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The Obama Doctrine: Responses
The Obama Doctrine: Responses
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Back to Normalcy

Obama’s America and Abe’s Japan: two countries trying to get “back to normalcy”—but from opposite directions.

The Obama Doctrine: Responses
Dilemmas of Power

A great power cannot retain credibility if it first speaks like Churchill then acts like Chamberlain.

The Obama Doctrine: Responses
A Mixed Record in the Middle East

President Obama laid out an ambitious vision for the U.S. in the Middle East. Time will tell whether his successes or failures will most define his legacy.

The Obama Doctrine: Responses
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The Dangers of Presidential Clarity

President Obama’s words will make the world a more dangerous place.

The Obama Doctrine: Responses
Less Mr. Spock, More Captain Kirk

President Obama’s cool logic was often a poor fit for a hot, messy world.

The Obama Doctrine: Responses
Striking a Balance

George W. Bush tried to do too much. Barack Obama has advocated doing too little.

The Obama Doctrine: Responses
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A Close Reading

If history is to continue to bend in the direction President Obama favors, it will need ongoing assistance from the United States.

The Obama Doctrine: Responses
Good Points and Bad Points

Flaws aside, Obama is in touch with an American electorate that is very skeptical about the wisdom of heavy involvement in the Middle East.

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Security of Supply

Not much, it turns out.

fighting the future

Some creative Italians have found a way to beat their country’s job-destroying Euro woes—and the powers that be have immediately organized to crush it.

the Supremes

A nuclear response would be necessary to save the Supreme Court as an institution.

Asia's Game of Thrones

More wages from Obama’s vaunted Pivot to Asia.

Golden State Blues

California’s high-end housing market is one of the most attractive for America’s rich. The market for starter homes? Not so much.

good causes & bad advocates

The organization’s reckless and misleading use of its imprimatur is poisonous for public debate.

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