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Obama and the Middle East: No We Can’t. / Krieg, Andreas.

In: Orient - German Journal for Politics, Economics and Culture of the Middle East, Vol. 58, No. 2, 2017, p. 7-14.

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Krieg, A 2017, 'Obama and the Middle East: No We Can’t', Orient - German Journal for Politics, Economics and Culture of the Middle East, vol. 58, no. 2, pp. 7-14.

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Krieg, A. (2017). Obama and the Middle East: No We Can’t. Orient - German Journal for Politics, Economics and Culture of the Middle East, 58(2), 7-14.

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Krieg A. Obama and the Middle East: No We Can’t. Orient - German Journal for Politics, Economics and Culture of the Middle East. 2017;58(2):7-14.

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Krieg, Andreas. / Obama and the Middle East: No We Can’t. In: Orient - German Journal for Politics, Economics and Culture of the Middle East. 2017 ; Vol. 58, No. 2. pp. 7-14.

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