Weeks away from the midterm elections, campaigns are working overtime trying to convince voters; and republicans are trying simultaneously to pin and denounce Obama. Most notably, Kentucky Democratic Candidate Alison Grimes had a commercial saying: “I am not Barack Obama.” Historically, midterms are less successful for the party in theContinue Reading

Speaking to troops in Tampa, FL; President Obama emphasized: “I want to be clear. The American forces that have been deployed to Iraq do not and will not have a combat mission.” With growing international pressure and mounting Congressional demands for a cogent strategy toward the Islamic State of IraqContinue Reading

Our columnist dissects and defends Obama’s strategy against ISIS With the recent announcement of President Obama’s strategy on the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), congressional Republicans have been quick to question its ‘credibility and comprehensiveness’. Others akin to Robert Kagan question Obama’s aversion to conflict. What many seemContinue Reading

This week, President Obama traveled to Israel for the first time since he assumed office in 2009. He met with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu—who only recently finally succeeded in organizing a shaky post-election coalition government—and the chairman of the Palestinian National Authority, Mahmoud Abbas. Obama articulated in measured terms variousContinue Reading