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In this extended commentary an analysis is offered of President Obama's past foreign policy decisions to help forecast how he would react if Russia were to invade Estonia.The predictions presented are based on how President Obama has responded to major foreign policy events during his presidency. This includes his actions in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the NATO intervention in Libya, his involvement with chemical weapons in Syria, his actions in Ukraine, the mediation of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, handling ISIS and Al-Qaeda Affiliates, and his actions handling combatants outside of combat zones, such as in Yemen, Somalia, and Pakistan. The president’s lack of action against Boko Haram, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and most revolutions in the Arab Spring is also factored in. News sources, are from as wide of a spectrum of news sources as possible in order to limit bias.


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  • Alternative title
    • Action or Inaction?

  • Journal title
    • International Social Science Review

  • Volume
    • 92

  • Issue
    • 1

  • Date submitted

    18 July 2022

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    • Acknowledgements:

      Jacob C. Potts is a political science and history major at Emory University.