Bush, Obama, and the 'Freedom Agenda.'

Fenton, Anthony
January 2009
Foreign Policy in Focus;1/27/2009, p3
The author focuses on the freedom agenda and the resurgence of counterinsurgency doctrine in the foreign policy of former U.S. President George W. Bush inherited by the administration of President Barack Obama. He notes that new directives in the Advance Democracy Act (ADA) called for an enhanced role of the diplomats in promoting democracy. He also mentions that Obama has pledged to rebrand democracy promotion so that it cannot become a casualty of the Iraq War.


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