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    The dispensable nation : American foreign policy in retreat / Vali Nasr.
    by Nasr, Seyyed Vali Reza, 1960-
    New York : Doubleday, [2013]
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  • United States -- Foreign relations -- Middle East.
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  • ISBN: 
    9780385536479 :
    038553647X :
    Bib #: 
    860911
    Description: 
    300 pages : map ; 25 cm
    Edition: 
    First Edition.
    Contents: 
    Introduction -- Prologue: "A week in September" -- Afghanistan : the good war gone bad -- Afghanistan : reconciliation? -- Who lost Pakistan? -- Iran : between war and containment -- Iraq : the signal democracy -- The fading promise of the Arab spring -- The gathering storm -- The China challenge -- Conclusion: America, the pivotal nation.
    Notes: 
    Includes index.
    Summary: 
    Former State Department advisor for Afghanistan and Pakistan and author Vali Nasr delivers a sharp indictment of America's flawed foreign policy and outlines a new relationship with the Muslim world and with new players in the changing Middle East. Nasr argues that the Obama administration had a chance to improve its relations with the Middle East, but instead chose to pursue its predecessor's questionable strategies there. He reveals how the new government's fear of political backlash and the specter of terrorism crippled the efforts of diplomatic giants, like Richard Holbrooke and Hillary Clinton, to boost America's foundering credibility with world leaders. Meanwhile, the true economic threats, China and Russia, were quietly expanding their influence in the region. A second Arab Spring is brewing--not a hopeful clamor for democracy but rage at the United States for its foreign policy of drones and assassinations. Nasr offers a reassessment of American foreign policy that directs the country away from its failing relationships in the Middle East (such as with Saudi Arabia) toward more productive, and less costly, partnerships with other foreign allies (such as Turkey).--Excerpted from publisher.
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