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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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Trouble in Brussels

After threatening Putin with new sanctions over Syria, European leaders discover they lack the political will to deliver.

The United States is now going to have to figure out how to help Venezuela avoid completely melting down, with the Venezuelan strongman still at the helm.

Fear the Airpocalypse

Companies are defying orders to cut back on air pollution.

Asia's Game of Thrones

Philippine officials sought to clarify Duterte’s comments on separating from the U.S., but the situation is still murky.

Reefer Madness

Is it Gary Johnson’s world? Not necessarily.


Rosneft CEO Igor Sechin thinks Moscow can add 4 million barrels per day in the coming years.

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