May 18, 2014

Quietly, Obama Makes Two Crucial Shifts

Nikolas Gvosdev, World Politics Review

The Associated Press

While most Americans have been absorbed over the past month in the usual medley of celebrity scandals, from Donald Sterling’s racist comments to Jay Z’s family troubles, the Obama administration has quietly hinted at two changes in its approach to U.S. foreign policy that, if followed to their logical conclusion, signal a major reorientation in how Washington plans to conduct international affairs.

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TAGGED: China, Barack Obama

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