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Dangerous DoctrineHow Obama's Grand Strategy Weakened America$
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Robert G. Kaufman

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780813167206

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2016

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813167206.001.0001

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The Obama Doctrine and International Relations Theory

The Obama Doctrine and International Relations Theory

(p.27) 2 The Obama Doctrine and International Relations Theory
Dangerous Doctrine

Robert G. Kaufman

University Press of Kentucky

This Chapter compares and contrast the Obama Doctrine with neorealism, classical realism, liberal internationalism, and moral democratic realism. It argues that President Obama’s approach combines elements of neorealism with some of the main staples of liberal internationalism, achieving a unique synthesis.

Keywords:   realism, idealism, moral democratic realism, declinism, liberal internationalism, classical realism

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