Trump vented his frustrations about the 16-year-old war in Afghanistan, echoing Obama’s qualms about sending more troops into a conflict described as “an eroding stalemate”.
Canberra pledged to take an unspecified number of Central American refugees under a deal struck with former US president Barack Obama late last year.
Trump seeks to put pressure on Iran while keeping in place an agreement between Tehran and six world powers to curb its nuclear programme.
It’s unlikely the administration has either the will or the means to roll back the full suite of Obama-era reforms.
The sanctions which were placed on part due to Sudan’s human rights record, was temporarily lifted by Barack Obama, but the decision to make it permanent has been deferred by the “very concerned” Trump administration.
The Pentagon ended its ban on openly trans people in 2016 under the Obama administration, but the delay under Trump’s administration has worried activists.
A Pew research indicated than an overwhelming majority of people from other countries have no confidence in Donald Trump’s ability to lead.
American citizens have long favoured information and government openness over secrecy. But the landscape is changing with heightened anti-leak and anti-press rhetoric.
The hotly-debated program announced by President Obama, which would have let around 4 million undocumented people live in the US was ultimately rescinded after a protracted political tug of war.
The claim stands at odds with President Trump’s undiplomatic accusations against the nation even as his own State and Defence departments try to strike a neutral chord.
For long, South-EastAsian countries have protested Chinese aggressions in the naval region, while a distracted White House shows tepid commitment to back them.
Human rights and other groups are now worried that president-elect Donald Trump will conduct drone strikes more aggressively.
Stepping behind the White House podium for the last time, Obama’s seemed to be addressing an audience of one: the man who will replace him at noon Friday.
The fall of Aleppo will only deepen the bloodthirsty sectarianism fuelled by regional powers, who continue to use Syria as a chessboard to further their geopolitical interests.
Barack Obama may be the most affable world leader in recent history and some may even call him the best US president in history. But he came nowhere close to being a revolutionary leader on the domestic and international fronts, as was hoped.
Indian business leaders are concerned that the rabble-rousing business tycoon’s tough trade beliefs and xenophobia could negatively impact the country.
The Obama administration’s strategy includes arming the opposition forces just enough for them to fight Assad, but not enough to overthrow the government.
Reductive, reactionary responses to the complex issues of today can be detrimental. Synthesising adequately nuanced solutions is the need of the hour.
Most of the new US advisers, who will make up the bulk of the new troops, will be Army Special Forces, as are the about 100 advisers now in Iraq.