Obama Seeks to Reassure Anxious Asians on “Rebalance”

by Jim Lobe* As he embarks Tuesday on a major trip through East Asia, U.S. President Barack Obama will be focused on reassuring anxious — albeit sometimes annoying — allies that Washington remains determined to deepen its commitment to the… Continue Reading  

2013: Obama Rising

by Robert E. Hunter The consensus in Washington is that President Barak Obama had a bad year in 2013.  Indeed, the Washington Post selected him as the person who had the worst year. The problem with a “consensus,” of course,… Continue Reading  

Obama’s Subtle Message To Israel: You’re Not My Top Priority Anymore

by Mitchell Plitnick All was not as it seemed during President Barack Obama’s appearances in Jerusalem and Ramallah, where he addressed audiences of Israelis and Palestinians. On the surface, it looked like Obama was swearing fealty to Israel, and pledging… Continue Reading