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Syria will test the durability of Obama’s grand strategy of foreign policy restraint

Lumbers, Michael (2013) Syria will test the durability of Obama’s grand strategy of foreign policy restraint. LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog (30 Sep 2013). Website.

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Only a few weeks ago, commentators expected a showdown between President Obama and Congress over military intervention in Syria. Now, after a chance proposal to disarm the regime of its chemical weapons, Obama faces accusations of incoherence over foreign policy. Michael Lumbers reviews Obama’s handling of the Syrian conflict, arguing that his foreign policy agenda is a subtle but unmistakable move away from America’s post-war interventionist role. In this light, the agreement on Syria is the best possible outcome for Obama. However, given the current instability of the Middle East, it remains to be seen if this strategy is sustainable.

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Additional Information: © 2013 LSE USAPP
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Date Deposited: 23 Jun 2014 13:11
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 07:04

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