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Counter-Terrorism from the Obama Administration to President Trump

Caught in the Fait Accompli War


  • Provides a cutting-edge comparative analysis of the Obama and Trump administration’s respective approaches to national security and counter-terrorism

  • Includes interviews with Rosa Brooks of Georgetown University Law Center and a diplomat from a NATO ally

  • Discusses Michael Glennon’s theory of “Double Government” and a security directorate in an attempt to predict the outlines of President Trump’s national security policies


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Donna G. Starr-Deelen
    Pages 1-17
  3. Donna G. Starr-Deelen
    Pages 19-26
  4. Donna G. Starr-Deelen
    Pages 27-31
  5. Donna G. Starr-Deelen
    Pages 33-54
  6. Donna G. Starr-Deelen
    Pages 55-70
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 71-77

About this book


Following up on Donna Starr-Deelen's previous book Presidential Policies on Terrorism: From Ronald Reagan to Barack Obama (Palgrave, 2014), this book compares and contrasts the approach of the Obama administration with the Trump administration regarding national security and counter-terrorism. It provides an overview of counter-terrorism in the Obama era and then moves to the rise of ISIS and the Syrian civil war, ending with an analysis of the new Trump administration's national security policies.


Homeland Security law enforcement war on terror ISIS Bush Administration Abu Musab al-Zarqawi Syrian civil war H.R. McMaster James Comey Trump Administration Obama Administration

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Independent ConsultantKensington, MDUSA

About the authors

Donna G. Starr-Deelen is an Independent Scholar based in the US. She holds a JD from the University of San Diego School of Law, USA, an LLM in International and Comparative Law from Georgetown University Law Center, USA, and a PhD in Peace Studies from the University of Bradford, UK. 

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