The Arab Spring: The Failure of the Obama Doctrine

by
Edward A. Lynchauthor

Edward A. Lynch, PhD, is John P. Wheeler Professor of Political Science at Hollins University. He is author of The Cold War's Last Battlefield: Reagan, the Soviets, and Central America and numerous other works on U.S. foreign policy in the developing world.

The Arab Spring: The Failure of the Obama Doctrine

20210630

Praeger

Pages 288
Topics uprisings;U.S. government;revolutions;Obama, Barack;foreign policy;Arab Spring;Algeria;Egypt;Iran;Libya;Regional Foreign Policy;Revolution;Syria;Tunisia;Security Studies: U.S. Foreign Policy;Politics, Law, and Government: International Relations

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The Arab Spring: The Failure of the Obama Doctrine

Author(s): Lynch, Edward;
Contributors: Lynch, Edward;
Abstract:

This title provides a succinct, readable, and comprehensive treatment of how the Obama administration reacted to what was arguably the most difficult foreign policy challenge of its eight years in office: the Arab Spring.

As a prelude to examining how the United States reacted to the first wave of the Arab Spring in the 21st century, this book begins with an examination of how the U.S. reacted to revolution in the 19th and 20th centuries and a summary of how foreign policy is made. Each revolution in the Arab Spring (in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Syria, Bahrain, and Yemen) and the Obama administration's action—or inaction—in response is carefully analyzed. The U.S.' role is compared to that of regional powers, such as Turkey, Israel, and Iran. The impact of U.S. abdication in the face of pivotal events in the region is the subject of the book's conclusion.

While other treatments have addressed how the Arab Spring revolutions have affected the individual countries where these revolutions took place, U.S. foreign policy toward the Middle East, and former president Obama's overall foreign policy, this is the only work that provides a comprehensive examination of both the Arab Spring revolutions themselves and the reaction of the U.S. government to those revolutions.


  • Stands as the only academic book that specifically considers U.S. foreign policy with regard to the Arab Spring
  • Presents the Arab Spring as a pivotal event, the U.S. reaction as a watershed, and an understanding of this interplay as vital to understanding international politics in our time
  • Traces the often roundabout paths to the creation of U.S. policy during the Arab Spring and examines the effects of those policies
  • Serves as an essential text for academics studying the Middle East, U.S. foreign policy, the progress of revolution, and politics in the developing world; policymakers wishing to understand how the Obama administration dealt with the most complex crisis of its eight years; and interested readers

SortTitle: arab spring: the failure of the obama doctrine
Keyword(s): uprisings; U.S. government; revolutions; Obama, Barack; foreign policy; Arab Spring; Algeria; Egypt; Iran; Libya; Regional Foreign Policy; Revolution; Syria; Tunisia; Security Studies: U.S. Foreign Policy; Politics, Law, and Government: International Relations
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Edward A. Lynchauthor

Edward A. Lynch, PhD, is John P. Wheeler Professor of Political Science at Hollins University. He is author of The Cold War's Last Battlefield: Reagan, the Soviets, and Central America and numerous other works on U.S. foreign policy in the developing world.

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Print ISBN-13: 9781440876417
Imprint: Praeger
Pages: 288
Publication Date: 20210630
Series: Praeger Security International