President Obama’s Foreign Policy – A Bit More

March 13, 2016

I wrote President Obama’s Foreign Policy on March 12. The piece focuses on Jeffrey Goldberg’s The Obama Doctrine, written for The Atlantic last week.

The Atlantic has two essays which amount to reviews of The Obama Doctrine. Barack Obama’s Revolution in Foreign Policy was written by Niall Ferguson, a Professor of History at Harvard. The End of the U.S.-Dominated Order in the Middle East was written by Martin Indyk, who works at the Brookings Institution and served as Ambassador to Israel under both Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush.

The taglines for the two pieces tell all. Professor Ferguson’s is “When you think you’re the smartest person in the room, it’s tempting to make up your own grand strategy.” And Ambassador Indyk’s? “Obama has prioritized global goals over regional ones.”

I won’t say more, for anyone who read / reads President Obama’s Foreign Policy knows where I end up. I do recommend my piece—duh!—and The Obama Doctrine for sure. As for the two published reviews, “we provide / you decide.”

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