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Mahlouly, Dounia and Al Saud, Abdullah (2018) 'Trump’s Foreign Policy in the Middle East: Conspiratorialism in the Arab Media Sphere.' In: Happer, Catherine, Hoskins, Andrew and Merrin, William, (eds.), Trump's Media War. Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 241-256.

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This chapter explores how president Trump’s discourse on foreign policy and global security is reported in the MENA region. We identify how Trumps’ allegedly alternative approach to foreign policy impacted on the geopolitical concerns of US allies in the Middle East. Simultaneously, we examine how his relationship with well-established allies as well as his administration’s positions on global security have been reported in the Arab press by investigating a sample extracted from different Arab media outlets including Al Ahram, Al Jazeera and Al Arabiya. Through policy and discourse analysis of Trump’s official and tweeted pronouncements, we evaluate to what extent Trump’s policy is regarded as consistent with his presidential campaign, and how these are perceived in Middle Eastern media and in wider international media ecologies.

Item Type: Book Chapters
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > Interdisciplinary Studies > Centre for Global Media and Communications
ISBN: 9783319940687
Copyright Statement: © The Author(s) 2019. This is the version of the chapter accepted for publication in Trump’s Media War published by Palgrave McMillan
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Date Deposited: 04 Jun 2019 07:17

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