By Darrell Ezell

The US's once-enthusiastic dedication to revive reliable family with the Muslim international has faded significantly on the grounds that Obama's 2009 Cairo speech. This e-book tackles Washington's lagging engagement with the Muslim global and offers a roadmap for the way the USA can use public international relations to re-engage it.

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June 2005—US image improves slightly, although still negative in most places; anti-Americanism is becoming increasingly entrenched. June 2006—Little progress—in fact, some backsliding, even though the public of the world concurred with the Americans on many global problems. 38 In its polling of ten predominantly Muslim countries, each openly expressed their discontent with the United States. The 2007 report stated that: Not only is there worldwide support for a withdrawal of US troops from Iraq, but there also is considerable opposition to US and NATO operations in Afghanistan .

This narrow partisan vision, however, lost momentum and failed to attract many to “the politics of doomsday,” forcing what would become the NCR to restructure itself.

22 Since building relations with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and recognizing the State of Israel in 1948, the United States got involved itself in a growing catastrophe. Both its foreign policy and strategic interests in the Middle East translated themselves into what is interpreted as an awkward form of communication by both US allies and Engaging the Muslim World 23 foes alike throughout the Muslim world. 24 Each concern is shaped out of an acute awareness by Muslims that the United States since World War II has become a dominant power in the Middle East and that its foreign policy is essentially crafted remote from the many aspirations and perspectives of nonelite Muslims in the region.

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