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  • Obama and the Middle East, round two 

    Authors:Tschirgi, Dan
    Publisher and Date:(2013)
    After years of diplomatic inertia, the seemingly endless Palestinian-Israeli "peace process" was given a new lease on life by the Obama Administration in the summer of 2013. Despite Washington's expressed desire during Obama's first term to "pivot" U.S. foreign policy toward Asia, the revived peace process, along with the Syrian crisis, Iran, and the "Arab Spring" combined to keep Washington focused on its longstanding traditional concerns in the Middle East. Unlike earlier periods, however, ...