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The Second Term FP Team

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In Robert Farley
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On November 16, 2012
The President is never entirely free to choose his foreign policy team, but Obama has a great deal of latitude for the second term: The upshot is that the Obama administration begins its second term with much greater foreign policy freedom of action, whether in domestic, strategic, or bureaucratic terms. If Obama wants to follow […]

The Imaginary Paul Ryan

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In Robert Farley
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On August 14, 2012
It’s not hard to derive an Imaginary Foreign Policy Paul Ryan. I suspect that David Brooks is already hard at work creating the Paul Ryan that He Wishes, rather than paying any attention to the Paul Ryan that Is, but it’s worthwhile to get ahead of the game and do some pre-bunking: The imaginary Paul […]
I thought that Jon Chait’s long article on leftist disappointment with Democratic Presidents was interesting, but that it succeeded in identification of such discontent without making much effort to explain it. David Atkins has a nice response with two potential explanations, first the unwillingness/inability of the last three Democratic Presidents to break from the evidently […]

War is Peace

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On June 22, 2011

Report: 10,000 Troops Leaving Afghanistan This Year Kerry and McCain United Behind the Mysteriously Urgent Libya Mission Iraq Violence Intensifies as Talks Continue on U.S. Troop Presence In principle

Libya and the WPA

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In General
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On June 18, 2011
I’ve essentially become resigned to executive branch domination of foreign policy — the only thing that can stop it is for Congress to actually assert its prerogatives, and there’s no reason to believe it will do so.    Still, the DOJ lawyers were right: the idea that the attacks on Libya don’t require congressional authorization is […]
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