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NATO Approves New Force To Deter Russia

AP | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG and JULIE PACE | Posted 11.05.2014 | World

NEWPORT, Wales (AP) — Seeking to counter Russian aggression, NATO leaders approved plans Friday to create a rapid response force with a headquarters...

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. ...

U.S. To Escalate Sanctions Against Russia In Response To Crisis In Ukraine

AP | Posted 07.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials say the Obama administration is levying deeper sanctions on Russia as the West grapples for a way to quell an insur...

Obama Urging Europe To Keep Pressure On Russia

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 08.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will press European leaders this week to keep up pressure on Russia over its threatening moves in Ukraine, ...

GOP Pressing Obama To Confront Russia Over Nukes

AP | DEB RIECHMANN | Posted 07.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is stepping up pressure on the White House to confront Russia over allegations that it is cheating on a key nuclear arms ...

Obama To Make Case For Limited Foreign Policy

AP | By JULIE PACE | Posted 07.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Confronting critics of his foreign policy, President Barack Obama will soon outline a strategy for his final years in office that ...

Obama & Putin Probably Aren't Going To Meet Up At D-Day Events Next Month

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 07.08.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Complicating the West's efforts to isolate Russia, the Kremlin announced Thursday that Vladimir Putin will join President Barack O...

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.

White House Sees 'No Evidence' Of Putin Pulling Out From Ukraine

AP | Posted 05.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says there is "no evidence" that Russia has withdrawn troops from its border with Ukraine. The comments from Wh...

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 | 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...

Obama Hopeful On Ukraine Pact, But Remains Concerned About Russia

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 06.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama conveyed skepticism Thursday about Russian promises to de-escalate a volatile situation in Ukraine, and sai...

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 ...

The U.S. Is Facing Reluctant Partners For Its Russia Sanctions

AP | LARA JAKES and LORI HINNANT | Posted 06.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is working to convince a reluctant Europe of the need to punish Russia more severely for its meddling in Ukraine...

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, Congressional Leaders Meet On Ukraine

AP | Posted 06.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is thanking congressional leaders for approving aid for Ukraine, but urging them to go further by adopting ...

Obama Signs Ukraine Aid Package Into Law

AP | Posted 04.03.2014 | Politics

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has signed into law a bill providing $1 billion in loan guarantees to Ukraine. ...

Obama To Meet With Top Lawmakers On Ukraine Crisis

AP | Posted 04.02.2014 | Politics

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama will meet with top lawmakers on Thursday about the situatio...

Congress Sends Obama Bill Aiding Ukraine, Sanctioning Russia

AP | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics

BY DEB RIECHMANN, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress sent President Barack Obama a bill on Tuesday to provide $1 billion in loan gua...

Kerry Abruptly Changes Course On Overseas Trip

AP | MATTHEW LEE | Posted 03.29.2014 | Politics

PARIS (AP) — After a week of travel in the Mideast, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry changed course and arrived in Paris Saturday for talks with h...