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Obama and the Middle East: The End of America's Moment?
Published to widespread media acclaim, Fawaz Gerges's work takes on the past, present, and future of the United States' relationship with the Middle East. Gerges, one of the world's top Middle East scholars, examines the US–Middle East relationship Obama has inherited, analyzes the administration's responses to the challenges it has faced, and highlights what must change i ...more
Paperback, 304 pages
Published July 16th 2013 by St. Martin's Griffin
(first published January 3rd 2012)
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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 Israe ...more
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 ...more
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.