Ortadoğu Etütleri, cilt.8, ss.4-25, 2016 (Diğer Kurumların Hakemli Dergileri)
This study focuses on the Obama’s Syrian policy. It explaines the changing policy of US administration towards Syrian crisis by considering Obama’s Middle East politics and Arab demonstrations. In this context, Obama’s appraocah to Syrian crisis can be evaluated in three different terms: The first term was started with Syrian uprsings in March and lasted until August 2011. The discourse of Obama in this term was ‘encouracing Assad for political reform’. The second term was started with regime change discourse in August 2011 and lasted until 2013 August. Obama’s avoiding from military intervention against chemical attack by Assad regime was the basic implication of changing his policy. Emerging of ISIL was a groundwork for Obama to develop a new policy for counter strategy. All changes in Obama’s policy towards Syrian crisis implies a strategic absence in his approach.