How did Obama's foreign policy encourage the rise of ISIS?

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How did Obama's foreign policy encourage the rise of ISIS?

Type: Master thesis
Title: How did Obama's foreign policy encourage the rise of ISIS?
Author: Guilhem-Ducleon, Erwin
Issue Date: 2017-08-31
Keywords: ISIS Obama US Foreign Policy
Abstract: The goal of this paper is to assess US policy toward the Syrian civil war. Above all, it will seek to show how the Obama foreign policy has contributed to the rise of ISIS in Syria. It will argue that the Obama administration lost an opportunity to promote democracy, which in turn could have played more into US hands. This thesis looks at the relationship between the US and its allies, and also seek to explain the reason behind US intervention in Libya, and the US stance during the uprising in Egypt. As such this paper mainly focus on the Arab Spring and the US response. It concludes that the Obama Foreign policy toward Syria was a failure, as it did not safeguard US interests, rather the contrary. Its inaction has fuelled resentment in a country marked by the violence of its regime, paving the way for ISIS rise and continuation for the decades to come to be the epicentre of global terrorism.
Supervisor: Gawthorpe, Andrew J.
Faculty: Faculty of Humanities
Department: International Relations (Master)
Specialisation: International Studies
ECTS Credits: 15
Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/52569
 

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