March 19, 2013
After Iraq, World No Longer in Awe of U.S.
Andrew Hammond, Toronto Star
In the run-up to and aftermath of the Iraq War, favourability toward the United States, which had spiked upward after 9/11, went into free fall in many countries. This and the accompanying rise of anti-Americanism is important because it has undercut U.S. soft power and thereby reduced Washington’s ability to promote its interests overseas, and indeed those of its allies.
TAGGED: United States, Iraq, Middle East