In the Shadow of Failure: Obama’s Quest for Constructive Engagement

As Barack Obama completes his first year in office, he faces challenges that will test his considerable political skills to the very limit. While many voted for Obama because was able to project an image of calm competence that was notably lacking in both John McCain and George W. Bush, the Wall Street crisis and […]

An Assessment of Obama’s First Year

It is, of course, still too early after one year to evaluate the foreign policy or the presidency of Barack Obama.  That said preliminary analysis illuminates both the best and the worst about American culture and the foreign policy that flows from it.