November 08, 2014

President may seek to leave legacy through foreign policy

By Dr. Patrick M. Cronin

Source: The Straits Times

Foreign policy, in particular the US rebalance to Asia, could be potential bright spots for President Barack Obama, who now faces an uphill battle to score any sort of landmark achievement in the final two years of his tenure.

Washington pundits agree that a president faced with obstacles in Congress will be more than likely to turn his attention to foreign policy, given that he can deal with much of it on his own without the need for cooperation of opponents on Capitol Hill.

And when he does look to Congress on foreign policy matters, he is likely to find that taking action to engage in Asia presents a path of least resistance.

Read the full article at The Straits Times.

  • Dr. Patrick M. Cronin

    Senior Advisor and Senior Director, Asia-Pacific Security Program

    Patrick M. Cronin is a Senior Advisor and Senior Director of the Asia-Pacific Security Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). Previously, he was the Senior ...