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Mediterranean Quarterly (2016) 27 (4): 152–156.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Sol Schindler Copyright 2016 by Mediterranean Affairs, Inc. 2016 Ross Dennis : Doomed to Succeed: The U.S.-Israel Relationship from Truman to Obama . New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux , 2015 . 496 pages ISBN 978-0-374-14146-02 . $30 (hardcover). Sol Schindler served...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2009) 20 (1): 69–76.
Published: 01 March 2009
...Richard L. Jackson The inauguration of President Barack Obama offers a historic opportunity to reshape America's interface with the world at large and to undo errors of commission, omission, and neglect of the past decade. US assets undervalued and underused in recent years will be rediscovered...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2009) 20 (4): 1–9.
Published: 01 December 2009
... of this essay was published in the National Herald (New York), 13 December 2008. The Obama Presidency in Philosophical and Historical Context Nikolaos A. Stavrou The overwhelming majority of the American people and the world are elated...
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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 (2011) 22 (1): 93–113.
Published: 01 March 2011
...Mohamed El-Khawas Obama's diplomacy had early success with Iran's agreement in October 2009 to ship most of its low-enriched uranium abroad in exchange for fuel rods for its medical research reactor. This agreement did not last, however, in the face of strong domestic US opposition and the Western...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2012) 23 (2): 64–76.
Published: 01 June 2012
...Walter W. Hill Realism tells us that states are unitary actors and foreign policy ends at the water’s edge. This essay questions this view in the context of recent US policy on Afghanistan. In early 2008, Senator Barack Obama won several early primary victories and gained a substantial lead...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2012) 23 (4): 107–134.
Published: 01 December 2012
... of the Republic of Cyprus. Moreover, since President Barack Obama’s worldview is widely, and properly, perceived to exhibit pragmatic idealism, it should follow that Washington’s own Cyprus policy should be refashioned along such principled lines. Costas Melakopides is associate professor of international...
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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 (2013) 24 (4): 82–91.
Published: 01 December 2013
...Kadir Ustun; Kilic Bugra Kanat US-Turkish relations are in the best shape of recent memory. President Barack Obama’s first official overseas visit (in 2009) was meant to start a new type of relationship with Turkey, dubbed the “model partnership,” but the bilateral relations received particular...
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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 (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 (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 (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 (2): 78–89.
Published: 01 June 2010
... major development in Greek-Russian relations was the decision announced prior to Karamanlis’s visit to Moscow in December 2007 (Kara- manlis had six meetings with Putin, only two with George W. Bush, and one with Barack Obama) to buy some 420 BMP-3M armored personnel carriers from Russia worth...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2014) 25 (3): 27–39.
Published: 01 September 2014
... President Barack Obama and President Hassan Rouhani might have started a new chapter in relations between the two nations. Time will tell. This essay examines the US strategy in the Arab world and the broader Middle East in the light of the sweeping security and political upheavals since 2011...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2009) 20 (1): 1–14.
Published: 01 March 2009
.... There is no reason to believe that a newly minted American president with modest international experience, Barack Obama, will be spared the agonies of early choice. Domestic politics not only dominates America’s selection of presidents but increasingly has a strong influence on foreign policy...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2013) 24 (3): 6–19.
Published: 01 September 2013
... him was Geronimo.4 What obviously follows from this is that in the public mind the war is over when the offending individual has been removed or killed. While Barack Obama himself used the raid itself as an example of his credibility in defending America, there is little additional political...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2015) 26 (1): 97–116.
Published: 01 March 2015
... security, US president Barack Obama declared with 4. “Premier: China’s Import of Goods to Hit 10 Trillion USD in Five Years,” Xinhuanet, 26 March 2013, news.xinhuanet.com/english/china/2013-­03/26/c_124506585.htm. 5. Zhao Minghao, “The Predicaments of Chinese Power,” New York Times, 13 July 2012...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2010) 21 (4): 27–37.
Published: 01 December 2010
... the Obama administration’s hard-­line policy toward Teh- ran, especially the US drive to impose additional economic sanctions, both unilaterally and through the United Nations.3 Instead, Ankara advocated a more robust diplomatic effort to resolve the nuclear crisis. When the United States...