The United States

The world after Obama

Print edition : March 18, 2016

U.S. President Barack Obama walking from the West Wing to the residence of the White House on February 19. Photo: Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton believes that without U.S. leadership the world will sink into a morass. Photo: JUSTIN SULLIVAN/AFP

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders feels the U.S. "cannot and should not be the policeman of the world". Photo: JOE RAEDLE/AFP

Republican candidate Donald Trump would not like to entangle the U.S. in wars, and yet is eager to bomb its adversaries. Photo: Tami Chappell/REUTERS

An airman guides a Humvee down a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster cargo jet on January 9 at a base in an undisclosed location in the Persian Gulf Region. The U.S. military and coalition forces use the base to transport troops and equipment supporting Operation Inherent Resolve against the Islamic State. Photo: Getty Images

Barack Obama was caught between the “good war” and the “bad war”, but not all the presidential candidates who are in the race to succeed him share his restraint. The majority of them are united on the view that the U.S.’ power must be untouched.
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