Washington, D.C. (March 15, 2016)—The Atlantic’s April 2016 issue is released in its entirety today at TheAtlantic.com, led by Jeffrey Goldberg’s “The Obama Doctrine,” an exclusive and sweeping telling of President Obama’s worldview based on many hours of in-depth and unusually candid interviews with the president. The piece, which was published online last week, pulls back the curtain on President Obama’s most difficult decisions when it comes to America’s role in the world. Goldberg’s report has spurred conversations and debates across the globe; to date The Atlantic has published more than a dozen commentaries on the piece, along with three original videos.
Other features in the April issue include Ta-Nehisi Coates on authoring the revival of Marvel’s first black superhero comic series; an investigation into the mysteriously intertwined cases of two men who went missing in Alaska; and James Parker’s homage to David Bowie.
The April 2016 issue of The Atlantic is now available online and on newsstands—with key pieces summarized below:
Cover Story and Features:
COVER: “The Obama Doctrine”: The moment many foreign policy observers consider one of the worst of Barack Obama’s presidency—not bombing Syria in the summer of 2013 after Bashar al-Assad had breached the “red line” on chemical weapons—the president sees as one of his best. In this historic accounting of President Obama’s foreign policy legacy, national correspondent Jeffrey Goldberg details Obama’s deliberations on the most important international moments of recent history: from not enforcing the “red line” in Syria—which Obama calls “as tough a decision as I’ve made—and I believe ultimately it was the right decision to make”—to the threat of ISIS, to the mess of Libya, to Russia and Ukraine. Goldberg interviewed Obama and spoke to many of his current and former top national-security and foreign-policy advisors for this cover story.