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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 »

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's Memorable Parting Words - The New Yorker

... eight years, few lines from Barack Obama's Presidential speeches stay in mind. For all his literary and oratorical gifts, he didn't coin the kinds of phrases that stick with repetition, as if his distaste for politics generally—the schmoozing, the ...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 »

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

WASHINGTON (AP) — More Americans feel Barack Obama's presidency divided the country than feel it brought people together, a new poll shows. Yet he leaves office held in high esteem by a solid majority. Eight years after Obama's historic election, just ...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 »

Obama says goodbye in Chicago - The Daily Gazette

President Barack Obama delivered an emotional farewell address of his administration at McCormick Place in Chicago, Jan. 10, 2017. The president's final speech to the nation was marked by nostalgia and hope, and the belief that an engaged populace can ...and more »

Barack Obama's farewell speech: this is how a leader signs off - Hindustan Times

For the United States of America, the last couple of months have been no less than reality TV drama. You saw two presidential candidates fighting for votes and eventually locking horns in a series of high voltage debates on national TV with a million ...and more »

Obama wasn't weak on foreign policy – he was just wise enough to realise that Asia, not America, is the future - The Independent

As the Trump presidency nears, it has suddenly become fashionable to downplay the achievements of Barack Obama, not least because the President-elect seems so keen on ripping up much of what he did. One view in particular has become popular: that ...and more »

Obama and His Movement Prepare to Challenge President Trump -

CHICAGO — He may be leaving the White House but he isn't totally going away. As President Obama gave his farewell address to the nation on Tuesday night, he also began the shift to a third stage of his political career. The once young, idealistic ...and more »