Russia, China and the Islamic State: The Triple Challenge to U.S. Foreign Policy
This is not President Obama’s finest hour. He’s in the doghouse with Americans on the economy and other major domestic issues, and in the tank on foreign policy. His job-approval ratings are at their lowest since taking office six years ago—a whopping 58 percent giving a thumbs-down on his overall job performance, and only 35 percent approving, according to RealClearPolitics’ latest poll. Most industry-standard polls are showing similar numbers.
Obama’s often bewildering foreign policies are a main reason, and they continue to haunt him and his administration.
Leid Stories illustrates this point in our discussion today on the triple challenge to U.S. foreign policy—Russia, China and the Islamic State. Our guest, scholar and prolific author Dr. Gerald Horne, puts Obama’s foreign-policy crises in proper perspective.