US dominance in the post-Cold War world order was disrupted by the 9/11 terrorist attacks. This laid the groundwork for revising US Middle East policy mechanisms, tools, and emphases in terms of regional implementation, based on the politicalideological beliefs and approaches of neoconservatives. The unilateral and practically contradictory policy of "The Vulcans", proponents of imperialist and "pro-Likudnik" tendencies that embraced a global “war on terror” and promotion of democracy through hard power, failed in post-war Iraq's reconstruction period and was severely criticized. However, despite all this, the principles of neoconservatism remain viable as an expression of "American exceptionalism", manifesting itself predominantly in the Middle East.
Վ. Լ. Ավագյան
Հ. Խ. Նաջարյան
Л. А. Ханларян
Հովսեփյան, Լևոն Հովհաննիսյան, Արծրուն