Despite His Claims, Obama Was Not A Realist On Russia, Syria, And Libya

March 12, 2016

President Obama, in the twilight of his career, did what every US President is expected to do, give a legacy defending interview. He defended his primary foreign policy ideas including the Syrian inaction, the inability to deal with the Ukrainian crisis, the Iraq fiasco and Russian revanchism while describing himself as a Realist. Obama does […]

Aurangzeb, Putin, Realism and a Lesson from History

March 7, 2016

How a medieval Indian emperor explains today’s ruler of Russia Vladimir Putin is apparently an enigma, who plays chess when others play checkers, who deals with foreign policy and domestic policy just as smoothly and aggressively as a Judoka‚Äôs natural mix of brute force and finesse. His inner circle is closed and cocooned, no one […]