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Sam Stein

Obama's Strained And Battered Brand Of Foreign Policy Realism | Sam Stein | Posted 09.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration is keen on portraying the president's general bent on foreign policy as a derivative of realism. He isn't a ske...

Politicians Respond To Obama's ISIS Speech

The Huffington Post | Posted 09.11.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama addressed the nation Wednesday night, outlining a plan to take on the Islamic State, the militant group formerly known as ISIS ...

Elise Foley

Ted Cruz On Islamic State Militants: 'Take Them Out' | Elise Foley | Posted 09.08.2014 | Politics

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said Sunday that President Barack Obama "has not demonstrated that he’s taking ISIS seriously" and that he should quickly as...

The U.S. Needs To Define Its Objective, Enlist International Support In Fight Against ISIS Threat

Lee H. Hamilton | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics
Lee H. Hamilton

The ISIS challenge is, at its core, a war of ideas. We need to recognize that while it is possible to destroy an ideology, doing so is not easy, and it cannot be done without an effective, fully supported counter message.

Sabrina Siddiqui

Would The U.S. Have To Partner With Assad To Eliminate ISIS In Syria? | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 09.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As President Barack Obama weighs airstrikes in Syria against the Islamic State (ISIS), he may soon have to grapple with the possibility...

Obama Foreign Policy In 'Free Fall,' Republican Says

The Huffington Post | Matt Sledge | Posted 08.31.2014 | Politics

The Republican chairman of the House Intelligence Committee said on Sunday that President Barack Obama's foreign policy is in "absolute free fall" in ...

Jason Linkins

Barack Obama And The Misery Of His Augusts, Ranked | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.31.2014 | Politics

There was definitely a time in President Barack Obama's life in which he looked forward to August. He was, after all, born on Aug. 4. And Hawaii seems like it's maybe the best part of America in which to spend an August.

Why Obama Backed Off More ISIS Strikes

The Daily Beast | Josh Rogin | Posted 08.29.2014 | Politics

After a week of talk of eliminating the "cancer" of ISIS, President Obama said Thursday that he was not planning to significantly expand the war again...

Obama On Islamic State: 'We Don't Have A Strategy Yet'

AP | Posted 08.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama played down the prospect of imminent U.S. military action in Syria on Thursday, saying "we don't have a str...

Obama Once Again Faces The Congress Question On Syria

AP | By JULIE PACE | Posted 10.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — One year ago, President Barack Obama was barreling toward airstrikes in Syria when he abruptly announced that he first wanted appr...

Obama: 'Justice Will Be Done' for Islamic State Killers

Reuters | Posted 10.26.2014 | Politics

By Mark Felsenthal and Phil Stewart CHARLOTTE, N.C./WASHINGTON Aug 26 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama vowed "justice will be do...

Obama Reportedly Backs Surveillance Over Syria

AP | By JULIE PACE | Posted 10.25.2014 | Politics

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The U.S. has begun surveillance flights over Syria after President Barack Obama gave the OK, U.S. officials said, a move t...

Sam Stein

Counterterrorism Experts: U.S. Partnership With Assad May Be Necessary To Take Out ISIS | Sam Stein | Posted 08.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two former top military and counterterrorism officials said on Sunday that the United States should be prepared to start working with th...

Amanda Terkel

Lindsey Graham: If Obama Doesn't Go On Offense, Terrorists Are 'Coming Here' | Amanda Terkel | Posted 08.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) doesn't think the public has been sufficiently frightened about what is going on in the Middle East. On Sun...

Obama: Battle-Hardened Militants Pose Threat To U.S.

AP | Posted 06.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is concerned that battle-hardened militants who have spent time in Syria and Iraq could present a rising th...

Obama Seeking $500 Million To Train, Arm Syrian Rebels

AP | By JULIE PACE | Posted 08.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — With the conflicts in Syria and Iraq becoming increasingly intertwined against the same Sunni extremist group, President Barack Ob...

It's Time Obama Lowered the Bar for Success in Iraq

Tara Sonenshine | Posted 08.25.2014 | World
Tara Sonenshine

For many decades the United States has sought macro wins on foreign policy -- big-ticket successes like invading Iraq, solving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, bringing down Libyan dictator Mohammar Qaddafi, stopping the spread of nuclear weapons, and other notable goals only to see gains reversed and goal posts moved. So maybe it is time to scope ambitions and seek smaller prizes.

Obama Believes The Situation In Syria Has Deteriorated

Reuters | Posted 07.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, May 28 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Wednesday he believes the situation in Syria has deteriorated but the hand of the mode...

Joshua Hersh

Obama Lashes Out At Foreign Policy Critics | Joshua Hersh | Posted 04.29.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama ended his tour of several Asian countries on Monday with a passionate and unscripted defense of his foreign policy agenda, flog...

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 May Allow Air Defense Help For Syria Rebels

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 03.28.2014 | Politics

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — The Obama administration is considering allowing shipments of new air defense systems to Syrian rebels, a U.S. official ...

U.S. Suspending Diplomatic Relations With Syria

AP | By LARA JAKES | Posted 05.18.2014 | World

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration ordered the Syrian government on Tuesday to suspend its diplomatic and consular missions in the United St...

Obama's Inability

Lord Weidenfeld of Chelsea | Posted 05.12.2014 | Politics
Lord Weidenfeld of Chelsea

Much as his rhetoric and his will power in domestic policy is being recognized, he is generally been seen as lacking the talent to positively distinguish and assert himself in foreign policy.

Howard Fineman

U.S. Plans To Inch Up Role In Syria | Howard Fineman | Posted 02.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– Kiev is burning, but Damascus, Homs and Aleppo are dying. There’s little the U.S. can do about Ukraine -- it’s literally Russia...

Joshua Hersh

Among Syrian Exiles, Certainty, And Fear, That Obama Has A Secret Plan | Joshua Hersh | Posted 02.12.2014 | World

REYHANLI, Turkey -- The conversation over tea and peanuts in a living room in this bustling border town was about something benign, when one of the Sy...