The Illusion of Control

Garvey, John
December 2014
Commonweal;12/10/2014, Vol. 141 Issue 16, p6
The article discusses the factors that influence a political leader's decision-making. Topics discussed include the role of politicians' desire for power and control in the emergence of political and civil conflicts around the world, comparison of the use of force with the use of compassion in terms of achieving national and international security and the deeper meaning of U.S. President Barack Obama's cautiousness when it comes to engaging in international intervention and military actions.


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