Worldfocus contributing blogger Nina Hachigian writes that one unquestionable success of the Obama administration so far has been to turn the page on the failed Bush foreign policy framework, which clung to the belief that the linchpin of American security was for it to remain more powerful than all other countries by a huge, fixed margin.
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An aftershock hit Haiti as the country tries to recover from last week's 7.0 magnitude earthquake. Wednesday's aftershock registered a 5.9 magnitude, with an epicenter about 35 miles (60 kilometers) west-southwest of Port-au-Prince. Reports and blogs are coming from around the world on the crisis in Haiti and the global impact.
For part 2 of our "Obama and the World" series on the first year of Obama's foreign policy, we turn to Africa. Martin Savidge is joined by Sarjoh Bah, a senior fellow at New York University's Center on International Cooperation, and Emira Woods, co-director of the Foreign Policy in Focus program at the Institute of Policy Studies, to discuss American foreign policy and Africa.
For the next two weeks, we present "Obama and the World," an in-depth interview series that examines the first year of President Barack Obama's foreign policy. This week's four extended interviews address Iran, Africa, Israel-Palestine and Latin America. And next week we'll look at Afghanistan-Pakistan, China, Russia and the global economy.
Worldfocus blogger S. Azmat Hassan writes about the challenges facing the administration in 2010. Hassan argues tangible progress in Afghanistan, Pakistan and beyond will require hard work, patience and luck.
In an abrupt change of U.S. policy towards Sudan, the State Department announced today that it would pursue serious engagement with the Sudanese government. The action is intended to help ease humanitarian suffering in Darfur. Mahmood Mamdani discusses the current situation in Sudan and the Obama administration's policy shift.
Gabriel Schoenfeld of the Hudson Institute discusses the debate over troop increases in Afghanistan. Do you agree with Defense Secretary Robert Gates that those advising President Obama on Afghanistan war strategy should keep their opinions private? Tell us what you think.
The Obama administration is considering major foreign policy changes in the Middle East and Afghanistan. James Lindsay of the Council on Foreign Relations discusses shifting foreign policy. Is U.S. foreign policy headed in the right direction? Tell us what you think.
As a global recession continues to batter the West, China is celebrating its upcoming 60th birthday. A team of foreign policy experts from the rising Asian superpower is promoting their vision of world harmony.