Obama's Post-Election Syria Policy Is Unlikely to Change, but It Should
Saab, Bilal Y., The Christian Science Monitor
Before the election, several domestic factors and strategic concerns constrained President Obamas action on the Syria crisis. Fears that missteps (really, any steps) would become political fodder for Republicans and the feelings of war-weary voters conspired against a more forceful US strategy for Syria.
Now that Mr. Obama has won reelection, his administration will have fewer worries about the domestic political consequences of foreign policy decisions in his second term. But the strategic concerns about foreign intervention in Syria remain. Obama is not likely to suddenly overhaul his Syria policy, but he should.
Obamas policy of staying the course or kicking the …
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Publication information: Article title: Obama's Post-Election Syria Policy Is Unlikely to Change, but It Should. Contributors: Saab, Bilal Y. - Author. Newspaper title: The Christian Science Monitor. Publication date: November 14, 2012. Page number: Not available. © 2009 The Christian Science Publishing Society. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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