U.S. Foreign Policy Towards Syria

U.S. Foreign Policy Towards Syria : Perceiving Syria

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Since the war started in Syria, the Obama administration has been reluctant to intervene militarily but unhesitating in adopting an antagonistic attitude towards the Assad regime. In fact, for decades the U.S. foreign policy towards Syria has been characterised as confrontational, antagonistic and ambivalent.

Taking the current debate over the nature and origins of U.S. policy towards the conflict in Syria as a starting point, this book explains the Obama administration's policy towards Syria by analysing the impact of image. Image theorists in international relations argue that image influences state foreign policy and causes actors to make certain policies and decisions concerning their relations within the international arena. Using this argument, this book probes the impact of the U.S. image of Post-Cold War Syria on Obama's policy towards the region. In doing so, this book tests recent claims regarding U.S. policy towards Syria generally and the Obama administration more generally.

This book will be of great interest to students and scholars of US foreign policy, international relations and Middle East studies.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 248 pages
  • 159 x 235mm | 788g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1138860565
  • 9781138860568

Table of contents

Introduction, 1. The Middle East Cold War: the historical turning points in U.S. policy towards Syria 2. Stereotyping Syria and Establishing the American Norm 3. Syria in the Mind of America: How the U.S. policy makers perceive Syria 4. Dealing with Syria: Confronting and Cooperating with Damascus, Conclusion
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About Ahed Alhouis

Ahed Al-houis is Leturer in History at the University of Aleppo, Syria.
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