The Long Game : How Obama Defied Washington and Redefined America's Role in the World
Derek Chollet served many years in the White House, and uses his insider knowledge to parse President Obama’s views on foreign policy. Contrary to the opinion that Obama has been “weak” in this area, Chollet explains that the President prefers the “long game” and analyzes the decision-making goals of that strategy choice: balance, sustainability, restraint, precision, patience, fallibility, skepticism, and exceptionalism. Chollet is supremely positioned to write this book, having been a party to many of the policy discussions, and is able to convey this information to a skeptical public in a way that makes sense. This important book gets to the heart of the Obama administration in the heated moments of the last eight years, and comes highly recommended by this reader.
"Describes how President Obama has changed and improved the course of American foreign policy through the way he approached difficult global challenges including the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, turbulence in Syria and the rise of ISIS." Pub annotation