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Where is U.S. foreign policy headed?

Last updated November 17, 2014

By Furman News

Dr. Akan Malachi

Dr. Akan Malici

The recent midterm elections brought a clear defeat for the Democrats and a near-sweeping victory for the Republicans, who now control both chambers of Congress. But how will the new distribution of power in Washington affect President Barack Obama’s foreign policy for the next two years?  In an op-ed for The Greenville News, Furman political science professor Akan Malici writes that the most important challenges will be America’s relations with Russia and Iran, the perceived threat emanating from the so-called Islamic State (IS), and the U.S. positioning in the Arab-Israeli conflict.

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