1. Despite the funny phrasing, at the heart of the idea of leading from behind is the empowerment of other actors to do your bidding or, as in the case of Libya, to be used as cover for a policy that would be suspect in the eyes of other nations if it’s branded as a purely American operation

    — Ryan Lizza on the phrase ‘leading from behind' which has recently become a hot-button topic among political pundits after Lizza wrote in The New Yorker that an Obama advisor had used the term to describe Obama's actions in Libya. [Lizza on Fresh Air today]

  2. ryan lizza

    foreign policy

    the new yorker

    president obama