Obama on a Roll
In the last month, there has been a flurry of foreign and security policy activities from the Obama administration. These were a nuclear arms deal with Russia, a revised U.S. nuclear strategy, the withholding of a report condemning China as a currency manipulator which opened up the possibility of China letting its currency strengthen, and most recently a nuclear summit in Washington that started with the Ukraine promising to get rid of its enriched uranium. So much for potential successes; the Israeli–U.S. relations are in dire straits. Iran is a ticking time bomb. The Afghan President might be a problem on par with the Taliban in the process of state (if not nation) building that has to parallel the military effort by the U.S. led forces.
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Quad Plus EU: A Viable Option for the Times?
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Towards a Sustainable Arctic: International Security, Climate Change and Green Shipping
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