Obama's 'smart power' yields mixed results

Considered a softer diplomatic approach, the Obama administration's policy has not always worked.

    President Barack Obama has tried to distance his politics from previous administrations with a policy called "smart power".

    Officials say "smart power" is an investment of time and money in defence, diplomacy, and development and is not a diversion from tackling major crises.

    However, this method has not always worked.

    Al Jazeera's Rosiland Jordan reports from Washington.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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