Candidate Obama opposed new free-trade agreements and wanted to renegotiate NAFTA. A global slump has changed his mind.
An economic stimulus package clause raises concerns of repercussions by US trading partners.
The wish list includes continued security aid to balance China, greater engagement, and trade.
Recent economic woes are raising new doubts about the benefits of globalization.
It was uniquely positioned to broker a deal this week between warring factions in Lebanon.