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Mediterranean Quarterly (2008) 19 (1): 13–32.
Published: 01 March 2008
... Washington University. Burton M. Sapin is professor emeritus of political science and international affairs, George Washington University. Major Failures of Process and Judgment: National Security Policy Making in the Bush Administration William H...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2009) 20 (1): 69–76.
Published: 01 March 2009
... as a beacon of American, private, nonprofit higher education. It also contains specific recommendations for how the Obama administration can strengthen, at minimal cost, the network of American institutions abroad without co-opting or using them as vehicles for US propaganda. Richard L. Jackson, a former...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2017) 28 (3): 93–111.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Gawdat Bahgat This essay examines the relations between the United States and Iran under the Donald Trump Administration. It finds that, rhetoric aside, less tense and less confrontational ties between these nations may be possible. A key reason for this possibility is that the Republic of Iran...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2016) 27 (3): 72–87.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Eid H. Mustafa; El-fatih A. Abdelsalam Successive US administrations, including that of George W. Bush, have not recognized Palestinian interests and demands. The Bush administration initially showed a lack of serious intent to intervene in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and had a negative...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2011) 22 (3): 10–25.
Published: 01 September 2011
...Ted Galen Carpenter Misleading propaganda and the creation of false history were pervasive and corrosive during the Balkan wars of the 1990s. Both the Clinton administration and the news media were responsible for the disreputable situation. And unlike the discrediting of the Bush administration’s...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2018) 29 (2): 1–26.
Published: 01 June 2018
...Kadir Akyuz; Steve Hess This essay examines the impact of Turkey’s growing international links to China, Russia, and other non-Western powers on democratic backsliding by the administration of Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The essay finds that China’s and Russia’s growing engagement with Turkey since...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2013) 24 (4): 68–81.
Published: 01 December 2013
... society and for the lack of democratization in Russia. The Barack Obama administration therefore should have no illusions about the limitations on US-Russian cooperation on terrorism. Anna Borshchevskaya is a fellow at the European Foundation for Democracy. Copyright 2013 by Mediterranean...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2014) 25 (2): 33–47.
Published: 01 June 2014
...Anthony N. Celso The Barack Obama administration’s May 2013 assessment of al Qaeda’s weakness and fracturing in the post-bin Laden era has been greeted with indignation by both liberals and conservatives. They believe al Qaeda is stronger than ever in the wake of the Arab Spring. These critics...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2014) 25 (2): 61–84.
Published: 01 June 2014
... competes against a European Union project, while Washington has shown little interest in the Balkans during the Barack Obama administration. The instruments of this rivalry are not only, or even primarily, armies but rather economic-political forces: control of energy pipelines and production, the use...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2015) 26 (3): 67–93.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Yossef Ben-Meir This essay provides programmatic and administrative recommendations for the effective building of civil, governmental, and private capabilities to help implement human development driven by local communities in Morocco in light of the Arab Spring. The essay relates a human...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2012) 23 (1): 5–13.
Published: 01 March 2012
...Anthony C. E. Quainton As a result of the wars undertaken in Iraq and Afghanistan by the George W. Bush administration, the United States has taken on a responsibility to reconstruct the political and economic institutions of these countries. This responsibility has been carried out through...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2012) 23 (1): 14–38.
Published: 01 March 2012
...Stephen Blank The Obama administration touts the reset policy with Russia as one of its signal achievements in foreign policy. One of the key elements of its argument is Russia’s help with Iran. Upon closer inspection it appears, however, that this support is tenuous and limited. Indeed, we may...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2009) 20 (1): 1–14.
Published: 01 March 2009
..., and it is these fundamental inclinations to which this essay addresses itself, an essay divided into four parts: (1) types of foreign policy, (2) some recent examples of presidential choices about direction, (3) future possibilities for a new administration that entered office in January 2009, and (4) limitations...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2009) 20 (2): 1–10.
Published: 01 June 2009
...Alessandro Minuto-Rizzo The start of the Obama administration offers an opportunity to rebuild the US–NATO transatlantic link on the foundation of shared values during the Cold War and the immediate post–9/11 response. Use of military power is not sufficient, and torture should never again...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2009) 20 (3): 77–94.
Published: 01 September 2009
.... Yet they have claimed one clear success: Libya's decision to renounce WMD in late 2003. The Bush administration believed that this decision was based largely on fears of US military action. This essay, in contrast, argues that other factors were crucial, notably the impact of years of economic...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2009) 20 (4): 10–21.
Published: 01 December 2009
...Robert J. Pranger The Obama administration seems to have given considerable attention to the diplomatic idea of resetting various areas of US foreign policy. As Iran and Israel move toward possible war over regional hegemony with each other—a conflict that looms sooner rather than later—nuclear...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2010) 21 (1): 25–44.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Mohamed A. El-Khawas The author examines the steps taken by the new administration to resolve the decades-old Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The search for a solution requires dealing with many players with conflicting interests and contradictory agendas. President Obama's relaunch of the Middle...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2010) 21 (3): 86–103.
Published: 01 September 2010
... Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia” (FYROM), it revealed its irredentist aspirations and a furious wave of hatred against Greece (which owns 75 percent of King Philip's Macedonia). Claiming that its Slavic inhabitants are “Macedonians,” FYROM's ultranationalist administration is determined to continue stirring...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2011) 22 (1): 74–92.
Published: 01 March 2011
... contributes to conditions that are fueling the conflict: foreign administrative control (slave trade and colonialism) of the Niger Delta, which is alien to the indigenous people; the presence of lucrative commodities (oil, palm oil, and timber); and the Niger Delta people's resistance to exploitation...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2011) 22 (4): 46–61.
Published: 01 December 2011
...Thomas J. Miller; J. Michael Cleverley This essay is written from the perspective of inside observers who had regular access to many of the main Greek political and economic players from the era of Andreas Papandreou to the present administration of George Papandreou. One or the other...