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    • Online ISBN: 9781316529607
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Barack Obama's foreign policy has failed but the American strategic mind has not yet closed. In After Obama, Robert Singh examines how and why US influence has weakened and contributed to the erosion of the world America made, endangering international order and liberal values. A well-intentioned but naive strategy of engagement has encouraged US adversaries such as Russia, China and Iran to assert themselves while allowing Western alliances to fray. But, challenging claims of an inevitable American decline, Singh argues that US leadership is a matter of will as much as wallet. Despite partisan polarization at home and the rise of the rest abroad, Washington can renew American leadership and, through a New American Internationalism, pave a path to the restoration of global order. Timely and provocative, the book offers a powerful critique of the Obama Doctrine and a call for strategic resolution in place of 'leading from behind'.

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'With After Obama, Robert Singh has met a real need by providing a concise and clearly written volume, suitable for a variety of college courses, that presents a thorough and balanced critique of President Obama’s foreign policy. After Obama should also win a wide readership among foreign policy specialists and extend its appeal beyond academia to a considerable lay audience.'

Michael Kort - Boston University

'Singh delivers a deeply informed critique of the Obama foreign policy, its logic and consequences. The work offers a searing indictment of those policies, but it is carefully substantiated and the author’s own viewpoint, as a foreign friend of America assessing its strategy with deep and sympathetic concern, considerably mitigates what those prone to disagree might otherwise attempt to paint as a partisan critique.'

Robert J. Lieber - Georgetown University, and author of Retreat and Its Consequences: American Foreign Policy and the Problem of World Order (Cambridge, 2016)

‘After Obama is the intellectual cold shower needed after more than a decade of strategically incoherent behavior on the part of the United States. Witty and sure-footed in his command of history, American politics and international affairs, Robert Singh offers a concise account of the hole Washington has dug for itself and the steps necessary for America to regain its position of global leadership.’

Gary Schmitt - Director, Marilyn Ware Center for Security Studies, American Enterprise Institute

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