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Dangerous doctrine : how Obama's grand strategy weakened America, Robert G. Kaufman

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Dangerous doctrine : how Obama's grand strategy weakened America
Title
Dangerous doctrine
Title remainder
how Obama's grand strategy weakened America
Statement of responsibility
Robert G. Kaufman
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
Much like Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan, President Barack Obama came to office as a politician who emphasized conviction rather than consensus. During his 2008 presidential campaign, he pledged to transform the role of the United States abroad. His ambitious foreign policy goals included a global climate treaty, the peaceful withdrawal of American military forces from Iraq and Afghanistan, and a new relationship with Iran. Throughout Obama's tenure, pundits and scholars have offered competing interpretations of his "grand strategy," while others have maintained that his policies were incoherent or, at best, ad hoc. In Dangerous Doctrine, political scientist Robert G. Kaufman argues that the forty-fourth president has indeed articulated a clear, consistent national security policy and has pursued it with remarkable fidelity. Yet Kaufman contends that President Obama has imprudently abandoned the muscular internationalism that has marked US foreign policy since the end of World War II. Drawing on international relations theory and American diplomatic history, Kaufman presents a robust critique of the Obama doctrine as he situates the president's use of power within the traditions of American strategic practice. Focusing on the pivotal regions of Europe, the Middle East, and Asia, this provocative study demonstrates how current executive branch leadership threatens America's role as a superpower, weakening its ability to spread democracy and counter threats to geopolitical order in increasingly unstable times. Kaufman proposes a return to the grand strategy of moral democratic realism, as practiced by presidents such as Harry S. Truman, Ronald Reagan, and George W. Bush, with the hope of reestablishing the United States as the world's dominant power.--
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Kaufman, Robert Gordon
Dewey number
327.73009/05
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Obama, Barack
  • Obama, Barack
  • Obama, Barack
  • United States
  • Diplomatic relations
  • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Political and social views
  • United States
Label
Dangerous doctrine : how Obama's grand strategy weakened America, Robert G. Kaufman
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-277) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The main tenets of the Obama Doctrine -- The Obama Doctrine and international relations theory -- The Obama Doctrine and rival traditions of American diplomacy -- The Obama Doctrine's reset with Russia and Europe -- The Obama Doctrine meets the Middle East and Afghanistan -- The Obama Doctrine's Asian pivot -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn922631957
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
294 pages
Isbn
9780813167206
Lccn
2016000534
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)922631957
Label
Dangerous doctrine : how Obama's grand strategy weakened America, Robert G. Kaufman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-277) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The main tenets of the Obama Doctrine -- The Obama Doctrine and international relations theory -- The Obama Doctrine and rival traditions of American diplomacy -- The Obama Doctrine's reset with Russia and Europe -- The Obama Doctrine meets the Middle East and Afghanistan -- The Obama Doctrine's Asian pivot -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn922631957
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
294 pages
Isbn
9780813167206
Lccn
2016000534
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)922631957

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