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Obama Administration
Strategic Failure How President Obama s Drone Warfare Defense Cuts
Strategic Failure: How President Obama’s Drone Warfare, Defense Cuts, and Military Amateurism Have Imperiled America

Grand strategy is a blueprint that sets the path to foreign policy; more specifically, it reveals which foreign policy...

Monday, September 16, 2019

Understanding the Department of State
Understanding the Department of State

At the very beginning of the book, Understanding the Department of State, it is clearly stated that Don Philpott, the...

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Groundhog Day and the Repetitive Failure of Western Counterterrorism Policy
Groundhog Day and the Repetitive Failure of Western Counterterrorism Policy in the Middle East

This commentary discusses the ways in which Western counterterrorism policy in the Middle East resembles the Hollywood...

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Determinants of Turkish-American Relations and Prospects for the Future
Determinants of Turkish-American Relations and Prospects for the Future

This article analyzes the fluctuating course of the Turkey-U.S. relationship with a special focus on Barack Hussein...

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Why Did Iran Diplomacy Work this Time Around
Why Did Iran Diplomacy Work this Time Around?

In May 2010, Turkey and Brazil surprised the world when they succeeded in getting Iran’s acceptance for a nuclear swap...

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

President Obama s Middle East Policy 2009-2013
President Obama’s Middle East Policy, 2009-2013

President Barack Obama won the 2008 US presidential race with promises to restore America’s lost image and status in the...

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Obama and the Middle East The End of America s
Obama and the Middle East: The End of America’s Moment?

Within Fawaz Gerges’ text, The End of America’s Moment?-Obama and the Middle East, the author endeavors to examine...

Monday, July 1, 2013

Ally My Journey across the American-Israeli Divide
Ally: My Journey across the American-Israeli Divide

Given that we are approaching the end of his administration, President Obama’s American foreign policy has increasingly...

Friday, January 1, 2016

Peacemaking between America and the Muslim World A New Beginning
Peacemaking between America and the Muslim World: A New Beginning?*

The arrival of the Obama administration has created opportunities for positive and enduring change in U.S. relations with...

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Iran s Ballistic Missile Program A New Case for Engaging
Iran’s Ballistic Missile Program: A New Case for Engaging Iran?

Much like Iran’s nuclear program, scholars and policy makers are largely puzzled to understand Iran’s intentions in...

Saturday, October 1, 2016

The Obama Moment European and American Perspectives
The Obama Moment: European and American Perspectives

When Barack Obama became president of the United States in January 2009, expectations were unprecedented. Although Obama...

Friday, October 1, 2010

The Congressional Elections 2010 and Turkish Interests in the Congress
The Congressional Elections 2010 and Turkish Interests in the Congress

Republicans, in a classic midterm “wave election,” supplanted the Democratic majority in the House of Representatives with...

Saturday, January 1, 2011

U S -Turkey Relations Model Partnership as an Empty Signifier
U.S.-Turkey Relations: Model Partnership as an ‘Empty Signifier’

This commentary attempts to make a conceptual evaluation of the phrase “model partnership” as a definition of US-Turkey...

Saturday, January 1, 2011

America s Asia-Pacific Strategy and Turkish-American Partnership
America’s Asia-Pacific Strategy and Turkish-American Partnership

The debate on the future of the Turkish-American partnership has puzzled scholars in recent years due to its constant...

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Obama s Foreign Policy Ending the War on Terror
Obama’s Foreign Policy: Ending the War on Terror

By effectively defining the war on terror rhetoric, this heritage of Bush to Obama becomes the rhetorical lynchpin for the...

Sunday, January 1, 2017


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