March 27, 2014

President Obama's Foreign Policy Paradox

Robert Kagan, Washington Post

The Associated Press

A majority of Americans may not want to intervene in Syria, do anything serious about Iran or care what happens in Afghanistan, Iraq, Egypt or Ukraine. They may prefer a minimalist foreign policy in which the United States no longer plays a leading role in the world and leaves others to deal with their own miserable problems. They may want a more narrowly self-interested American policy. In short, they may want what Obama so far has been giving them. But they’re not proud of it, and they’re not grateful to him for giving them what they want.

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TAGGED: United States, United States Administration, U.S. Foreign Policy, Barack Obama

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