, Volume 67, Number 1

Nicolas Bouchet
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Nicolas Bouchet is a researcher at the Institute for the Study of the Americas, University of London

Like White House victims of midterm shellackings before him, President Barack Obama spent much of November seeking respite on the world stage, from Lisbon to Jakarta, from Seoul to Delhi. On each occasion he returned to a Washington basking in an Indian summer that contrasted with a distinctly frosty domestic political climate.

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