Exploiting Obama’s Foreign Policy Retreat

In his recent Wall Street Journal opinion piece (paywall), AICGS Trustee Dr. Josef Joffe highlights recent developments in international security to argue that American foreign policy has suffered greatly under President Barack Obama. Leading a substantive tour of these blunders from Russia’s tactful acquisition of Edward Snowden’s remaining secrets to concessions on drone strikes in Pakistan, the “reset” with Russia on European missile defense, and beyond, Dr. Joffe characterizes America as “turning into a huge medium-power, like an XXL France,” but he ultimately reminds us that it is crucial for everyone, including the president, to acknowledge that “America remains one of indispensable nations in world affairs.”

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Josef Joffe

Die Zeit

Josef Joffe is the Editor of Die Zeit and previously served on AICGS' Board of Trustees.