Action Not Words: Obama’s Opportunity to Transform U.S.-Muslim Relations
AbstractNewly inaugurated President and Nobel Peace Prize winner Barack Obama made his diplomatic debut promoting conflict transformation between the United States and the international Muslim community following eight years of U.S. militarized intervention in the Middle East. Since Obama demonstrated an acute knowledge of its necessity and the mechanisms for transforming the quality of relations, we evaluate whether his actions were consistent with his message. This article first maps the conflict relationship by examining public opinion to identify the roots of the bilateral conflict relationship. It then identifies mechanisms and policies implemented by Barack Obama to determine when and if they aligned with his conciliatory rhetoric. We determine that Obama’s legacy among the international Muslim community will be one of opportunity lost, as his administration ultimately failed to operationalize and institutionalize the promised program likely due to domestic and regional influences. View Full-Text
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Gardner, R. Action Not Words: Obama’s Opportunity to Transform U.S.-Muslim Relations. Soc. Sci. 2018, 7, 26.
Gardner R. Action Not Words: Obama’s Opportunity to Transform U.S.-Muslim Relations. Social Sciences. 2018; 7(2):26.Chicago/Turabian Style
Gardner, Ronald. 2018. "Action Not Words: Obama’s Opportunity to Transform U.S.-Muslim Relations." Soc. Sci. 7, no. 2: 26.
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