Obama's First Year (Spring 2010)

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    Middle East Scorecard

    Lee Smith Spring 2010
    iF: What inspired the title of your new book, The Strong Horse: Power, Politics, and the Clash of Arab Civilizations ? LS: The title comes...

    Hope Over Experience With Syria

    Matthew RJ Brodsky Spring 2010
    Barack Obama's victory in America's presidential election was greeted with more than a little relief in Damascus. This victory was seen as an affirmation...

    Waiting for Reform: Arab Citizens and Obama

    Hayri Abaza Spring 2010
    After one year in office, the Barack Obama administration has started to delineate more clearly its policies towards the Arab world. The George W....

    America’s Domestic Security Nightmare

    Alyssa A. Lappen Spring 2010
    On January 7, 2010, in the wake of the Fort Hood massacre and the attempted Christmas Day passenger jet bombing, President Barack Obama appeared...

    American-European Relations

    Anya Hosain and Barak M. Seener Spring 2010
    During the presidential campaign, Barack Obama positioned himself as a strong proponent of diplomatic engagement. He pledged to work with Europe to solve international...

    The Left’s War Against the Military on Campus

    Patrick X. Coyle Spring 2010
    On January 6, students at Stanford Law School received an email from Professor George Fisher (and signed by other faculty members) discouraging them from...

    Measuring Obama’s Environmental Record

    David Jenkins Spring 2010
    The League of Conservation Voters (LCV), recently released its Presidential Report Card, giving President Obama a B+ on his first year in office. Ironically,...

    How to Lose Friends and Influence Nobody

    Mustafa Abul Mahasen Spring 2010
    Iran is expanding its influence in the Middle East at the expense of the United States. The reasons for America's decline are obvious: While...

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