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dc.contributor.authorGüney, A.en_US
dc.contributor.authorGökcan, F.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-08T10:00:37Z
dc.date.available2016-02-08T10:00:37Z
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.issn1465-0045
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11693/22476
dc.description.abstractThis article aims at analysing how the September 11 terrorist attacks have caused the formation of a new geopolitical vision of an area called the 'Greater Middle East' and how this formation has led to changes in US foreign policy towards this region. To do that, the article first presents a theoretical background against which the modern geopolitical imagination of the USA is formulated. It considers the links between national traumas/myths, geopolitical codes and visions, and foreign policy actions. The article then applies this analysis to the case of the Greater Middle East with respect to how this imagined geography shapes the foreign and security policy of the USA. It concludes that even though this imagined region has been presented in texts as justifying US-led policies with liberal underpinnings, it has in reality laid the ground for and been used for justifying US extra-territorial intervention in the region. © Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.en_US
dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.source.titleGeopoliticsen_US
dc.relation.isversionofhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14650040903420370en_US
dc.subjectForeign policyen_US
dc.subjectGeopoliticsen_US
dc.subjectNational securityen_US
dc.subjectRegional securityen_US
dc.subjectTerrorismen_US
dc.subjectMiddle Easten_US
dc.subjectUnited Statesen_US
dc.titleThe 'greater middle east' as a 'modern' geopolitical imagination in American foreign policyen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.departmentDepartment of Political Science and Public Administrationen_US
dc.citation.spage22en_US
dc.citation.epage38en_US
dc.citation.volumeNumber15en_US
dc.citation.issueNumber1en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/14650040903420370en_US
dc.publisherRoutledgeen_US
dc.identifier.eissn1557-3028


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