"If there is an Obama doctrine emerging, it is one much more realpolitik than his predecessor’s, focused on relations with traditional great powers and relegating issues like human rights and democracy to second-tier concerns. He has generated much more good will around the world after years of tension with Mr. Bush, and yet he does not seem to have strong personal friendships with many world leaders.
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Stephen G. Rademaker, a former official in the George W. Bush administration , said: “For a president coming out of the liberal wing of the Democratic Party, it’s remarkable how much he has pursued a great power strategy. It’s almost Kissingerian. It’s not very sentimental. Issues of human rights do not loom large in his foreign policy, and issues of democracy promotion, he’s been almost dismissive of.”
13 April 2010
Barack Obama "almost Kissingerian"
BALTIMORE Intressant analys i New York Times om hur Barack Obama formar sin utrikespolitik och vad han fokuserar på. Citat: