Following the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, U.S. foreign policy was driven by the imperative to intervene in the Middle East, which is considered the cradle of international terrorism, to export democracy and provide security. This doctrine led to a military intervention in Iraq to remove Saddam Hussein and his Baathist regime and establish liberal values as a first step of a democratic project for the whole region. At that time, the administration of then U.S. President George W. Bush seemed to have no choice but to rely on its military superiority to rehabilitate Baghdad in its new liberal role as a strategic partner against terrorist threats. Today, 15 years after the Iraqi occupation, it is clear that the U.S. strategy of exporting democracy has not produced effective results.
Continua a leggere l’articolo di Valeria Giannotta, Visiting Professor de “Il Nodo di Gordio” su Daily Sabah: https://www.dailysabah.com/op-ed/2018/04/17/failed-us-policy-in-middle-east-by-exporting-democracy-manu-militari
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