Post Tagged with: "US foreign policy"

Interview – Nadim Shehadi

Interview – Nadim Shehadi

Nadim Shehadi discusses what lessons from the Iraq War we can apply to the current Syrian conflict, the role of Iran in the Middle-East, and the fight against ISIS.

Interview – Nicholas Kristof

Interview – Nicholas Kristof

Nicholas Kristof discusses the Syrian Civil War, the attitudes of US Presidential Candidates towards refugees, and the challenges of reporting from war-torn countries.

Review – The Incubus of Intervention

Review – The Incubus of Intervention

A remarkable account of differences between John F. Kennedy and Allan Dulles that significantly contributes to our understanding of US involvement in Indonesia.

The Politicisation of Orientalism: The Mutation of a Paradigm

The Politicisation of Orientalism: The Mutation of a Paradigm

The politicisation of Orientalism by the West had led to a mutation in the paradigm such that it has become not just a manifestation of imperialism but its instrument.

The Dilemma of Middle Eastern Democracy

The Dilemma of Middle Eastern Democracy

The seemingly infertile soil for democracy in the Middle East can be better understood by primarily examining the hindering role of the coercive apparatus in the region.

Review – Providing for National Security: A Comparative Analysis

Review – Providing for National Security: A Comparative Analysis

Although there is much of value in this title, its attention to the usual suspects of big to medium powers should instead be focused on North Africa and the Middle East.

‘Warm Bodies’: A ZomRomCom Discourse on Counterinsurgency

‘Warm Bodies’: A ZomRomCom Discourse on Counterinsurgency

The hit 2013 zombie movie ‘Warm Bodies’ offers a means of understanding counterinsurgency strategies, as well as a critique of such strategies.

Review – The Cuban Embargo

Review – The Cuban Embargo

One of the few examples of a monograph on the US embargo of Cuba, this short and readable text helps us understand key internal dynamics which drive this policy.

Review – Debating Human Rights

Review – Debating Human Rights

Chong addresses the complexities of universal human rights and presents contemporary debates that are excellent springboard into the much contested rights discourse.

US Credibility in the Middle East and the Nuclear Deal with Iran

US Credibility in the Middle East and the Nuclear Deal with Iran

The US credibility in the Middle East depends on the successful implementation of policies to maintain regime stability and ensure the status quo of power in the region.

Review – US Foreign Policy and Democracy Promotion

Review – US Foreign Policy and Democracy Promotion

This ready-to-use edited handbook provides a good and complete introduction to the history and evolution of US democracy promotion abroad.

The Strange Politics of 2016 US Foreign Policy

The Strange Politics of 2016 US Foreign Policy

The center of US foreign policy is to the right of Obama post bin Laden and to the left of George W. Bush. That is where you will find the leading candidates for 2016.

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