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January 29, 2015  

Man on Fire: Obama Sets Up Rebound From Foreign-Policy Missteps

In his penultimate year in office, President Obama is a man on fire, snatching every bit of legacy he can get from a Republican-controlled Congress that has him marked for ignominy.

Republicans were quick to dispute the great strides on the domestic front the president laid claim to in his Jan. 20 State of the Union address, and were especially critical of his administration’s foreign-policy agenda. Nothing new here.

What is new is Obama’s clear intention to rebound from foreign-policy missteps with a hands-on approach to deal making and deal closing that has netted him two impressive deals this year—Cuba and, as of yesterday, India.

Is Obama truly on the foreign-policy rebound? Diplomatic scholar, historian, attorney and prolific author Dr. Gerald Horne answers the question comprehensively. Horne is the John J. and Rebecca Moores chair of history and African American studies at the University of Houston.

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