Obama Doctrine

The Takeaway

The Obama Doctrine in Syria and Iran

Monday, February 27, 2012

After nine long years in Iraq and an ongoing, tenuous drawdown in Afghanistan, few politicians on either side of the aisle want to get involved in another war. These days, many inside and outside of the Beltway feel that the best way to deal with international conflicts is merely to provide the "seed money": given enough time and arms, the Syrians can oust Bashar al-Assad on their own; Israel can stop Iran from developing a nuclear weapon.

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Is There an Obama Doctrine on Foreign Policy?

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Libya was the test case for the un-Iraq. This was an effort to make the commitment at the beginning that there would be no American ground troops.

David Sanger, chief Washington correspondent for the New York Times, on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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The Takeaway

Arab Spring and the Obama Doctrine

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

President Barack Obama is a different leader than candidate Barack Obama. What remains difficult to discern is just how different both men are on matters of U.S. foreign policy. Critics to both the left and the right of the president have voiced frustration at the administration's obstinate refusal to state a foreign policy doctrine. Ryan Lizza, Washington correspondent for The New Yorker describes how recent events in the Middle East may be creating an Obama doctrine on its own.