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Obama Doctrine

Kerry-Catured: The Parting Shot

Saad Khan | Posted 12.28.2016 | World
Saad Khan

United States Secretary of State John Kerry is desperate to leave behind a relatively commendable legacy. At the fag-end of his tenure and riding high...

Is The World Waiting For Bana Alabed To Die?

Saad Khan | Posted 11.30.2016 | World
Saad Khan

So this is what the world has come to. Some in the global media are apparently anticipating the death of a seven-year-old Syrian girl, Bana Alabed, wh...

From Cairo to Goldberg

James Zogby | Posted 04.30.2016 | Politics
James Zogby

The recent article in "The Atlantic" was disappointing in that it presents a portrait of a President who appears to have given up trying to deliver on the promise of his 2009 Cairo speech. He has resigned himself to an "unfixable" Middle East and "thrown in the towel", blaming the Arabs for this failure.

A President Clinton or Trump Would Be More Alike Than Different on Foreign Policy

Daniel Wagner | Posted 04.29.2016 | Politics
Daniel Wagner

The American public has had enough of wars, doesn't know what to believe when politicians speak, and is more interested in taking care of things at home. This is not likely to change when the next president takes office, and Clinton and Trump know it.

Trump on Foreign Policy

George Friedman | Posted 04.28.2016 | Politics
George Friedman

Following his victories in this week's primaries, Donald Trump provided the first systematic view of his foreign policy. Given that there is a reasona...

Chris Christie: Obama Has Done 'Some Pretty Stupid S**t' Around The World

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 12.04.2015 | Politics

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) accused President Barack Obama of making foreign policy decisions without thinking about larger consequences and sa...

Why Is Iran's Military Doctrine Defensive?

Milad Jokar | Posted 06.15.2016 | World
Milad Jokar

The political capital invested by the Obama administration and the Rouhani government gives us good reasons to be not only "cautiously optimistic" but "optimistic" regarding the Iranian nuclear crisis.

No Strategy, No Doctrine, No Organizing Principle?

D. Robert Worley | Posted 09.07.2016 | Politics
D. Robert Worley

When crises emerge, critics charge that Obama should act more quickly and more aggressively, or they argue that no US interests are involved and the US should decline any intervention. Headlines often claim that the administration has no strategy, no doctrine, or no organizing principle. But for those who study the field, Obama's is an easily recognizable strategy.

The Obama Tactic

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.11.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The American public isn't exactly strongly supportive of Obama's foreign policy right now, but one thing the public really doesn't support is getting involved with any of the various conflicts raging over there. We are still -- again, according to the polls -- a pretty war-weary nation.

As Obama Considers Iraq Strike, White House Spokesman Fumbles Anti-Genocide Doctrine

The Huffington Post | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 08.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In 2011, the White House issued a presidential study directive that states: "Preventing mass atrocities and genocide is a core national ...

Why Obama's Foreign Policy Is So Unpopular (Hint: It's Not His Realism)

Lionel Beehner | Posted 08.24.2014 | Politics
Lionel Beehner

Never before in the history of the United States has there been such a yawning gap between the rhetoric of American power and its application abroad.

Time for America's Middle East Allies to Forge Their Own Destinies

Sarwar Kashmeri | Posted 08.24.2014 | Politics
Sarwar Kashmeri

The United States should use the 300 soldiers who are on their way to Iraq to stiffen its allies spines and to generate collective action to fight the forces of evil now set loose in the Middle East. America can help with this endeavor, but the heavy lifting must be the responsibility of America's Middle East Allies.

The Three-War Doctrine

John Feffer | Posted 07.16.2014 | Politics
John Feffer

If the War Party wins in 2016, all bets are off. We will prepare to fight in the Eurasian heartland, the South China Sea, and the resource-rich lands of Africa -- because if we don't fight them there, we'll have to fight them here. Just when it seemed like we were about to give peace a chance, the United States will suddenly revert to a three-war doctrine.

Explaining America's New Place in the World

Charles J. Reid, Jr. | Posted 04.27.2014 | Politics
Charles J. Reid, Jr.

I believe that President Obama is probably handling world events about as well as they can be handled. He seems to have a good feel for American public opinion. And he appreciates the complexity of the global order.

A Good Week for Diplomacy

James Zogby | Posted 11.28.2013 | Politics
James Zogby

A few writers saw Obama's speech at the General Assembly as an effort to craft an "Obama Doctrine." In fact, it was anything but a new "doctrine." Instead of framing hard fast answers, the President asked tough questions.

The Obama Doctrine And The Judgment Of History

Joseph Loconte, Ph.D. | Posted 07.28.2013 | Religion
Joseph Loconte, Ph.D.

President Obama appears ready to declare an end to America's war on radical Islam. Yet the jihadists remain at war with us. In time, we will learn whether the Obama Doctrine puts the United States, and her allies, on the winning side of this epic conflict.

Dumb and Dumber: Obama's 'Smart Power' Foreign Policy Not Smart at All

John Feffer | Posted 11.06.2012 | World
John Feffer

The president's foreign policy has certainly been "smart" from a domestic political point of view. The president has effectively removed foreign policy as a Republican talking point. But in its actual effects overseas, it has been anything but smart.

Both Sides Now: More War? U.S. in Iran, Syria, Afghanistan

HuffPost Radio | Posted 03.05.2012 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpg Huffington-Matalin debate U.S. military policy in Iran, Syria and Afghanistan after a decade of costly failures. Do war whoops resemble pre-Vietnam, pre-Iraq? And did St. Rick jump the shark by being so stridently anti-contraception and college?

Dabbling in the Arab World

Kevin Bunkley | Posted 10.24.2011 | Politics
Kevin Bunkley

It is possible that President Obama is reverting back to a new version of Wilsonian diplomacy in order to let the Arab world sort itself out, instead of directly affecting the outcome with U.S. intervention.

A Gilded Affair with Something AWOL

Lynn Forester de Rothschild | Posted 09.04.2011 | UK
Lynn Forester de Rothschild

The Ronald Reagan Centennial Banquet on Monday night at Guild Hall was a glorious celebration. And yet, for this American, there was one glaring problem. It seemed so small, so wrong, so characteristic of the Obama Administration.

Both Sides Now: Economy vs. Obama? GOP Goldwaterized? Afghan Porridge Right?

HuffPost Radio | Posted 06.26.2011 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2010-06-28-bothsides_pull.jpgHilary Rosen and Kellyanne Conway disagree about how heavy the economic albatross will be politically and whether the GOP fringe will taint its nominee. Did President 'Aiken' just declare victory and come home?

No-Drama Obama Is Also No-Doctrine Obama

John Feffer | Posted 06.12.2011 | World
John Feffer

When it comes to Barack Obama, political zoologists remain undecided whether he is a new kind of political animal and if his foreign policy represents a unique departure from the same old, same old.

The Reagan and Obama "Doctrines" vs. the State Department

Allan Gerson | Posted 06.06.2011 | World
Allan Gerson

In considering the response of President Obama and the State Department to the Libya crisis, immediate parallels to Ronald Reagan's Grenada experience come to mind.

The Assad Doctrine vs. the Obama Doctrine

Raghida Dergham | Posted 06.04.2011 | World
Raghida Dergham

While the Obama doctrine is currently the focal point of a debate taking place among its proponents and critics, the Assad doctrine reveals two possibilities: that the space afforded for the debate is of a military and security nature.

Is Obama Really George W. Bush?

Aaron David Miller | Posted 06.04.2011 | World
Aaron David Miller

Has Barack Obama become George W. Bush on foreign policy? If the President doesn't catch a break on Libya, he may well be on a glide path to regime change.