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Russians Mock Obama With Racist Laser Projection

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 08.07.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama received birthday greetings from around the world when he turned 53 years old on Monday, but some of those wishes weren't exact...

Obama Dismisses Russia: It 'Doesn't Make Anything'

Reuters | Posted 10.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Aug 3 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama dismissed Russia as a nation that "doesn't make anything" and said in an interview with the Eco...

Obama Announces Tougher Sanctions On Russia

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 08.01.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama gave a statement on the crisis in Ukraine Tuesday, announcing tougher U.S. sanctions on key sectors of the Russian economy, inc...

Six Year Blues

Abby Huntsman | Posted 09.23.2014 | Politics
Abby Huntsman

Mr. President, for too long your approach to foreign policy has been reactive, not proactive. It feels like we're always playing catch-up. Now is the time to tell us what it is you want us to do. What are our goals? What is most important to us? And how are we going to get there?

The Bolshoi in America: Cold War Deja Vu

Elizabeth Kiem | Posted 09.17.2014 | Arts
Elizabeth Kiem

A week is an awfully long time when an international crisis is brewing; it's a good thing that everyone at the Koch Theater speaks "in one language."

Obama Announces New Sanctions Against Russia Over Ukraine

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 07.16.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama delivered a statement on the crisis in Ukraine Wednesday, announcing that the U.S. would impose new sanctions against Russia. ...

What's So Terrible About Obama's Foreign Policy?

Stephen Schlesinger | Posted 07.08.2014 | Politics
Stephen Schlesinger

Obama has understood from the beginning that, in certain global situations, American power is severely limited. Despite the overwhelming US military arsenal, we cannot police the world as we wish -- unless we want to risk miring ourselves in new Iraqs and Afghanistans. Our best use of our power is to use our diplomatic skills to resolve disputes without resort to armed action. Obama is now trying to do this in Syria, Iran, North Korea, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and in Ukraine. Obama's pragmatism may sometimes seem too cautious or too "small ball" -- but, so far, over six years he has kept the peace, brought our troops back from Iraq and Afghanistan, and saved our country from wars in Syria, Iran and Ukraine. Not a terrible record after all.

Obama May Try To Push Sanctions As Kerry Warns Russia Against 'Grave Mistake'

Reuters | Arshad Mohammed | Posted 06.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, April 24 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama is expected to speak to several European leaders on Friday to try to nudge the EU towar...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Bob Corker Says Assad Was 'Wise' To Kill 1,200 With Chemical Weapons

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 04.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Russian President Vladimir Putin and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad are following a formula in which the common denominator is to emba...

White House Warns Russia Of Further Costs Over Ukraine Action

Reuters | Posted 06.14.2014 | Politics

By Jeff Mason and Arshad Mohammed WASHINGTON, April 14 (Reuters) - The White House warned Russia on Monday that it would face further ...

Obama Says U.S., Partners Must Be Ready To Sanction Russia Again

Reuters | Posted 06.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, April 10 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel talked on Thursday about potential further sanctions for...

Obama Ends Overseas Trip In Diplomatic Limbo

Reuters | Posted 05.29.2014 | Politics

* US officials wary of Putin's assurances on Ukraine * Kerry, Russia's Lavrov to meet again soon * Obama says Putin grie...

Romney Overreaches In Criticism Of Obama

FactCheck.org | Robert Farley | Posted 03.25.2014 | Politics

The following post first appeared on FactCheck.org. Mitt Romney said he couldn’t think of a single “major country” that “has greater respec...

Obama, G7 Leaders Confer On How To Pressure Russia

Reuters | Posted 05.24.2014 | Politics

(Updates with start of G7 talks, Russian, Ukrainian ministers to meet, OSCE monitors arrive) * Obama calls for imposing cost on Russia...

Obama Opens Crisis Talks In Europe As Ukraine Pulls Forces From Crimea

Reuters | Posted 05.24.2014 | Politics

(Updates throughout) * Russia tightens grip on Crimea * G7 leaders hold emergency talks in the Netherlands ...

U.S. Vows More Russia Sanctions Over Crimea

Reuters | Posted 05.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, March 18 (Reuters) - The Obama administration on Tuesday vowed to take further action against those supporting Russia's move to annex Uk...

Romney Slams Obama's 'Terrible Timing'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 03.18.2014 | Politics

Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney slammed President Barack Obama's "terrible timing" in a Wall Street Journal op-ed published Tuesd...

Obama: 'We're Going To Stand Firm In Our Unwavering Support For Ukraine'

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 03.17.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama gave a statement Monday on the U.S.'s sanctions against Russian officials, including advisers to President Vladimir Putin, for ...

Obama To Make Statement On Ukraine

Posted 03.17.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama will give a statement Monday morning on the situation in Ukraine. Obama's statement follows the news that the U.S. is imposi...

Michael Calderone

Obama Admin: Russia's Press Discrimination Claim 'Ludicrous'

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 03.14.2014 | Media

NEW YORK -- The Obama administration said Friday there is “no truth” to the Russian government’s claim that Russian journalists were discriminat...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.08.2014 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week was consumed with the drama in Crimea, where 30,000 Russian troops provoked a tense standoff. Right on cue, the usual Beltway suspects whose foreign policy acumen gave us that glorious and tidy success, the Iraq war, sprang into action. "It started with Benghazi" (Lindsey Graham). Obama is "weak and indecisive" and "invites aggression" (John McCain). The situation raises many questions, including: why are those who've been so wrong on foreign policy still taken seriously? What Obama should do, beyond sanctions that were in place by Thursday, was unclear. Troops? Bombs? Nuclear war? Maybe we could send Mitch McConnell, who showed up at the CPAC panderfest brandishing a musket rifle. Then Ted Cruz fired up the crowd with that moldy oldie, 'repeal Obamacare.' Meanwhile, Darrell Issa shut down Elijah Cummings' microphone during Issa's fishless I.R.S. fishing expedition: a perfect metaphor for our current political debate.

Sabrina Siddiqui

House Approves $1 Billion Aid Package For Ukraine

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 03.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House of Representatives cleared a financial aid package for Ukraine on Thursday, heeding the White House's request that Congress re...

Obama Makes Statement On Ukraine

The Huffington Post | Posted 03.06.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama is making a statement on Ukraine on Thursday. Obama will speak from the White House. Watch Obama's statement above, and s...

Sabrina Siddiqui

McConnell Slams Obama On Foreign Policy Amid Ukraine Crisis

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 03.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) laid into President Barack Obama's grasp of foreign policy Wednesday, although he stopped...

Why Obama Shouldn't Fall For Putin's Ukrainian Folly

Anatol Lieven | Posted 05.04.2014 | Politics
Anatol Lieven

It is urgently necessary that both Russia and the West find ways of withdrawing from some of the positions they have taken. Otherwise, the result could very easily be civil war, Russian invasion, the partition of Ukraine, and a conflict that will haunt Europe for generations to come.