Obama's minimalist foreign policy

His fundamental insight is that very little in the Middle East ends up being a threat to America.

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United States President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama.
Gwynne Dyer
Published: Monday, 03/14/2016 12:00 am EDT
Last Updated: Tuesday, 03/15/2016 7:07 pm EDT

If the United States Congress had not imposed a two-term limit on the presidency in 1947 after Franklin D. Roosevelt’s record four electoral victories, US President Barack Obama would be a safe bet for a third term next November.

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