Tag Archives: President Barack Obama

The Missing Piece in UN Sustainable Development Goals

As Obama travels to Africa, it's a reminder of how people and communities need to play a bigger role in the UN's Sustainable Development Goals.

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View from India: Going Beyond Bonhomie

A Modi-Obama summit provides an opportunity for an all-encompassing look at geopolitics and geoeconomics across the region and beyond. This option should not be foreclosed by concentrating on the smaller items, says one Indian analyst.

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Midterm Elections: US Politics Still Thrives on Fear

Voting is almost over in the US’s 2014 midterm elections, with pollsters predicting a good night for Republicans.

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Obama’s New Strategy Still Misses ISIS’ Weakest Link

President Obama’s strategy to fight ISIS has the cautious support of majority of Americans. But some of America’s overseas allies are showing skepticism about the new strategy. Here are two opinions of Australian and Turkish analysts.

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Immigration Reforms: What Obama Can Do If Congress Fails?

While Congress has repeatedly tried and failed to reform our immigration laws over the past 10 years, Congress—along with successive presidential administrations—has nonetheless succeeded in escalating the enforcement of the existing broken laws. President Obama can still do much more administratively to make immigration enforcement more rational and humane while Congress delays.

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Middle East Upheavals And US Policy

The United States will not be able to dictate or control events in the Middle East, but many in the region still examine what the United States says and does very closely. Most of its key governments take active steps to shape the trajectory of U.S. policy. The United States should make the most of these diplomatic engagements to craft a wiser engagement policy that seeks to isolate and defeat extremist ideologies in the ongoing battle of ideas.

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Obama Out of Options as ISIS Surges in Iraq?

Obama has been forced to chose between courses of action which all seem likely to end badly, and this is the legacy of the American decision to invade and occupy Iraq in 2003. That is the original sin of American strategic miscalculation in the 21st century, and it will continue to define the terms of its engagement with the region for the foreseeable future.

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Facts About EPA’s Climate Protection Proposal

The polluters that profit from the status quo want to establish a simple narrative—that the carbon pollution reductions from power plants meant to slow climate change will cost jobs, raise electricity rates, and cause blackouts. These companies began a messaging campaign long ago equating carbon reduction to inevitable electricity rate hikes, yet many of them plan to raise rates anyway.

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Why Keep American Crude Oil at Home

Over the past five years, the United States has experienced an astounding energy transformation. We are producing more oil—and using less—due to advances in drilling technologies and more-efficient vehicles, as required under the modern fuel-economy standards developed by the Obama administration. The increase in domestic oil supply, combined with the decline in demand, has also led to a significant decrease …

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