October 30, 2012

How America Looks from the Middle East

Riad Kahwaji, Institute for Near East & Gulf Military Analysis

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The U.S. Administration of President Barak Obama is about to complete its first term in office and is hoping to win another term in the upcoming elections on November 6. In previous debates, Obama and his team have spoken with great pride of their foreign policy accomplishments over the past four years of rule. They specifically pointed out as a major triumph three landmark events: The withdrawal from Iraq; The killing of Al-Qaeda leader Ousama bin Laden; and assisting the Libyan revolution in overthrowing the late leader Moammar Qaddafi. The main point in common in all these "accomplishments" is that they are all located geographically within the Greater Middle East region. However, if one is to review the foreign policy performance of the Obama administration from the perspective of...

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