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President Obama, like every other leader on Earth, is still going to be looking out for national and economic interests. States dont cease to be states overnight just because they get a great visionary as their new president.
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Countries that intervene militarily rarely do so out of pure altruism.

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Influence is best measured not only by military hardware and GDP, but also by other people's perceptions that we, the United States, are using our power legitimately. That belief - that we are acting in the interests of the global commons and in accordance with the rule of law - is what the military would call a 'force multiplier.'

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In many college classes, laptops depict split screens - notes from a class, and then a range of parallel stimulants: NBA playoff statistics on ESPN.com, a flight home on Expedia, a new flirtation on Facebook.

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The U.S. government engages with many countries around the world in official dialogues on human rights.

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One of the things that a president needs in the face of genocide is resolve.

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You know, there is a long tradition in the U.S. of, um, promoting elections up to the point that you get an outcome you don't like. Look at Latin America in the Cold War.

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In the '90s, there was scant presidential leadership and insufficient domestic political mobilization for foreign policy grounded in human rights.

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International institutions are composed of governments. Governments control their own military forces and police.

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As even a democracy like the United States has shown, waging war can benefit a leader in several ways: it can rally citizens around the flag, it can distract them from bleak economic times, and it can enrich a country's elites.

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President Obama, like every other leader on Earth, is still going to be looking out for national and economic interests. States don't cease to be states overnight just because they get a great visionary as their new president.

— Samantha Power

India is at the vanguard of figuring out how to exploit technology and innovation on behalf of democratic accountability.

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President Reagan, of course, did more than any other person to entrench the Republican reputation for toughness on national security.

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America needs a sensible, sustainable Iran policy that can meet U.S. security and economic interests, command international support and withstand the shifting Middle Eastern sands.

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We need to deter the Palestinians in any way we can.

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