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Note From Abroad: Spaniards See A Toss Up

Bryan Galvan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Bryan Galvan

MADRID -- In the wake of the "Obamania" that followed the Illinois senator through the Middle East and Europe, it's surprising that many here still se...

How to Sell A Transformation

Bill Curry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Curry

If we want America to adopt a new strategy, we must lay it out in fearless detail. That means not spending most of a big speech, or a campaign, validating the false premises of the opposition.

The Media is Misframing Obama

Amitai Etzioni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Amitai Etzioni

Desperate to find some fault, the "balanced reporting" on a series of events that was clearly a major "one-sided" success, the media complained that Obama's speech in Berlin lacked specifics.

He Came, Trodded Gently, and Did Quite Well

James Zogby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Zogby

It is one thing to masterfully run a primary campaign, and quite another to travel to three of the world's hottest conflict zones, each with its own unique challenges.

Three American Freedom Speeches In Berlin

John Tomasic | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
John Tomasic

For anyone who hasn't surfed over yet, PrezVid has a great three-part line up of videos, a series of what what you could call "the American Freedom Sp...

Obama and the Taliban

Mark Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Levine

While sharing a similar ideology, al-Qa'eda and the Taliban are fundamentally distinct entities. It would behoove Sen. Obama, and his Republican counterpart, to explain exactly who the "Taliban" are they plan to fight.

McCain's Last Issue

Bob Burnett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Burnett

The presumptive Democratic nominee's world tour etablished that Obama has the gravitas to become President of the United States and neutralized McCain's national security credentials.

Obamavolk Prepare For Obama Blitz

Mayhill Fowler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Mayhill Fowler

Berlin is girding itself for up to a million spectators. The security cost to the city is closing on $500,000. And some Germans are already preparing not to like what Obama has to say.

"Ich bin ein Amerikaner"

Marty Kaplan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marty Kaplan

Both Obama and McCain have an opportunity to change the meaning, of what "I am an American" has come to signify around the world. For the sake of our national security, it can't come a moment too soon.

Tell Me Again, Why Is Obama Being Popular With Our Allies a Bad Thing?

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

At no point does the McCain campaign or anyone in the media point out what, exactly, is the danger to America if our closest allies actually, you know, don't hate us.

Obama's Grand Tour: The American Idoling of Empire?

Roberto Lovato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Roberto Lovato

While we can't expect Obama to account for the militarism of the U.S. government of his childhood, he must stop the militarism of the government he's preparing to lead as an adult.

Obama's Victory Speech in Berlin

Jacob Heilbrunn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jacob Heilbrunn

It's official: Barack Obama will speak in Berlin before the Victory Column in the Tiergarten with the Brandenburg Gate just down the road. So much for the controversy.

Obama's Foreign Trip: Yes, He Should

John Ridley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Ridley

The Right can't have it both ways on this one; they can't hector Obama about not traveling the world, then carp when he does. They certainly can't refer to a politician's travels as being political. That label is as obvious as it is inaccurate.

Anchors Away! (On Obama's Overseas Adventure)

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

There's no doubt that Obama makes news differently than McCain. But there's a difference between covering candidates equally and meticulously allotting them equal time and coverage.

Sam Stein

Obama's Iraq Trip: Lee Hamilton Offers Advice | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Lee Hamilton, the wise sage of Democratic foreign policy circles, offered a bit of advice for Barack Obama for his upcoming trip to Europe, Afghanista...

Europe is Obamaland: Senator's Remarkable Popularity Transcends Borders

Eric Margolis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eric Margolis

Barack Obama would win the international vote in a landslide. His emergence reinforces the widely held view abroad that the United States remains the world's most revolutionary, dynamic nation.

Barack Obama and Soft Power

Joseph Nye | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph Nye

It is difficult to think of any single act that would do more to restore America's soft power than the election of Obama to the presidency.

Obama Holds First Committee Meeting Before Petraeus Hearing

Political Radar | Byron Wolf | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Everyone is billing the David Petraeus/Ryan Crocker hearings tomorrow as the foreign policy tryout to the American people. But Sen. Barack Obama, D-Il...

Presidential Candidates Are Hot Topic Around The World

Wall Street Journal | DAVID LUHNOW, JOHN W. MILLER and SARAH CHILDRESS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

For America's presidential candidates, the global electoral map is looking as divided as the domestic one. When foreigners look at the three contende...

Where In The Word Was Obama?

Iowa Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

"I think that if you'd speak to people who aren't running against him and asked them about his grasp, his knowledge, of the world, they would say it's...