapter in in the post-World War II era. What comes through so powerfully, instead, is despite Barack Obama's desire to rebuild the American nation, a new Iraq syndrome will have replaced the Vietnam syndrome." - Lloyd Gardner, Rutgers University, USA

"[This book] is an elegant extended meditation on where the recent history of the US in the world has brought the country and how, like his predecessors, Obama has been caught in the contradictory demands of a public that insists on being kept "good, strong, and safe." The authors have written an incisive guide to the actual rather than the imaginary terrain US foreign policy traverses. It is an enlightening, necessary and sobering read." - Marilyn B. Young, New York University, USA


Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Obama, US Foreign Policy and the Dilemmas of Intervention
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-42856-1
DOI
10.1057/9781137428561
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-42855-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 151
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