March 5, 2014

Of Course Obama's Resolve and Toughness Matter

Ross Douthat, New York Times

The Associated Press

The history of warfare and diplomacy is replete with cases where regimes have decided to gamble on a particular course — sometimes wisely, sometimes disastrously — because of their reading of a rival’s leader’s psychology, priorities, skills and sense of purpose.

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TAGGED: U.S. Foreign Policy, United States, Russia, Vladimir Putin, Crimea, Syria, Barack Obama

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