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Principle, rigor and execution matter in US foreign policy

George Friedman | 29 October 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Barack Obama, foreign policy, Henry Kissinger
Not since the end of the Cold War has the US had a president with a deep understanding of history.


The US has unfinished business in Ukraine and Iraq

George Friedman | 25 June 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Barack Obama, Dwight Eisenhower, Iraq, Ukraine
If Obama needs a role model, let him look to the subtle and experienced Dwight Eisenhower.


Explainer: do 97% of scientists fear global warming?

Michael Cook | 27 May 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Barack Obama, climate change, environment, John Kerry
How did they reach this figure without doing a poll?


Killing Americans abroad: has Obama’s policy changed?

Matthew Sussex | 18 February 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Barack Obama, drones, targeted assassination, USA
The ethics of execution without a trial need to be debated.


The selfie comes of age

Dan Hitchens | 12 December 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: Barack Obama, internet, selfie
Obama's selfie at Nelson Mandela's funeral creates an international stir.


The roots of the American shutdown

George Friedman | 09 October 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: Barack Obama, government shutdown, USA
The primary system has placed unyielding ideologues at the centre of US politics.


Foreign policy as finger-wagging

George Friedman | 18 September 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: Barack Obama, foreign policy, Russia, Syria
The Obama Administration's bumbling over Syria is due to its constant tension between ideology and strategy.


The reluctant general

George Friedman | 04 September 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: Barack Obama, Stratfor, Syria
The United States -- and the Syrian people -- is paying a big price for lack of strategic clarity.


Calling Obama’s bluff in Syria

George Friedman | 03 September 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: Barack Obama, foreign policy, Syria
The President's "red line" has apparently been crossed. But will intervention do any good?


Egypt’s generals have done what German generals should have done in 1933

Robert R. Reilly | 19 August 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: Barack Obama, Egypt, Muslim Brotherhood
The Obama administration is blinkered and naïve about the radical aims of the Muslim Brotherhood.


The rhetoric of morality in social policy

Sheila Liaugminas | 09 August 2013 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: Barack Obama, morality, morality and law, social policy
That heading requires a book instead of a post. But here goes…


Is America’s lawyer president lying to the world?

Robert Hutchinson | 04 July 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: Barack Obama, privacy, surveillance
Can we trust what the President is telling the public about the extent of NSA surveillance?


Redefining heroism

Babette Francis | 31 May 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: Barack Obama, same-sex marriage
Which calls for more courage: coming out of the closet, or dealing with the mess that's left behind?


IRS targeting scandal grows, among others

Sheila Liaugminas | 17 May 2013 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: Barack Obama, scandal
There is bi-partisan outrage over the widening scope of the revelation that the powerful Internal Revenue Service has been targeting groups said to be conservative for the past couple of years. But the IRS target list was much wider than that, and the agency’s treatment of these groups and citizens is both shocking and disturbing.


The President needs a history lesson

Robert R. Reilly | 30 April 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: abortion, Barack Obama, Planned Parenthood
The President's fulsome praise of Planned Parenthood ignores its shameful origin in racist eugenics.


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