A stagnant economy. Declining American influence. Dictators on the march abroad. And a more Republican Congress coming soon. Barack Obama is in big trouble. But it's never too late. Foreign Policy has a plan, 14 in fact, for how the president can find his mojo again.
David Remnick's The Bridge delivers fresh insights about Barack Obama's personal and political odyssey -- particularly when it comes to understanding the degree to which Obama is a product of New England's commitment to social and global reform.
Listen to Kenneth Roth, executive director of Human Rights Watch, discuss his recent Foreign Affairs article, "Empty Promises? Obama's Hesitant Embrace of Human Rights," with students as part of CFR's Academic Conference Call series.
Increasingly over the past year Mr Obama was portrayed overseas as weak, indecisive and ineffective. According to Gideon Rachman of FT, that is now likely to change - at least for a while - in the wake of the passage of healthcare reform.
Walter Russell Mead argues that Barack Obama might yet revolutionize America's foreign policy. But if he can't reconcile his inner Thomas Jefferson with his inner Woodrow Wilson, the 44th president could end up like No. 39.
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