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Robert J Lieber


Professor, Department of Government and School of Foreign Service


Department of Government
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  • Robert Lieber, professor of government and international affairs, on President Obama's rhetoric in comparison to that of President Bush on Asian and Middle Eastern Affairs:

    “Every presidency starts off defining itself by trumpeting the opposite of whatever its predecessor did, and that’s been true in spades going from George W. Bush to Obama. But at a certain point that gets old, and we’re at a point where the overplayed ‘we’re not Bush’ mantra is raising anxieties among friends and allies in Asia and the Middle East.”

    Obama's National Security Strategy: Is 'I'm not Bush' ending? May 26, 2010, The Christian Science Monitor