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Current History (2018) 117 (802): 304–309.
Published: 01 November 2018
... unemployment underemployment part-time work unions immigration workers employers Donald Trump trade tariffs Barack Obama Great Depression 304 [G]iven paltry real wages and the soul-crushing and skill-devaluing experience of long-term unemployment, fewer Americans are working at all. The...
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Current History (2017) 116 (789): 136–141.
Published: 01 April 2017
... Pakistan Taliban Haqqani Network al-Qaeda Osama bin Laden NATO United States Tribal Areas Balochistan Jamiat-e Islami-yi Afghanistan General Zia ul Haq George Bush Barack Obama 136 Unless the United States rights its policies with respect to Pakistan, it has no hope of bringing...
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Current History (2017) 116 (786): 10–16.
Published: 01 January 2017
... 2008, Barack Obama held out the prom-ise of a post-post-9/11 foreign policy through which the United States would leave its obsession with terrorism behind and begin to focus on an array of other transnational challenges, such as nuclear proliferation and climate change, that demanded its attention...
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Current History (2017) 116 (786): 3–9.
Published: 01 January 2017
... Boyle Barack Obama United States foreign policy Syria Russia NATO China South China Sea Libya Islamic State al-Qaeda Middle East Iraq drones For most of the Petroleum Age, and even as recently as ten years ago, the politics of en-ergy were largely governed by the assump- tion that...
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Current History (2017) 116 (786): 35–37.
Published: 01 January 2017
... Menon genocide humanitarian intervention Universal Declaration Human Rights Syria Aleppo Rwanda Libya al-Qaddafi Barack Obama global norms PERSPECTIVE Does an international community exist? Up to a point. Certainly, world politics cannot be reduced to a ceaseless Hobbes- ian rivalry...
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Current History (2016) 115 (785): 337–342.
Published: 01 December 2016
... civil war Islamic State Barack Obama Russia Vladimir Putin Bashar al-Assad Turkey Libya Iraq Iran Middle East 337 The single most important external factor in the Syrian war s trajectory was the set of foreign policy beliefs Obama held well before the first shot was fired. The...
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Current History (2016) 115 (782): 203–208.
Published: 01 September 2016
... University of California Mark Beeson China South China Sea Philippines Vietnam Japan Australia United States maritime law Barack Obama Xi Jinping ASEAN nationalism United Nations Convention Law Sea How times change. Only a few years ago the East Asian region was known primarily...
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Current History (2016) 115 (781): 169–174.
Published: 01 May 2016
... Adrienne LeBas Africa Burkina Faso Kenya Zambia term limits political parties elections democracy Barack Obama 169 Executives are able to act with impunity because there is no strong, organized opposition to challenge entrenched incumbents and push them toward a genuine political opening...
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Current History (2016) 115 (780): 136–143.
Published: 01 April 2016
... elections Hamid Karzai Ashraf Ghani Abdullah Abdullah Barack Obama Pakistan George Bush Taliban Mullah Omar al-Qaeda Islamic State China 136 What divides Afghans more than ethnicity or ideology is an unwillingness to share power and a winner-takes-all approach to politics. Afghanistan...
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Current History (2016) 115 (778): 75–76.
Published: 01 February 2016
... California Michael Shifter Cuba Latin America Barack Obama Fidel Castro Raul Havana boycott trade normalization diplomatic relations Cold War PERSPECTIVE For over five decades, no issue so sharp-ly divided the United States from Latin America and the Caribbean as Washington s...
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Current History (2016) 115 (777): 3–9.
Published: 01 January 2016
... China India United States United Nations Framework Convention Climate Change Kyoto Protocol carbon emissions greenhouse gas Barack Obama Clean Power Plan Climate change has finally come of age politically. Before the recently concluded Paris negotiations, the issue was not ripe for...
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Current History (2016) 115 (777): 17–22.
Published: 01 January 2016
... gay foreign policy Barack Obama Hillary Clinton Uganda United Nations Human Rights Council evangelicals 17 It is premature to gauge the full impact of the developed West s effort to sell gay rights to the developing world, but the early returns are not auspicious . . . The Troubled...
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Current History (2015) 114 (769): 73–76.
Published: 01 February 2015
... University of California Ted Henken Archibald Ritter Cuba embargo US barack Obama raul castro prisoner exchange bloqueo auto-bloqueo technology telecom embassy deal growth economy centralization socialism perfect self-employed private sector small-enterprise paquete black...
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Current History (2014) 113 (761): 123–124.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Daniel S. Hamilton The United States and Europe must rebalance their partnership in order to face the political, economic, and security challenges of the twenty-first century. Daniel Hamilton Obama barack transatlantic berlin wall Europe European union America U.S. United states...
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Current History (2013) 112 (756): 283–284.
Published: 01 October 2013
... Syria Vladimir Putin Barack Obama Saudi Arabia Qatar Egypt Turkey chemical weapons PERSPECTIVE In the latter part of 2012 and the beginning of 2013, the Russian-backed Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad appeared increasingly vulner- able and likely to fall to a domestic insurgency. Yet...
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Current History (2013) 112 (753): 152–154.
Published: 01 April 2013
... its interests and citizens from South Asia based terrorism with much lower foreign troop levels in Afghanistan anticipated after 2014. President Barack Obama has already given some indication of how he plans to pursue glob- al counterterrorism policy in his second term. Facing pressure over the...
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Current History (2013) 112 (753): 155–157.
Published: 01 April 2013
... War , Edited by Hy Rothstein and John Arquilla . Georgetown University Press , 2012 . © 2013 Current History. All rights reserved. 2013 The Regents of the University of California William Finan Afghanistan Al Qaeda Taliban Barack Obama book review Barnett Rubin Fred...
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Current History (2012) 111 (748): 299–304.
Published: 01 November 2012
... California David Lesch Syria intervention Libya Barack Obama Turkey Jordan Muammar el-Qaddafi Bashar al-Assad Russia China Iran 299 We have learned time and again in history that arming opposition forces, while improving their chances in the near term, can militarize and divide a...
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Current History (2012) 111 (748): 322–324.
Published: 01 November 2012
... responsibility protect Libya Barack Obama mass atrocities Syria Libya Somalia Rwanda 322 PERSPECTIVE determining whether, when, where, and why to intervene to protect civilians caught in the crosshairs of war and vio- lence increasingly is guided by the responsibil- ity to protect (R2P). With the...
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Current History (2012) 111 (747): 281–283.
Published: 01 October 2012
... Russia reset China Barack Obama New START treaty Libya Syria Central Asia 281 PERSPECTIVE Eighteen months ago it appeared that US President Barack Obama was succeeding in improving relations with Moscow, a task that his two predecessors, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, failed to accomplish...