By Derek Chollet. The Long Game: How Obama Defied Washington and Redefined America's Role in the World Kindle Edition...Authoritative and original, The Long Game is a controversial assessment of President Obama's foreign policy legacy. Too often, critical discussions concerning American foreign policy are divorced from the political reality in which leaders face choices and make decisions. Here, consummate White House insider Derek Chollet corrects common misperceptions to show how President Obama has done more to alter American foreign policy than any Democratic president since Kennedy. PublicAffairs (2016), English, 288 pages.
Ten years after 9/11 and three years into his presidency, President Obama was ready to shelve the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and shift his foreign-policy focus to bolstering the power of America's presence in the international community. his foreign-policy strategy was to be founded on economic strength and global authority—but history intruded. Instead, in the coming years, Syria disintegrated; ISIS emerged; Egypt, Ukraine, and post-Qaddafi Libya erupted. Russia has resurfaced as a military threat to Europe, and America has inexorably declined. The world order today is as complicated as it was at the end of the Cold War. President Obama is not to blame.
About the Author
Derek Chollet served the Obama Administration for six years at the White House, State Department and Pentagon, most recently as the U.S. Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs. Currently a counselor and senior adviser at The German Marshall Fund of the United States, his previous books include America Between the Wars: From 11/9 to 9/11 (coauthor with James Goldgeier) and The Unquiet American: Richard Holbrooke in the World (coeditor with Samantha Power).