October 2013
New Republic;10/7/2013, Vol. 244 Issue 16, p32
The article looks at U.S. foreign policy under President Barack Obama as of October 2013. Topics include Obama's attempt to draw support for a U.S. military strike in Syria in response to Syrian president Bashar Assad's use of chemical weapons, his failed efforts to promote an Israeli-Palestinian agreement during his first term in office, and his handling of the Afghan war. The author suggests that Obama's democratic idealism sometimes interferes with his political pragmatism.


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