American Leadership in a Changing World

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President Obama—who has been focused on ending conflicts—had a very different message today at the United Nations. He promised American leadership against the so-called Islamic State and against Syria’s al-Assad regime. He said he’ll increase the cost of Russia’s illegal incursion into Ukraine. Does a new vision mean he’s stopped pulling his punches?

Also: the campaign against sexual assault at colleges and universities. The new “It’s On Us” campaign is designed to engage men as well as women. But heated disputes continue over standards of proof, penalties—and even terminology.

Banner Image: President Barack Obama talks with former President Bill Clinton prior to being introduced at the Clinton Global Initiative in New York, N.Y., Sept. 23, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)



Warren Olney