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By S. Akbarzadeh

Barack Obama has confronted many demanding situations in reversing U.S. coverage at the center East. This booklet highlights issues of resistance to Obama's efforts concerning U.S. overseas coverage and what classes can be discovered from this event for the rest of his presidency and his capability moment time period in place of work.

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These will include military presence, diplomatic activism, and, above all, persistence. The shared interests between the two countries across a wide array of issues might make for a strong relationship, if both countries choose to pursue it. As one observer noted, Our shared interests in energy security and water scarcity issues will build ties between experts. American civil society will be engaged in promoting educational, cultural and scientific exchanges that will bring direct benefit to Iraq’s reconstruction and development, and will expose more Americans to Iraqi talent.

37 It may be, as General Petraeus has suggested, that rivalries among the Gulf region’s leaders, and within Gulf countries, inhibit the development of a comprehensive multilateral strategy. S. S. ”38 Conclusion The Obama administration’s vision for the future of the alliance may become clearer with the publication of its National Security Strategy. S. Senate would refuse to ratify a treaty commitment to such a controversial partner. More likely it is a continuation of an ad hoc relationship with which both countries have grown comfortable, regardless of the specific issues before them.

For example, the Bush administration surmised that Iraq’s neighbors would accept, if not welcome, a new political order in the country and that international support for Iraq could be mobilized once the combat phase wound down. In consequence, the administration (acting on the doctrine of preemption) chose not to undertake the painstaking efforts to build a diplomatic consensus in the UN and among key allies prior to military action that President George H. W. Bush and his secretary of state, James Baker, did in 1990.

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