The Economist weighs in on the debate surrounding president Obama's diplomacy. Has he been clever, or weak? Does he have the strategy and the will to use force to fulfill his promises? The coming weeks, according to the Economist, may likely be his litmus test.
As the title implies, Vanity Fair provides a fascinating chronological look into the Bush administration through the personal accounts of domestic and foreign officials, and councilors to the President.
Journalist Bruce Stokes looks at foreign policy challenges facing President-elect Barack Obama, including the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and an American public that has "turned sharply against international engagement on a range of issues that American voters once supported and on which foreign publics expect action."
Peter Wehner systematically discredits allegations made by Bush critics and antiwar critics.Wehner examines and delegitimizes allegations that United States people were misled when convinced to enter the war in Iraq, the Bush administration pressured intelligence agencies, and Saddam posed a limited threat because weapons of mass destruction were never found.
In President Obama's upcoming counterterrorism speech, Robert Chesney and Matthew Waxman explain that the president should focus on three areas that his administration has not followed through in a serious way: closing Guantanamo, working with Congress to put forceful counterterrorism actions on sound legal footing, and making targeted killing more transparent.
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