"Sensible recommendations are woven through every chapter of the book for the next US administration" - YaleGlobal Online
"For students of the region, journalists, policy-makers, or others interested in developing a nuanced understanding of US foreign policy towards the Middle East today, at a time when the sun seems to be setting on the US' 'unipolar moment', Fawaz Gerges' Obama and the Middle East could not have come at a better time." - LSE Review of Books
"In a thorough and clear manner, Gerges takes the reader through each of the major challenges the Obama administration has had to face in the Middle East, highlighting where the man of 'hope' and 'change' failed, and where the president has simply been a prisoner of history." - Middle East Policy Council
I just want to discuss one aspect of Fawaz Gerges book which left me with a dubious feeling.
The book will be useful to anyone seeking to understand current politics and the United States' interests in the region.
Basically, America's influence in the region is waning because Obama hasn't acted to build closer relationships.
Scary. He is trying to bring us down from the great nation we are.Published 6 months ago by hamgirl
This book was likely turned out in about a week. There is nothing scholarly about it: there is little original research, tremendous dependence on a select group of secondary... Read morePublished 10 months ago by CSherrill
In Obama and the Middle East: The End of America's Moment?, Fawaz A. Gerges argues, "The success of the globalists [as opposed to regionalists] and the Israel-first school lies in... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Richard D. Deverell
If you want to know what Fawaz A. Gerges thinks about President Obama and the Middle East, reading just the concluding chapter supplies most of the information. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Judie Amsel
The book is clearly written, it covers the basics, and I may assign it in a course that I plan to teach.Published 21 months ago by Arthur Goldschmidt
I just want to discuss one aspect of Fawaz Gerges book which left me with a dubious feeling. In his chapter on Israel-Palestine, Fawaz claims that there is "substantial evidence"... Read morePublished on December 9, 2012 by Mike De Freitas
The Middle East is a point of conflict and may well be the turning point in history. America needs oil and they have it. How do we cope with the tension and strife in this area?Published on November 28, 2012 by Sanni M. Slabbert
This book is any outstanding review of the relationship between The United States of America and the strife ridden counties of the Middle East. Read morePublished on August 6, 2012 by Nicholas George