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Entries by Leon T. Hadar from 01/2010

Good Morning, Yemen? The Mouse That Roared Was Funnier

| Posted 01.06.2010 | World

You want some American "attention." Circulate reports that there is an Al Qaeda in [fill the space] and before you know, Uncle Sam, shows up with a nice economic stimulus package and American GI's.

Obama's Measured Response to Terrorism: A Political Winner

| Posted 01.13.2010 | World

Obama could have been a political winner if, like in the case of terrorism, he had followed his own instincts on Afghanistan and resisted the pressure from the political right to deploy more troops.

The Populist Insurgency and Foreign Policy: Why Non-Interventionists are Marginalized?

| Posted 01.25.2010 | World

The White House's decision to pursue a Bush/neoconservative-Lite foreign policy makes it difficult for them to try to exploit populist sentiments by trying to project a less interventionist foreign policy.

Foreign Policy Absent From Obama's SOTU Speech

| Posted 01.28.2010 | World

A politically weakened Obama will probably not be able to count on the kind of Congressional and public support that he needs in order to accomplish any ambitious foreign policy project.