President Obama’s Legacy In The Middle East

President Barack Obama participates in a bilateral meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
President Barack Obama participates in a bilateral meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the Lotte New York Palace Hotel in New York on Sept. 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) Carolyn Kaster / Associated Press
President Barack Obama participates in a bilateral meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
President Barack Obama participates in a bilateral meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the Lotte New York Palace Hotel in New York on Sept. 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) Carolyn Kaster / Associated Press

President Obama’s Legacy In The Middle East

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As President Obama wraps up his last weeks in the White House, we’re taking an opportunity to unpack the lasting legacy he leaves after eight years in office. From pulling out troops from Iraq and Afghanistan, the Iran nuclear deal, the Arab Spring and the civil wars in Libya and Syria, Obama’s promise of peace did not quite go as planned.

We kick off our series on the Obama legacy with Andrew Bacevich, professor emeritus of international relations and history at Boston University and author, most recently of America’s War for the Greater Middle East: A Military History.