Barack Obama

Review – Stamped from the Beginning

Cliff (Ubba) Kodero • Apr 3 2020 • Features
Ibram X. Kendi's book is a thought-provoking account of America's racial history and its impact on people of colour, providing a theorization of global anti-blackness.

Review – The Empty Throne: America’s Abdication of Global Leadership

Scott Lucas • Sep 10 2019 • Features
Daalder and Lindsay's book critiques the loss of US leadership under Trump but fails to break new ground or present a clear account of what leadership is or should be.

Interview – Tom Watts

E-International Relations • Jun 6 2019 • Features
Tom Watts discusses his research on security cooperation as an instrument of remote warfare, Obama's counterterrorism policies and life as an early-career scholar.

Interview – Gustav Meibauer

E-International Relations • Apr 23 2019 • Features
Postdoctoral Fellow, Gustav Meibauer, discusses the effectiveness of 'hybrid tools' of foreign policy, neoclassical realism, diversity within IR and teaching innovations.

Review – Becoming

Dipti Tamang • Mar 8 2019 • Features
Obama's account of her personal struggles growing up and as First Lady brings relevant questions of race and gender in US and international politics to the fore.

Review – America Abroad

Richard W. Coughlin • Aug 23 2018 • Features
Brooks and Wohlforth's book is a defense of deep engagement as a means to maintain a US-led international order but neglects the impact of domestic political issues.

Interview – William Schabas

E-International Relations • Dec 19 2017 • Features
Prof. William Schabas discusses his new book project, the ICC’s jurisdiction, its relationship with the United States and enthusiasm for international criminal justice.

Obama’s Bulwark against Torture: Will It Stop Trump?

Steven J. Barela • Mar 15 2017 • Articles
The Obama administration’s two-pronged approach of closing legal gaps and studying effective means of interrogation, in fact, helps illuminate the moral point at stake.

Reagan, Obama, and Israel: Historical Context, Uncomfortable Comparisons

Jonathan Sciarcon • Jan 19 2017 • Articles
Obama has treaded more lightly with Israel than Reagan and Bush. It is useful to compare recent events to periods of tension from 1981-1982 during Regan's presidency.

Donald Trump, the Middle East, and American Foreign Policy

Diego Pagliarulo • Jan 3 2017 • Articles
As they take office, the new US president, Donald Trump, and his national security staff should remember the key lessons learned in the Middle East by their predecessors.

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