The Obama Doctrine: “Don’t do stupid shit”
Obama’s foreign policy is widely criticized for being dangerously reluctant (drawing unimpressive red lines for instance) and too timid (America shouldn’t be leading ‘from behind’).
In this Atlantic article the president speaks at length about his decisions and doesn’t shy away from sharing his doubts. We get a front row seat at many important moments over the last 7 years. I wish more presidents were as reflective on their policy as Obama. All in all, a great read.