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The Shortsighted Presidency

Opinion Piece/Newspaper Article

Author
Amy Zegart - Co-Director of CISAC; Davies Family Senior Fellow and Associate Director of Academic Affairs, Hoover Institution; Professor of Political Economy (by courtesy), Graduate School of Business

Published by
Foreign Policy, February 14, 2014


CISAC Co-Director Amy Zegart argues in this Foreign Policy commentary that, like all presidents, President Obama is relatively unconstrained in the near term to pursue the foreign policies he desires. She notes that despite economic woes, a polarized Congress and skyrocketing national debt, Obama has been "strangely unconstrained in executing his major foreign policy priorities."