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Obama’s Foreign Policy: The Limits of Diplomacy and Persuasion


Obama promised much before his election. Has his foreign policy delivered?

It is too soon to declare President Obama’s foreign policy a failure, but it is clear that the American public, international foreign policy elites and world leaders are increasingly sceptical about his ability to deliver on his foreign policy goals. He entered the White House in January 2009 with a remarkable vision for change and a broad electoral base that cut across ethnic divides, gender, class and generation. International support for US global leadership also

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Lisa Aronsson

Visiting Fellow, Atlantic Council / Research Fellow, Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies

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