Monday 20 Aug 2018 | 22:29 | SYDNEY

A number of US presidents have come to be associated – whether or not it is strictly historically accurate – with certain foreign policy approaches.

Can we identify an 'Obama doctrine' in US foreign policy? The left believes that President Barack Obama is insufficiently focused on human rights; the right criticises him as a serial apologiser who is hastening America’s decline. To address this difficult topic, the Lowy Institute was pleased to present a leading US analyst and author of a new book on the history of US foreign policy, Peter Beinart.

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