By Robert G. Kaufman
Much like Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan, President Barack Obama got here to workplace as a political candidate who emphasised conviction instead of consensus. in the course of his 2008 presidential crusade, he pledged to remodel the position of the USA overseas. His bold international coverage objectives incorporated a world weather treaty, the peaceable withdrawal of yankee army forces from Iraq and Afghanistan, and a brand new dating with Iran. all through Obama's tenure, pundits and students have provided competing interpretations of his "grand strategy," whereas others have maintained that his rules have been incoherent or, at top, advert hoc.
In Dangerous Doctrine, political scientist Robert G. Kaufman argues that the forty-fourth president has certainly articulated a transparent, constant nationwide protection coverage and has pursued it with awesome constancy. but Kaufman contends that President Obama has imprudently deserted the muscular internationalism that has marked US international coverage because the finish of global battle II. Drawing on diplomacy thought and American diplomatic historical past, Kaufman offers a strong critique of the Obama doctrine as he situates the president's use of energy in the traditions of yank strategic perform.
Focusing at the pivotal areas of Europe, the center East, and Asia, this provocative learn demonstrates how present govt department management threatens America's position as a superpower, weakening its skill to unfold democracy and counter threats to geopolitical order in more and more risky occasions. Kaufman proposes a go back to the grand technique of ethical democratic realism, as practiced by way of presidents corresponding to Harry S. Truman, Ronald Reagan, and George W. Bush, with the desire of reestablishing the USA because the world's dominant power.
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Dangerous Doctrine: How Obama's Grand Strategy Weakened America by Robert G. Kaufman