Monde selon Obama., English, (DLC)n 2012021322
Limited achievements : Obama's foreign policy / Zaki Laïdi ; translated by Carolyn Avery.
New York, N.Y. : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
xvi, 237 pages ; 23 cm.
CERI series in international relations and political economy.
Formatted Contents Note
Legacy White House Tight Rope No More Monsters to destroy? Repudiating The Ideology of September 11 Back From Baghdad "Good Enough For Afghanistan" Breaking The Pact of Silence? : Obama, The Arab Spring, and The Middle East Europe : The Risk-Averse Ally? Conclusion : Limited Achievements Appendices.
While the United States cannot solve the world's problems alone, it is not ready to allow any of these to be solved without it, let alone against it. This is the foundation of Obama's policy and the purpose of this book is to verify its validity and effectiveness. Barack Obama is inspired by a realist vision of the global order. Bereft of any grand vision, his ambition is to preserve America's great power status and make it acceptable to the rest of the world. He no longer wants his country to serve as the world's policeman. However, he has no intention of letting another country displace the United States. His scope of action lies between these two limits. Because he is not driven by a grand design, by the same token he is not willing to take any great risks. This may explain also why his achievements are limited.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages -230) and index.
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