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Obama

Afghanistan

Decisive Steps in Afghanistan-Pakistan

Report 12 May 2009
Against a backdrop of violence and civilian casualties, the last few days have witnessed strong moves by the Obama administration to complete the move to a counter-insurgency strategy – in the strategy and management of US forces in Afghanistan and in the actions of US allies in Pakistan.
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Diplomacy

The Conservative Party: Like It's 1999

Report 11 May 2009
After eight years of reckless saber-rattling and an almost exclusive focus on the military – conservatives still oppose reasonable and tough diplomacy.
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Diplomacy

A Powerful First Month of Symbolism and Substance

Report 20 February 2009
One month into his tenure, President Obama has demonstrated that he will transform several hallmarks of his campaign into a coherent approach to the world. A clear message has been sent, and received enthusiastically, from tv viewers in the Arab world to citizens on the streets of Ottawa.  Ultimately, they will be judged less on these early diplomatic actions than on their ability to produce results
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Obama’s National Security Team Demonstrates Broad Consensus on a Progressive Foreign Policy

Report 1 December 2008
Today, President-elect Obama introduced an impressive national security team today that includes independents, Republicans and Democrats.  This diverse team shares commitment to the President-elect’s foreign policy principles, and to the agenda first laid out by President-Elect Obama and progressives during the campaign.
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Diplomacy

Rebuilding America's Alliances

Report 24 November 2008
Barack Obama’s victory was greeted with massive enthusiasm and support from around the world. Obama's election as the 44th President of the United States presents an important opportunity to repair our relationship with our allies and restore America’s image around the globe.
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Iran

Time for a New Approch Toward Iran

Report 23 September 2008
Today Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will speak before the U.N. General Assembly. For years Iran’s leader has brandished hate-filled language that fully deserves the world’s condemnation. But President Bush and his allies, like John McCain, have used this as an excuse to continue a failed approach based on hollow saber rattling that has done nothing to constrain Iran’s nuclear development and its growing regional influence.
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NSN Memo: Friday's Debate, Commander-in-Chief Test for McCain & Obama

Press Release Washington, D.C. 22 September 2008
Afghanistan

Military Leaders Reaffirm Need to Shift from Iraq to Afghanistan

Report 28 August 2008
Yesterday Marine Corps Commandant, Gen. James Conway, reaffirmed the fact that we need to focus more aggressively on Afghanistan instead of Iraq saying that “the economy of force is not necessarily working.” Conway is just the latest in a long line of senior military officials who have taken this position, including Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Admiral Mullen.
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