Vol 2 No 2 (2019): Volume 2, Issue 2, Year 2019
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American strategy towards Iraq in Obama's second term between fixed and variable (2013-2016)

Khalid Hashim Mohammed
Political analyst at the Iraqi Center for Strategic Studies in Jordan
Published May 16, 2019
Keywords
  • American strategy,
  • Obama,
  • Iraq,
  • Obama administration,
  • US administration
How to Cite
Mohammed, K. H. (2019). American strategy towards Iraq in Obama’s second term between fixed and variable (2013-2016). Asian Journal of Interdisciplinary Research, 2(2), 19-32. https://doi.org/10.34256/ajir1923

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Abstract

The Obama administration repeated that its promise to withdraw from Iraq on time was one of its most important achievements in the first presidential term. In fact, this withdrawal was within a broader and broader context that began to emerge in Obama's second term: withdrawal from the Middle East, In the so-called Asia "Rebalance", but the growing international chaos and the explosion of many crises in the face of the US administration such as the Syrian crisis and Iraq, especially after the so-called Arab Spring revolutions, cast a shadow over the region, and turning Iraq from the success story of the Obama administration and a benchmark for its achievements in foreign policy, a story Failure and a standard of confusion in foreign policy, and critics of the Obama administration, the American withdrawal "arbitrary" created a vacuum in Iraq filled by the opponents of the United States and lose control, or at least affect the course of the arena, both at the level of local players or regional.

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