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Obama’s Foreign Policy of Reconciliation

Dan Restrepo and Michael Fuchs write about President Obama's successful use of reconciliation in foreign policy.

In late December, U.S. President Barack Obama met with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at Pearl Harbor — a visit that fell shortly after the 75th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. The meeting between the two leaders goes to the heart of one of President Obama’s key foreign policy goals over the last eight years: moving the United States past historical hang-ups that have hindered American interests and handling long-untouchable topics in U.S. foreign policy.

President-elect Donald Trump would be wise to build on the path-breaking progress Obama has made.

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Authors

Dan Restrepo

Senior Fellow

Michael Fuchs

Senior Fellow