America's Challenges in the Greater Middle East: The Obama Administration's Policies

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The Middle East has been the centerpiece of American foreign policy for decades. As President Barack Obama faces continuing wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the nuclear debate in Iran, and the ever-present Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the future of this region is once again firmly in the international spotlight. America's Challenges in the Greater Middle East charts US policy towards key Middle Eastern states and evaluates the impact of the current administration's policies. This edited volume brings together ...

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Overview

The Middle East has been the centerpiece of American foreign policy for decades. As President Barack Obama faces continuing wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the nuclear debate in Iran, and the ever-present Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the future of this region is once again firmly in the international spotlight. America's Challenges in the Greater Middle East charts US policy towards key Middle Eastern states and evaluates the impact of the current administration's policies. This edited volume brings together scholarly opinion from a diverse range of world-recognized experts and is the definitive text on the Obama administration's engagement with this volatile, yet politically vital, part of the world.

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Editorial Reviews

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'This engaging, ambitious and sometimes disturbing volume brings home the complexity of the challenges the United States faces as it tries to define and promote US interests amidst the ambiguity and contradictory pressures of the Middle East . . . Compelling reading.'
- Australian Jourbanal of International Affairs

'The experts collected here appraise U.S. policy toward the vast array of countries from the Maghreb to Afghanistan, covering essentially the first two years of Barack Obama's presidency and comparing his performance and policies with those of his predecessor. More comprehensive than most such works, the book includes the often overlooked Central Asian states and Somalia.'
- Foreign Affairs

'In Akbarzadeh's compilation, the United States' strategic relationships in the Middle East are evaluated in light of recent events, from the beginning of Obama's presidency to the revolutions which characterized the 2011 Arab Spring. The articles bring together a wide range of scholars who write about subjects as diverse as the challenges confronting the Obama Administration in Afghanistan, the risk of the US losing its moral appeal in Central Asia, and the decisions the US must make in supporting Egypt's transition to democracy.'
- Middle East Jourbanal

'This insightful overview of the U.S. struggle to redefine its position in the Middle East after the end of the Cold War shows that a new coherent policy is still work in progress at best.'
- Marina Ottaway, Director, Middle East Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781137358813
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 9/19/2013
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Shahram Akbarzadeh is Professor of Asian Politics (Middle East & Central Asia) and Deputy Director of the National Centre of Excellence for Islamic Studies at the University of Melbourbane, Australia. He is one of Australia's foremost experts on the Middle East and Islamic politics. His most recent publications include US Foreign Policy in the Middle East: The Roots of Anti-Americanism (2008) and The Routledge Handbook on Political Islam (2011).

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Table of Contents

1. Obama in the Middle East; Shahram Akbarzadeh
2. Iraq; Charles W. Dunne
3. Saudi Arabia; Thomas W. Lippman
4. GCC States under the Obama Administration; Christian Koch
5. Egypt; Michele Dunne
6. Israel and the Palestinian Authority; Beverley Milton-Edwards
7. The Maghreb; Yahia H. Zoubir
8. Somalia; Ken Menkhaus
9. Iran; Shahram Akbarzadeh
10. Pakistan; Touqir Hussain
11. Afghanistan; William Maley
12. Central Asia; Luca Anceschi and Shahram Akbarzadeh

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