Tag Archives: Middle East

Obama’s Apparent Weakness in Foreign Policy: Syria

1 Sep
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I don’t think anyone can state that President Obama has done a good, or even a mediocre, job at his handling of the Syrian crisis.  I actually wished he went back to his great rhetorical speech-abilities and very intangible concepts.  There’s a lot more nuance than action in foreign policy, and, in my opinion, he has done a horrible job in this respect.  I never liked that he said that there was a “red line” (CBS News, PBS) in which he backed himself into a corner.  When it comes to domestic issues, I want a candidate/public official to be specific; however, when foreign policy is concerned, then ambiguities need to be ‘established’ so that a framework can be built in which all parties concerned have a face-saving option. Continue reading

Why you should(n’t) concern yourself with the 2016 election

14 Jul

This will be one of those times in which I want you to do as I say, not as I do. Continue reading

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