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By S. Akbarzadeh

ISBN-10: 023011959X

ISBN-13: 9780230119598

ISBN-10: 1349294691

ISBN-13: 9781349294695

Barack Obama has confronted many demanding situations in reversing U.S. coverage at the heart East. This ebook highlights issues of resistance to Obama's efforts concerning U.S. international coverage and what classes could be realized from this event for the rest of his presidency and his power moment time period in place of work.

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23 Shortly before Iraq’s national elections in March 2010, the Saudis invited their preferred Iraqi leader, the secularist former prime minister Ayad Allawi, to a meeting with King Abdullah that was widely reported in the regional news media. Allawi’s coalition subsequently won a small plurality of seats in parliament; if he succeeds in forming 42 Thom a s W. S. military drawdown continues. 24 Energy Policy The issue here is not the price of oil; the Saudis were embarrassed when they were unable to control the price surge that roiled the global oil markets in 2008 because they want the price of oil to remain within reach of consumers.

In the language of diplomacy, that amounted to a promise by the United States to let the Saudis manage their internal affairs without interference, restoring the status quo ante Bush’s policy. S au di A r a bi a : A C on t r ov e r s i a l Pa r t n e r s h i p 35 The communiqué said that the two leaders: renewed our personal friendship and that between our nations. In our meeting we agreed that momentous changes in the world call on us to forge a new relationship between our two countries—a strengthened partnership that builds on our past partnership, meets today’s challenges, and embraces the opportunities our nations will face in the next sixty years.

1. 21. John Duke Anthony, comments at media briefing, Washington, DC, December 22, 2009. S au di A r a bi a : A C on t r ov e r s i a l Pa r t n e r s h i p 51 22. For a summary of the issues on this subject, see Blanchard, “Saudi Arabia,” June 14, 2010, 30–33. 23. General David Petraeus, remarks at International Institute of Strategic Studies (IISS) Manama Dialogue, Bahrain, December 13, 2009. 24. storyId=126019749. (Accessed 1 November 2010). 25. com/articles/2009/08/17/dont _be_crude. (Accessed 1 November 2010).

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