National Security Under the Obama Administration

National Security Under the Obama Administration

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There is more continuity than discontinuity in US national security policy under President Obama, despite widespread expectations for change and misperceptions of fundamental changes having been wrought. This project brings together US and non-US experts to assess continuities and changes in US national security policy in the Obama era.

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Product details

  • Hardback | 247 pages
  • 152 x 230 x 22mm | 399.16g
  • Palgrave MacMillan
  • Basingstoke, United Kingdom
  • English
  • biography
  • 0230116825
  • 9780230116825
  • 1,445,606

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'In National Security Under the Obama Administration, editors Bahram M. Rajaee and Mark J. Miller have assembled an impressively diverse set of authors to examine 'continuities and discontinuities that have characterized US national security policy in the transition from the Bush administration into the first two and a half years of the Obama administration.' From the topical areas covered - US National Security institutions and processes, world regions, and contemporary policy issues - to the rich insights of both US and international authors, this edited volume contributes much more than a simple assessment of how the Obama administration has fared in the national security global arena: it provides much-needed and long-overdue non-US perspective to the discussion. Scholars, practitioners, and of course teachers will find much in this edited volume to inform, stimulate, and provoke thoughtful and necessary analysis and reflection. The editors deserve high praise for organizing and executing this topical and timely assessment.' - Robert H. 'Robin' Dorff, General Douglas MacArthur Chair of Research, and professor of National Security Affairs, Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College

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About Bahram M. Rajaee

BAHRAM M. RAJAEE Director, Contracts, Grants & Partnerships, Institute for Global Studies, University of Delaware, USA. MARK MILLER Emma Smith Morris Professor, Department of Political Science and International Relations, University of Delaware, USA.

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Table of contents

Introduction: B.M.Rajaee & M.J.Miller PART I: US NATIONAL SECURITY INSTITUTIONS AND PROCESSES Obama's Grand Strategy: Agenda and Constraints; S.Kaufman The Somalia Syndrome and US National Security: From Bush to Obama; R.Patman & A.Reitzig American Defense Policy after the Cold War: A Rational Construction or a Consequence of an Extensive Lobby?; J.Cortinhas Obama's Intelligence Policy: Meeting New Challenges; C.Lepri PART II: WORLD REGIONS Grand Bargain or Grand Strategy: The Obama Administration and Russia Policy; G.Flikke PLA Military Modernization and Sino-Russian Cooperation; H.Lien US Foreign Policy toward Bangladesh: Implications of the Rise of Islamist Terrorism; S.Khan Continuity or Change in U.S. Foreign Policy in Africa: A South African Perspective; G.Ramuhala Cooperation and Discord in South America in the Twenty-First Century: The Consequences of the Colombia-United States Military Agreement of 2009; F.S.Cabarcas PART III: POLICY ISSUES American Foreign Policy and the Continuing Struggle against Anti-Americanism in the Muslim World; M.Khan & S.J.Chehab Formulating War Aims in a Protracted War Environment: Lessons for US National Security Policy; G.Frechero Transition to the Endgame: The Challenge of US Policy toward Afghanistan; D.Green

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