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Slideshow: The Deciders

"Obama has, in effect, been his own national security advisor and secretary of state. Unlike Bill Clinton or George W. Bush, who had world events thrust upon them, Obama seems to be more in the mold of Richard Nixon or George H.W. Bush--a president involved in foreign policy because of, not in spite of, his priorities and personal interest."

Michael Crowley's latest TNR piece is full of glimpses into the inner workings of Obama's foreign policy apparatus. Click through to read some of the revelations about Obama's senior people.

--Sharon Eliza Nichols

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