The Obama Administration


Gary J. Bass, "Unvarnished Conclusions After Covering, and Uncovering, the White House," New York Times, January 12, 2009

National Public Radio, "Obama Inherits Wars, Poverty and Crises Abroad," Interview with David Sanger, 13 January 2009

Barack Obama’s Inaugural Address, New York Times, 20 January 2009

Transcript of Hisham Melhem's interview with President Obama on Al Arabiya TV, 27 January 2009

America’s Strategic Posture: The Final Report of the Congressional Commission on the Strategic Posture of the United States, William J. Perry, Chairman, James R. Schlesinger, Vice-chairman (Washington, DC: US Institute of Peace, 2009)

Remarks by President Obama at Cairo University, "A New Beginning," 4 June 2009

Remarks by President Obama at D-Day 65th Anniversary Ceremony, Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial, Normandy, France, 5 June 2009

US, National Security Council, National Strategy for Countering Biological Threats, November 2009

Gabor Steingart, "Obama's Nice Guy Act Gets Him Nowhere on the World Stage," Der Spiegel, 23 November 2009

Remarks by President Obama in Address to the Nation on the Way Forward in Afghanistan and Pakistan, Eisenhower Hall Theatre, United States Military Academy at West Point, West Point, New York, 1 December 2009

Foreign Policy Passport, "U.S. isolationism at a 40-year high," 3 December 2009

Pew Research Center for the People & the Press, "U.S. Seen as Less Important, China as More Powerful: Isolationist Sentiment Surges to Four-Decade High," 3 December 2009

Peter Baker, "How Obama Came to Plan for ‘Surge’ in Afghanistan," New York Times, 5 December 2009

Robert Mackey, "‘Just War’ Theory and Afghanistan," New York Times, 10 December 2009

Remarks by President Obama at the Acceptance of the Nobel Peace Prize, Oslo City Hall, Oslo, Norway, 10 December 2009

David E. Sanger, "Huge Deficits May Alter U.S. Politics and Global Power," New York Times, 1 February 2010

David E. Sanger and Peter Baker, "New Security Strategy Focuses on Managing Threats," New York Times, 27 May 2010

US, National Security Council, "National Security Strategy," May 2010

Stephen Daggett, "Costs of Major U.S. Wars," US, Congressional Research Service, June 29, 2010

Elisabeth Bumiller, "The War: A Trillion Can Be Cheap," New York Times, 24 July 2010

David Shorr, "The National Security Strategy -- A Biased Content Analysis," TPM Cafe, 27 May 2010

The Heritage Foundation, "Explaining the Obama National Security Strategy," 28 May 2010

Spencer Ackerman, "America’s Global Outlook, at an ‘Inflection Point’: A Q&A With the Author of the National Security Strategy," The Washington Independent, 28 May 2010

H-Diplo | ISSF, Roundtable on Liberal Internationalism, Volume II, No. 4 (2011)

Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates Speech, As Delivered by Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates, West Point, NY, Friday, February 25, 2011

Project on Defense Alternatives, "The Pentagon and Deficit Reduction: FY-2012 Budget Retains Exceptional Level of Defense Spending," PDA Briefing Memo #47, 1 March 2011

President Obama, "Remarks by the President on the Situation in Libya," East Room, The White House, Washington, DC, 18 March 2011

President Obama, "Remarks by the President on Libya," Tryp Convention Brasil 21 Center, Brasilia, Brazil

Pew Research Center, Global Attitudes Project, "Obama’s Challenge in the Muslim World: Arab Spring Fails to Improve U.S. Image," 17 May 2011

World Bank, Global Development Horizons 2011, Multipolarity: The New Global Economy, Washington, DC, May 2011

Remarks of President Barack Obama--As Prepared for Delivery--"A Moment of Opportunity", U.S. Department of State, May 19, 2011

Joshua Goldstein, "Think Again: War," Foreign Policy, September/October 2011

Richard Wike, "From Hyperpower to Declining Power: Changing Global Perceptions of the U.S. in the Post-Sept. 11 Era," Pew Global Attitudes Project, September 7, 2011

Richard Johnson, "Graphic: Mapping a superpower-sized military," National Post, 1 November 2011

Institute for Economics and Peace, "Economic Consequences of War on the U.S. Economy," 2011

US, Department of Defense, Annual Report to Congress: Military and Security Developments Involving the People’s Republic of China 2012, May 2012, Washinghton, D.C.

Peggy Garvin, "The US Cost of the Afghan War: FY2002-FY2013," Center for Strategic & International Studies, 14 May 2012

Jo Becker and Scott Shane, "Secret ‘Kill List’ Proves a Test of Obama’s Principles and Will," New York Times, 29 May 2012

Remarks by President Obama at the National Defense University, National Defense University, Fort McNair, Washington, D.C., 23 May 2013

Mark Landler and Mark Mazzetti, "For Obama’s Global Vision, Daunting Problems," New York Times, 24 May 2013