Magazine article Foreign Affairs

Recent Books: The United States: The Long Game: How Obama Defied Washington and Redefined America's Role in the World

Magazine article Foreign Affairs

Recent Books: The United States: The Long Game: How Obama Defied Washington and Redefined America's Role in the World

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Recent Books: The United States: The Long Game: How Obama Defied Washington and Redefined America's Role in the World BY DEREK CHOLLET. PublicAffairs, 2016, 288 pp.

The essence of U.S. President Barack Obama's grand strategy, writes Chollet, a former Obama administration official, can be expressed as a checklist: "balance, sustainability, restraint, precision, patience, fallibility, skepticism, and [American] exceptionalism." This list, he argues, represents a distinctive and enduring legacy that historians will praise and that future presidents should heed. When it comes to assessing the administration's foreign policy track record, Chollet's verdict is more measured. He gives high marks to both phases of Obama's approach to Russia (the "reset" and "the bear roars back") and lauds the Iran nuclear agreement. …

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