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.