Tag: Barack Obama

Foreign Policy in President Trump’s State of the Union

Donald Trump is a self-proclaimed “America First” president. Perhaps unsurprisingly, that has translated into a much stronger focus on domestic issues than foreign policy. This is not to say President Trump has no foreign policy,...

/ February 1, 2018

My president was good

There have been scores of black presidents in history. But America only had one. It will never have another like him. On the last day of Barack Obama’s presidency, I don’t look back embracing all...

/ January 19, 2017

Foreign policy in 4 years of State of the Union addresses

Syria – “Assad is on the way out… well, unless he’s not” 2012 (1 mention): “And in Syria, I have no doubt that the Assad regime will soon discover that the forces of change cannot...

/ January 21, 2015

What happened to repairing America’s image?

When Barack Obama took office in 2009, one of his foreign policy platforms was to repair America’s image abroad. Over the course of the last 5 years, however, the perception of the United States has taken...

/ October 24, 2013

How does America fit into the situation in Egypt?

This is the fourth post in a four-post series called Egypt: The Brotherhood, the Christians and the Americans. The first post lays out the major groups in Egypt. The second post looks at what’s next for...

/ August 22, 2013

Audio evidence from the Zimmerman trial for the death of Trayvon Martin

The trial of George Zimmerman, accused in the 2012 shooting death of Trayvon Martin, has once again lifted debates of race relations, gun policy and the legitimacy of state laws to the highest levels in...

/ July 22, 2013

Pakistan, baseball and Joe Biden

“Malala’s forgotten sisters” is a piece in Foreign Policy that made me want to go to Pakistan and do something, anything, about the abuse and forced marriages of the country’s daughters. Seventy percent of Pakistani girls are...

/ July 21, 2013