All the President's Blunders

President Obama’s foreign policy failures—Iran, Syria, Russia—aren’t accidents. They’re rooted in flawed theories and misguided judgments.


President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry at the UN General Assembly in New York on September 28, 2015. Russian Presidential Press and Information Office/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images.
President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry at the UN General Assembly in New York on September 28, 2015. Russian Presidential Press and Information Office/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images.
Last Word
Dec. 23 2015
About the author

Michael Doran, a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute and the author of Ike’s Gamble: America’s Rise to Dominance in the Middle East (2016), is a former deputy assistant secretary of defense and a former senior director of the National Security Council. He tweets @doranimated.


Many thanks to Dennis Ross and Leon Aron for their comments on “Our Man in Moscow.” They’re greatly appreciated.

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