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The Resource The dispensable nation : American foreign policy in retreat, Vali Nasr

The dispensable nation : American foreign policy in retreat, Vali Nasr

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The dispensable nation : American foreign policy in retreat
Title
The dispensable nation
Title remainder
American foreign policy in retreat
Statement of responsibility
Vali Nasr
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Former State Department advisor for Afghanistan and Pakistan and bestselling author Vali Nasr delivers a sharp indictment of America's flawed foreign policy and outlines a new relationship with the Muslim world and with new players in the changing Middle East. In this essential new book, Vali Nasr argues that the Obama administration had a chance to improve its relations with the Middle East, but instead chose to pursue its predecessor's questionable strategies there. Nasr takes readers behind the scenes at the State Department and reveals how the new government's fear of political backlash and the specter of terrorism crippled the efforts of diplomatic giants, like Richard Holbrooke and Hillary Clinton, to boost America's foundering credibility with world leaders. Meanwhile, the true economic threats, China and Russia, were quietly expanding their influence in the region. And a second Arab Spring is brewing--not a hopeful clamor for democracy but rage at the United States for its foreign policy of drones and assassinations. Drawing on his in-depth knowledge of the Middle East and firsthand experience in diplomacy, Nasr offers a powerful reassessment of American foreign policy that directs the country away from its failing relationships in the Middle East (such as with Saudi Arabia) toward more productive, and less costly, partnerships with other foreign allies (such as Turkey). Forcefully persuasive, Vali Nasr's book is a game changer for America as it charts a course in the Muslim world, Asia, and beyond. "--
Summary
Offers a powerful reassessment of American foreign policy that directs the country away from its failing relations in the Middle East and towards more productive partnerships with other foreign allies
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Writing style
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Provided by publisher
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10175713
Cataloging source
DLC
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1960-
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Nasr, Seyyed Vali Reza
Dewey number
327.73056
Index
index present
LC call number
JZ1670
LC item number
.N37 2013
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • United States
  • Middle East
  • United States
  • Islamic countries
Target audience
adult
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American foreign policy in retreat
Label
The dispensable nation : American foreign policy in retreat, Vali Nasr
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Publication
Note
Includes index
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volume
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn818659696
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
pages cm.
Isbn
9780385536479
Lccn
2012043100
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)818659696
Label
The dispensable nation : American foreign policy in retreat, Vali Nasr
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn818659696
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
pages cm.
Isbn
9780385536479
Lccn
2012043100
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)818659696

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