4/2016 U.S. strategy in the Middle East: change of tactics, quit or defeat?

Authors: Anna Glazova, Irina Svistunova, Rafael Enikeev, Arsen Khizriev,
Publishing house: ………………………………. RISS
Pages: ……………………………………….. 24


U.S. military operation in Iraq and support of armed intervention in Libya that were supposed to promote the “democratization” of these countries, led them on the verge of collapse and forced U.S. President Barack Obama to change tactics and declare the refusal of the forceful interference in the affairs of Middle Eastern countries. This policy coupled with deterioration of relations between the United States and its key allies in the region, caused a wave of criticism from both the Republicans and Democrats.

The next White House administration will have to consider the failures of U.S. strategy in the Middle East that led to the growth in anti-American sentiment and the loss of Washington’s leadership in the region.