Anne R. Pierce tells the fascinating story of Obama administration foreign policy and illustrates its disturbing consequences. Combining meticulous research with historical analysis, she documents the administration’s decisions and discusses its worldview. She shows that President Obama and Secretaries of State Clinton and Kerry expended more effort in improving relations with dictatorships than in strengthening ties with democracies or encouraging ideas of freedom. The result of downgrading American power and de-emphasizing American ideals is a more hostile, more oppressive world. A Perilous Path calls for renewal of our best foreign policy traditions, which emphasize “peace through strength” and human rights.
This thought-provoking book is a “must-read” for U.S. policymakers, media, academicians and citizens concerned about the current state of the world and interested in America’s proper role in the world. It provides vital information regarding Hillary Clinton’s tenure as Secretary of State, and a cautionary account of what we can expect from a Clinton presidency. Whoever becomes president, A Perilous Path offers a moral and strategic compass for the next administration’s foreign policy.