US Foreign Policy in the Middle East

The Case for Continuity

Authors: Prifti, Bledar

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  • Utilizes an offensive realist theoretical framework to explain US foreign policy toward the Middle East in the last seven decades
  • Examines how the regional hegemonic status of the US and its geographic location dictate its foreign policy objectives and strategies in the Middle East.
  • Presents evidence for the continuity in American foreign policy toward the Middle East since WWII
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About this book

This book provides a comprehensive historical overview of US foreign policy in the Middle East using the theoretical framework of offensive realism and highlighting the role of geography and regional power distribution in guiding foreign policy. It argues that the US has been pursuing the same geostrategic interests from President Truman’s policy of containment to President Obama’s speak softly and carry a big stick policy, and contends that the US-Iran relationship has been largely characterized by continued cooperation due to shared geostrategic interests. The book highlights the continuity in US foreign policy over the last seven decades and offers a prediction for US foreign policy in reaction to current and future global events. As such, it will serve as a reference guide for not only scholars but also policy analysts and practitioners.

About the authors

Bledar Prifti is Assistant Professor of Political Science at St. Petersburg College and Instructor of International Studies at University of South Florida, USA. His field of expertise is US foreign policy in the Middle East.

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“Whereas most students of U.S. Middle East policy see big shifts over time, Bledar Prifti argues there has actually been remarkable continuity. Geopolitics, which are at the heart of his story, leave American policy makers little choice but to concentrate on preventing the rise of a hegemon in that critically important region. This is a smart and interesting book that deserves to be widely read.” (John J. Mearsheimer, R. Wendell Harrison Distinguished Service Professor of Political Science, University of Chicago, USA)

“The book provides a comprehensive and balanced analysis of US policy toward the Middle East. It is one of the best in the field; and therefore a must read for anyone who is interested in understanding US policy in this important region of the world.” (George Klay Kieh, Jr., Professor of Political Science, University of West Georgia, USA)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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eBook 83,29 €
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Hardcover 103,99 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
US Foreign Policy in the Middle East
Book Subtitle
The Case for Continuity
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-45327-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-45327-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-45326-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-83268-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 232
Number of Illustrations
13 illustrations in colour
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