Shadow Government

The Big Ask and a Hand Across the Aisle: How Obama’s SOTU Speech Helped Bring The U.S. Closer to a Trade Deal Breakthrough

A central truth in trade legislation is that nothing happens without a strong push by the president. There are few more contentious issues you face ...

Shadow Government

Obama’s Main Stage Moment in India

President Barack Obama’s impending visit to India comes at an opportune time; he will arrive in New Delhi to take part in India’s Republic Day ...

The Cable

Do You ‘C’ Any Typos in Tout for Book by Obama PolitiCal Chief?

Obama political advisor David Axelrod is trying to promote his new book. He might want to have a long conversation with his publicist.

Shadow Government

Will the National Security Strategy Answer the Questions SOTU Left Hanging?

From the foreign policy point of view, State of the Union addresses are painful affairs. They rarely focus on foreign policy or national security and, ...

The Cable

Watch (and Read) Live: The State of the Union

Watch the State of the Union speech live and read the transcript of the prepared remarks.

Shadow Government

The Obama Legacy and the Next Two Years

Is Obama’s foreign-policy legacy anything worth crowing about?


Can Obama Get a GOP Congress to Play Ball on His Foreign Policy Priorities?

Can President Obama get a GOP Congress to play ball on his foreign-policy priorities?

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