Page of

The Post- 9/11 Period: The Emergence of Offensive Liberalism

The Post- 9/11 Period: The Emergence of Offensive Liberalism

Chapter:
(p.186) 8 The Post- 9/11 Period: The Emergence of Offensive Liberalism
Source:
Grand Strategy from Truman to Trump
Author(s):
Benjamin MillerZiv Rubinovitz
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226735153.003.0009

This chapter focuses on the argument that the combined effect of US hegemony and the post-9/11 rising threat led to a major change in the grand strategy. This strategy focused on the democratization of Iraq as a critical step toward the spread of democracy all over the Middle East. Offensive liberals expected that such a regime change—even if done unilaterally by hegemonic resort to force—would supposedly take care of the security threats of large-scale terrorism and the proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction. The chapter—in accordance with the focus of the book—analyzes the sources of the strategy change, while discussing only very briefly its consequences, including the effects of the Iraq intervention.

Keywords:   Weapons of Mass Destruction, Middle East, hegemony, George W Bush Jr.

Sign In

Copyright © 2021. All rights reserved.
Privacy Policy and Legal Notice