United State's during Barack Obama's presidency

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“President Barack Obama’s foreign policy has focused on achieving strategic aims, but it has been bedevilled by inconsistent implementation and harried by tactical politics. As a president, Obama has addressed and delivered successes in the five central goals he outlined as a candidate in 2008.

The strongest criticism against changes in US foreign policy under the two Obama administrations has come from those who benefitted from the status quo. This is particularly true in the Middle East, where despite strong pressure President Obama has thus far avoided entangling the United States in new large-scale wars.

While Europe was treated largely with disinterest during the first Obama administration, Russia’s actions have served as a reminder that the US has deep security commitments in Europe which every president must uphold. Moreover, Obama’s emphasis on the need for an economic alliance in the form of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is a reminder that the transatlantic relationship is viewed as central in the 21st century. “

Charly Salonius-Pasternak, FIIA Briefing Paper 185, October 2015.

 

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01/20/2009
First inauguration of Barack Obama

03/17/2011
Practicing progressive pragmatism: Charting Barack Obama's course for U.S. foreign policy

01/21/2013
Carving out his place in history: What challenges will Barack Obama tackle in his second term?
09/20/2013

Obama's Climate Policy: Addressing climate change through executive actions

02/03/2015
The US Congress and decision-making on war: Debates on war powers in the separation of powers system
04/24/2015

The role of the Baltic region for the United States: An analysis of U.S. presidential rhetoric from the Reagan years to today

10/26/2015
Obama's Foreign Policy:

01/20/2017
End of Barack Obama's term
01/20/2017

End of Barack Obama's term

11/06/2012

Barack Obama re-elected

01/20/2009

First inauguration of Barack Obama