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Obama's Syria legacy: Measured diplomacy, strategic explosion - BBC News

How did a man who took office espousing a new era of engagement with the world end up a spectator to this century's greatest humanitarian catastrophe? Barack Obama was not against using force to protect civilians. Yet he resisted, to the end, a ...and more »

More Americans feel Obama's presidency divided the country than brought it together - The Denver Post

US President Barack Obama listens to Vice President Joe Biden during a tribute to Biden at the White House in Washington, DC, on January 12, 2017. By The Associated Press. PUBLISHED: January 15, 2017 at 8:56 pm | UPDATED: February 1, 2017 at 10:34 am ...and more »

President Obama's Memorable Parting Words - The New Yorker

Politicians are always letting the public off the hook—it might be the most unforgivably dishonest thing they do. Obama was more candid. By George Packer. Illustration by Tom Bachtell. After eight years, few lines from Barack Obama's Presidential ...and more »

President Obama, who hoped to sow peace, instead led the nation in war - Los Angeles Times

Before he took office in 2008, Barack Obama vowed to end America's grueling conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. During his second term, he pledged to take the country off what he called a permanent war footing. “Our systematic effort to dismantle ...and more »

President Obama: A look back - CBS News

Five days before the inauguration of Donald Trump as our 45th president, we take a look back at our 44th president, Barack Obama. Our Cover Story is reported by Martha Teichner: “Because of what we did on this date in this election at this defining ...and more »

Farewell to Barack Obama: A humane, intelligent and (mostly) effective leader - Los Angeles Times

President Barack Obama laughs with Vice President Joe Biden during a ceremony in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington on Jan. 12. (Susan Walsh / Associated Press). It's a cliché that definitive judgments of a presidency take time to ...and more »

Obama leaves complicated legacy in Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria - PBS NewsHour

President Obama came into office with a desire to wind down America's wars overseas. Today the Middle East is a far more volatile place than it was. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner reports and Judy Woodruff gets an assessment from ...and more »

Barack Obama leaves a mixed legacy: Impressive handling of the US economy but terrible missteps in foreign policy - Economic Times

By Dhruva Jaishankar Eight years ago, on a freezing January morning, I stood with over a million people on the National Mall in Washington DC to watch a 47-year-old African-American senator become the 44th US president. There was a pervasive sense at ...and more »

Editorial: Obama's farewell inspiring, hopeful - The Recorder

President Obama put the finishing touches on his presidency this week with his farewell speech to some 18,000 people in Chicago. But while the speech was rich with inspirational words and examples of his accomplishments as president, a cloud of ...and more »

Barack Obama's legacy is one of integrity in word and deed - Financial Times

A decade ago, Barack Obama was already contemplating his presidential legacy. I know because I talked to him about it in 2006, during a long interview for a now-defunct men's magazine. In a reflective mood after finishing his second book, his suit coat ...and more »