Professor Rob Singh's new book published in May: Barack Obama's Post-American Foreign Policy: The Limits of Engagement
Robert Kagan (Senior Fellow in Foreign Policy, the Brookings Institution, and author of The World America Made):
'Dr. Singh's critique of Obama's foreign policy is sober, balanced, scholarly, and engagingly written. At a time when assessments of the Obama administration in the U.S. are colored by partisanship, perhaps it takes a keen foreign observer to provide some genuine insight.'
Professor Colin Dueck (George Mason University, Washington DC):
'Outstanding. This is the single best book to grasp and assess the international priorities and overall foreign policy record of the Obama administration. Rather than simply taking for granted the superiority of the president's distinctive foreign policy approach, Singh subjects it to a genuinely sophisticated, nuanced, and critical analysis. He finds that Obama has transformed US foreign policy much less than might have been expected, and that an emphasis on diplomatic engagement has run up against its own limitations. Systematic, intelligent, and thoroughly convincing.'
Professor Michael Cox (Co-Director IDEAS, London School of Economics and Political Science):
'Rob Singh has once more thrown the proverbial cat amongst the liberal, and indeed even some conservative, pigeons in his stimulating new book on Obama's foreign policy. His carefully argued thesis - that Obama is seeking to do the impossible by trying to manage American decline while preserving US primacy - is certainly a challenging and original one that will hopefully generate for once a serious open debate about the future of world order in what some are now prematurely calling a post-American world. Another original contribution from one of the great contrarians of the US foreign policy community.'
Professor Robert J. Lieber (Georgetown University):
'An incisive, lucid, and original work. Robert Singh deftly rebuts the conventional wisdom, avoids the platitudes that so often afflict treatments of the subject, and identifies surprising continuities with the Bush era. This is the best book yet written on the Obama foreign policy.'
Gary J. Schmitt (Co-director, Marilyn Ware Center for Security Studies, American Enterprise Institute):
'Good books make you think anew your own assumptions—and Rob Singh’s Barack Obama’s Post-American Foreign Policy does that in spades. A scholar of American statecraft but not a partisan to its execution, Professor Singh offers a rich, sometimes biting but always judicious, account of how the realities of the world and American politics have pulled and pushed the Obama administration into following its predecessor’s policies far more than its political opponents, the world, or even Mr. Obama himself ever expected.'
Thomas Donnelly, Co-Director, Marilyn Ware Center for Security Studies, American Enterprise institute, USA: 'Rob Singh has two big things exactly right: Barack Obama's hope to transform American foreign policy is truly audacious, but his struggle against past American strategic culture and habits of international leadership is, at best, incomplete. And he offers not just an analysis of the story to date, but a way to understand what a second Obama term would mean.'