Barack Obama, the hypercool realist?

by Chris Zappone

Stephen Walt writing in Foreign Policy reexamines the verdict on Barack Obama’s foreign policy. What he finds is a calculating intellectual that refuses to tip his hand or lose his cool.

Obama’s approach is causing more trouble for America’s various adversaries (and for some of its less cooperative allies) than it is causing the United States, and at a rather low cost to the United States itself.