The complex world Obama must now face

By TIMOTHY SPANGLER
November 8, 2012 11:11

Key foreign policy issues facing Obama during his second term include Islamism in Africa and communism in China.

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Barack Obama and Dmitry Medvedev

Barack Obama and Dmitry Medvedev 370. (photo credit:reuters)

With the re-election of US President Barack Obama earlier this week, it is an appropriate time to take stock of America’s position in the world and the threats it faces in the near-term.  Foreign affairs took a surprisingly small role in the campaign over the past 18 months.  The American electorate focused almost entirely on domestic issues, such as the economy and social issues.

Now that the ballots have been counted, the Obama administration must decide how best to secure the safety and interests of Americans over the next four years, and beyond.

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