Details of Obama's speech revealed

Foreign Policy reports details of Obama's SOTU speech have been revealed. Several topics outlined below will be covered, especially jobs, the economy and immigration, but Obama will also focus on:

Climate Change - Appealing from an economic perspective, Obama will advocate supporting energy sustainability and technologies that lower greenhouse gas emissions.

Nuclear proliferation - There are several indications Obama will argue for reductions of nuclear arsenals around the world, including reducing the U.S. warhead supply from 1,700 to 1,000. With the recent North Korean nuclear tests, however, this may take a slightly different tone.

Afghanistan - Obama plans to reduce troop levels by 34,000 over the next year, approximately halving the U.S. ground presence in the country.

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Karl Lindemann

After graduating from Tufts University, Karl spent a year in Syria studying Arabic. He slipped out just before the entire country exploded in uprisings against the oppressive Assad regime, and he currently resides in Washington, DC, where he is focused on Middle East policy and international development.

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