All posts tagged Barack Obama


The Obamas: unusual portraits for an unusual presidency

For years, the official paintings of the USA’s former Commander-in-Chief’s at the National Portrait Gallery comprised white presidents painted by white artists. It comes as no surprise, then, that the […]

People protest U.S. President Donald Trump's sweeping executive order barring refugees at Los Angeles International Airport. (Patrick T. Fallon/Reuters)

Why the travel ban won’t bring a halt to terrorist threat in the US

President Trump, after being in office for 12 days, signed 18 executive orders and memorandums. Surprisingly, the figure falls one short of the executive orders and memorandums signed by President […]

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The “Bad Guys”?: Stereotypes & International Relations

Two world superpowers have been battling it out in the ring of politics for years with tensions and hostilities never seeming to cease. The frail relationship has been maximised at […]

HANGZHOU, CHINA - SEPTEMBER 05:  US President Barack Obama speaks to media after the G20 closing at JW Marriott Hotel on September 5, 2016 in Hangzhou, China. World leaders are gathered in Hangzhou for the 11th G20 Leaders Summit from September 4 to 5.  (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)

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Obama: Kaepernick Exercising Constitutional Right To Make A Statement

Obama’s Foreign Policy: Triumphs and Missteps

Barack Obama took office in 2009 with the upmost confidence that he would be able to dramatically improve America’s relationships with many states around the world. Eight years down the […]