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Author Dueck, Colin, 1969- author

Title The Obama Doctrine : American Grand Strategy Today / Colin Dueck
Published New York, NY : Oxford University Press USA, [2015]
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Contents Cover; The Obama Doctrine; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1 Barack Obama and American Grand Strategy; Grand Strategies in the American Experience; Obama's Place in American Politics; Obama's Grand Strategy; 2 International Accommodation and Retrenchment; Obama's Incoming Strategy; Counterterrorism; Nuclear Weapons and Rogue States; Great Power Competitors; The Arab Spring; US Allies, Defense Spending, and Offshore Balancing; The Problem with the Obama Doctrine; 3 The Domestic Politics of the Obama Doctrine; Public Opinion; Party Politics; Electoral Politics
Congressional PoliticsPresidential Leadership; Looking Ahead to 2016; 4 Republican Alternatives to the Obama Doctrine; Conservative Anti-interventionists; Conservative Internationalists; Conservative Nationalists; Foreign Policy in the 2016 Elections; 5 Conservative American Realism; First Things First; Allies and Adversaries; Strategies of Pressure; Trade Policy; The Lessons of Iraq; Presidential Leadership; Notes; Bibliography; Index to Names of Authors in Notes; Subject Index
Summary By mid-2015, the Obama presidency will be entering its final stages, and the race among the successors in both parties will be well underway. And while experts have already formed a provisional understanding of the Obama administration's foreign policy goals, the shape of the ""Obama Doctrine"" is finally coming into full view. It has been consistently cautious since Obama was inaugurated in 2009, but recent events in the Middle East, Eastern Europe, and the Far East have led an increasingly large number of foreign policy experts to conclude that caution has transformed into weakness. In The O
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
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Subject Obama, Barack -- Political and social views.
United States -- Foreign relations -- 2009-
United States -- Politics and government -- 2009-
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0190202637 (electronic bk.)
9780190202637 (electronic bk.)