Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies Program on Energy and Sustainable Development Stanford University


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The Shortsighted Presidency

Opinion Piece/Newspaper Article

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."