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Foreign Policy Discourses of the Obama Years
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Chapter 1: Politics, Discourse, Policy Chapter 2: New President, New Discourse, New Policy? Chapter 3: Troop Increases in Afghanistan, Troop Withdrawal from Iraq-Is It All About Middle Eastern Policy? Chapter 4: Osama bin Laden and the Usefulness of an Iconic Adversary Chapter 5: Under Attack: Benghazi and the Responses Chapter 6: Speaking of Syria: How Discourse Can Get Away from an Administration Chapter 7: What It Takes to Intervene-Changes from 2013 to 2014 Conclusion: Not So Foreign, Not So New

About the Author

Melinda Kov cs is assistant professor of political science at Missouri Western State University.

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Kova cs' insightful book illuminates Obama-era foreign-policy discourses on a wide range of subjects, including Afghanistan, Benghazi, Iraq, ISIS, Russia, Ukraine, and Syria. Kova cs nimbly "biopsies" and dissects those bodies of discourse--in presidential speeches, partisan Congressional debates, mainstream media coverage, and even enemy propaganda--to explore a complex web of meaning that both enables and constrains U.S. foreign-policy action. Bismarck told us that "politics is the art of the possible, the attainable;" Kova cs shows us how foreign policy actions are made possible, and plausible, by the webs of words and meaning spun in the political sphere. Further, her work ably highlights how even the most carefully crafted discursive strategies can spin, or be spun, out of control--a phenomenon that takes on new urgency in our brave new world of fake news and impulsive presidential tweets. From "red lines" to headlines, this timely book artfully combines observation and interpretation to reveal key themes involving 21st-century U.S. global leadership and military interventionism.--Jonathan M. DiCicco, Canisius College Wittgenstein's lessons on logic return to haunt the US national state in Kov cs' crucial contribution to a critique of capitalist democracies.--Salvatore Engel-Dimauro, SUNY, New Paltz

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