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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 ...

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The Opportunity Obama Missed in the State of the Union

President Obama’s address showed he just isn’t that interested in governing.

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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, ...

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The Obama Legacy and the Next Two Years

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

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