From a report at the link below:
Mr. Obama’s foreign policy strategy of “soft power” and reliance on international organizations is suffering setbacks around the globe this year, including from Egypt, Syria, Russia and China.
The most obvious failure was on display last week when Mr. Obama canceled a planned summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin and likened his adversary to a slouching, bored child after Russia granted asylum to fugitive National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden.
Leading from behind has been the hallmark of the Obama administration - especially in the second term.
he inability of the Obama administration to capture Mr. Snowden is only the latest in a string of unresolved foreign policy challenges since Mr. Obama won re-election.
Some specialists in foreign affairs say it’s symptomatic of a president who isn’t devoting much time to hot spots overseas.
Full report here.