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An African Cheer for the Obama Doctrine

Sub-Saharan Africa in the 21st century faces one great opportunity and two great dangers. And American foreign policy will profoundly affect each.

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The Decline of Freedom and the Obama Doctrine

In every year of Mr. Obama’s presidency, without exception, the cause of freedom has been in retreat around the world.

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Debating How to Defend Ourselves

If Gitmo is “contrary to who we are,” to borrow Obama’s language, if EITs “caused immeasurable damage to the United States’ public standing,” to quote the Senate report, then what exactly is a drone war that metes out punishment based on guilt by association and amounts to execution without trial?

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State of the Incoherent Foreign Policy

Ian Bremmer’s Superpower provides a different perspective to Obama’s description of his incoherent foreign policy in his final State of the Union Address.

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Putin Cleans Obama’s Clock

With American planes bombing Islamic State targets and Russian planes bombing the non-Islamic State targets, we are now supporting Putin’s aggression in Syria by eliminating all Sunni Arab opponents of the Assad regime.

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A Terrorism Speech that Will Live in Infamy

Instead of reassuring the American people in a moment of crisis, the President’s languid and banal remarks were a scolding exercise in misdirection and meaninglessness

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Obama vs. Obama

Commentators have devoted lots of print comparing President Barack Obama to other presidents. But on foreign policy, let’s judge the president by placing his record against his own measuring stick.

Mr. Obama’s Recruitment Strategy for ISIL

A Christian approach to the human catastrophe of the Syrian refugee crisis—partially instigated and immeasurably worsened by Mr. Obama’s floundering foreign policy—must reject legislation rooted in fear, bigotry, and nativism. We need a mature debate about how to respond with prudence and compassion to this crisis. Yet we also have an obligation to expose the intellectually and morally bankrupt arguments that cascade unceasingly from the mouth of this president.

Between a Rock & a Hard Place: Alternative Foreign Policy Options in Syria

Given that Obama’s strategy is incoherent and will not work at achieving a specific goal, whether that goal is stopping ISIS or removing Assad, American voters should consider the three alternative options proposed at Brookings on November 16.

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