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Having dispatched Romney, Obama faces Iran, Syria

Posted By admin On November 7, 2012 @ 7:19 am In World News | Comments Disabled

Arshad Mohammed
Reuters [1]
Nov 7, 2012

Having defeated Republican Mitt Romney at home, Barack Obama has no shortage of adversaries to grapple with abroad, including the governments of Iran, Syria and possibly China.

The Democratic president’s re-election ensures continuity in U.S. foreign policy but leaves open questions such as whether diplomacy can constrain Iran’s nuclear program or whether Israel or the United States might resort to air strikes.

Nor is it obvious whether Obama will be able to sustain his refusal so far to try to tip the scales in Syria’s civil war by allowing U.S. arms to flow to the rebels seeking to oust Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

If events permit, U.S. foreign policy analysts said Obama will continue his “pivot” to Asia, seeking to reorient U.S. policy to take advantage of the projected growth in such nations as China and India and gradually withdraw from the Middle East.

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[1] Reuters: http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/07/usa-campaign-foreign-idUSL1E8M715S20121107

[2] Expanded Conflict in Syria Promised by Romney Will Proceed Under Obama: http://www.prisonplanet.com/expanded-conflict-in-syria-promised-by-romney-will-proceed-under-obama.html

[3] Syria crisis: Turkey tells UN it may need refugee help: http://www.prisonplanet.com/syria-crisis-turkey-tells-un-it-may-need-refugee-help.html

[4] Romney Vows To Arm Al-Qaeda Terrorists In Syria: http://www.prisonplanet.com/romney-vows-to-arm-al-qaeda-terrorists-in-syria.html

[5] Mitt Romney accuses Obama of betraying Israel: http://www.prisonplanet.com/mitt-romney-accuses-obama-of-betraying-israel.html

[6] Putin and Obama set to spar over Syria arms at G8: http://www.prisonplanet.com/putin-and-obama-set-to-spar-over-syria-arms-at-g8.html

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