In today’s complex, tumultuous world of global affairs, perhaps nuance and patience aren’t assets for an American president.
Ambitious or ambivalent? Patient or plodding? Disingenuous or defensive? A close look at the intellectual inspiration of Barack Obama, America’s 44th president — and how his worldview has impacted the world.
This week on The E.R., Foreign Policy’s David Rothkopf, Rosa Brooks, and Kori Schake take a deep dive into the Rorschach-test president and the psyche behind the Obama doctrine with Jeffrey Goldberg of the Atlantic, inspired by Goldberg’s recent series of interviews with the president.
Rosa Brooks is a senior fellow at the New America Foundation and teaches international law, national security, and constitutional law at Georgetown University. Follow her on Twitter: @brooks_rosa.