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US Foreign Policy in the Eastern Mediterranean

Power Politics and Ideology Under the Sun

Authors: Litsas, Spyridon N.

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  • Discusses American foreign policy in the Eastern Mediterranean
  • Identifies the synthesis between US political interest and political values in the region
  • Incorporates historical perspectives to speculate on the future of US policy in the region
  • Examines the changing role of America in the region under Barack Obama and Donald Trump
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This book examines US foreign policy in the Eastern Mediterranean and the region’s key role in the practice and evolution of American exceptionalism. The political developments in the Eastern Mediterranean during the 19th and the first half of the 20th centuries, gave to the US opportunities to express, in the most explicit way, its anti-colonialism, the fervent support of open and democratic societies, and its willingness to openly confront tyranny and oppression whenever this was possible (or necessary) for American interests. Since that time, the region has been a testing ground for the core elements of American foreign policy deployed worldwide.

The monograph shows the contributions of the United States during critical moments in the region, such as the First Barbary War (1801-1805), the introduction of Truman Doctrine, Washington’s role in the Suez Crisis, the Greek junta and the Imia Crisis of 1996. It also scrutinizes the different levels of the economic, military and diplomatic challenges which China, Russia and Turkey present today, while it also covers the American approach to the Arab Spring. From a ‘Shining City on a Hill’ to the current ‘Make America Great Again’ mottoes, this critique follows American Foreign Policy in the Eastern Mediterranean and the strong bonds that the nation established with the geostrategic, political and ideological features of the region. The pace of recent events, and the increasing complexity of this global corner, prove a challenge to America today; the future and clarion call that hard work and the finest ingenuity are necessary to keep its regional hegemony, and its course toward increased prosperity. This work’s goal is to inspire the conversations by academics, diplomats, leaders (both political and military) and most of all businessmen, to this end.


About the authors

Spyridon N. Litsas is Professor of International Relations at the University of Macedonia in Thessaloniki, Greece. He is also a Visiting Professor of International Relations and Eastern Mediterranean Politics at the Institut d’ etudes politiques de Grenoble (SciencesPo at the University of Grenoble) and a Visiting Professor of International Relations and Strategic Analysis at the Joint Supreme College of War of the Hellenic Armed Forces. He is teaching, researching and publishing on War Theory, Strategic Analysis, Jihadism, Politics of the Eastern Mediterranean, Middle East and North Africa, US & Russian Foreign Policy in South-Eastern Europe, Turkish Foreign Policy, EU Politics. His most recent publications include: ‘Stateness and Sovereign Debt: Greece in the European Conundrum’ (with Konstantinos Lavdas & Dimitrios Skiadas), ‘The Eastern Mediterranean in Transition: Multipolarity, Politics and Power’ (eds. with Aristotle Tziampiris), ‘Foreign Policy Under Austerity: Greece’s Return to Normality?’ (eds. with Aristotle Tziampiris). ‘The New Eastern Mediterranean: Theory, Politics and States in a Volatile Era’ (eds. With Aristotle Tziampiris).




Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)
  • The Theoretical Foundations of the U.S. Foreign Policy

    Pages 1-39

    Litsas, Spyridon N.

  • The U.S. in the Eastern Mediterranean: Historical and Political Considerations

    Pages 41-101

    Litsas, Spyridon N.

  • Obama’s Foreign Policy and the Arab Spring: The Cases of Egypt, Libya, and Syria

    Pages 103-153

    Litsas, Spyridon N.

  • The Greek Crisis of 2015: A European Drama and an American Deus Ex Machina

    Pages 155-180

    Litsas, Spyridon N.

  • The U.S. Facing the Challenges of the Twenty-First Century in the Eastern Mediterranean: The Different Cases of China, Russia, and Turkey

    Pages 181-212

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Hardcover 83,19 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
US Foreign Policy in the Eastern Mediterranean
Book Subtitle
Power Politics and Ideology Under the Sun
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-36895-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-36895-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-36894-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 221
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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