A recent commission for The Nation about the Obama administration foreign policy being held hostage by previous approaches. I submitted a range of ideas exploring themes such as American repetition, foreign policy silence and the presidential message not correlating with the reality of what was being communicated. However, the foreign policy eagle being restrained by the right and left of itself seemed the most appropriate fit for the article.

This rough was then developed further and ended up working both in print and online as you can see below.