Obama’s Indonesia Metaphor and Misunderstood Strategy

Article by WN.com Correspondent Dallas Darling To understand President Barack Obama’s “we don’t have a strategy” in confronting and stopping the Islamic State in Iraq-Syria, it is extremely important to acknowledge how his time spent living in Indonesia has influenced his foreign policy decisions. Even though he believes that “in the field of international affairs it is dangerous to extrapolate from the experiences of a single country,” and that “each nation is unique in its history, geography, culture, and conflicts,” Indonesia will always serve as a useful metaphor for the world beyond the borders of the United States.(1) A world in which globalization and sectarianism, poverty and plenty,…
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