Comparing the Bush, Obama and Trump Foreign Policies: Continuity and Change in American Middle East Policy

Ari C. T.

in: Ultra-Nationalist Policies of Trumpand Reflections in the World, MİM KEMAL ÖKE, HANEFİ YAZICI, Editor, Peter Lang Publishing, Inc., Berlin, pp.45-72, 2020

  • Publication Type: Book Chapter / Chapter Research Book
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing, Inc.
  • City: Berlin
  • Page Numbers: pp.45-72
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes


In this study, I would try to set forth the American Foreign Policy toward the Middle East in terms of regional and global changes and the new approaches of the Trump Administration, which can be called realism and neo mercantilism which depends on “America first” strategy to focus on the maximization of America interest in all economic and political issues. In this framework, by discussing the region in a different context, I would like to explore and indicate the basic agenda and the objectives of American governments toward the Middle East and regional issues until the Trump administration analyzes the continuity and changes in American foreign policy.