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Remembering a Foreign Policy Hero

Yaron Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2013 | Media
Yaron Schwartz

U.S. foreign policy capabilities in the Middle East were greatly strengthened by Ambassador Stevens' efforts to treat others as his equal and to work with people from different countries to build a more just and free world.

Could We Have Saved Chris Stevens?

Douglas Kmiec | Posted 01.08.2013 | World
Douglas Kmiec

Not even an optimistic president can do the impossible. You have to give special praise to Ty Woods and Glen Doherty for trying. Their odds were a...

Ambassador's Father: It Would Be 'Abhorrent' To Politicize Son's Death

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 10.15.2012 | Politics

The father of Christopher Stephens, the United States ambassador who was killed in the attack in Libya last month, said Saturday that it would be "abh...

Obama Campaign Attacks Romney On Libya, Overseas Gaffes, Ahead Of Foreign Policy Speech

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.08.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama's reelection campaign issued a new attack on what it calls Mitt Romney's "failures on foreign policy" on Monday, the same day t...

Joshua Hersh

Robert Gibbs: White House Did Not Mislead On Libya Crisis

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 09.23.2012 | Politics

Obama campaign adviser Robert Gibbs found himself on his heels over the administration's public handling of the recent crisis in Libya, where an attac...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 11.15.2012 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week saw the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya that resulted in the death of four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens. It also saw Mitt Romney's reaction to the tragic events, which was to the 2012 campaign what John McCain's selection of Sarah Palin was to 2008 -- the kind of desperate act that makes even one's allies worry about their candidate's fitness to lead. It's a bell that cannot be unrung. The week also brought word that over 46 million Americans remained below the poverty line last year, while a new study found that poverty is "nearly invisible in U.S. media coverage of the 2012 election." When you have 46 million people living in poverty and neither the candidates nor the media want to talk about it, you know the American Dream is in serious trouble.

Joshua Hersh

Libya Attack Points To Dilemma Of Unfinished Arab Spring

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 09.14.2012 | World

A timely new report from the nonprofit International Crisis Group warns that Libya's internal disarray poses a significant threat to the safety and se...

Obama Honoring Libya Victims

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 11.14.2012 | Politics

ANDREWS AIR FORCE BASE, Md. — Four Americans killed in an attack on a U.S. consulate in Libya returned home Friday, their remains each carried i...

Read The Original "Innocence Of Muslims" Casting Notice

Huffington Post | Lucas Kavner | Posted 09.14.2012 | Arts

A posting in the online archives of Backstage offers strong evidence that the actors cast in "The Innocence of Muslims" were misled by the film's prod...

Michael McAuliff

Obama Hit For 'Whoop Dee Doo' Campaign Amid Libya Tragedy

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Fiery Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert (Texas) hammered President Barack Obama Thursday for his response to the deaths of four Americans in...

Jaweed Kaleem

Anti-Muslim Film May Jeopardize Relations Between Major Religions

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 09.14.2012 | Religion

Most acts of religiously motivated violence pit one faith against the other, but the uproar across the Middle East over clips of an anti-Islam film th...

Embassy's Twitter War Goes Viral

AP | LEE KEATH | Posted 09.13.2012 | World

By LEE KEATH, The Associated Press CAIRO -- The snark is flying between the U.S. Embassy in Cairo and the Muslim Brotherhood in a Twitter spat that...

PHOTOS: Pro-American Libyans Slams Terrorism, Offers Apology For Tuesday's Attack

Posted 09.14.2012 | World

On the heels of Tuesday's deadly attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, protesters took to the streets of Tripoli to offer condolences for t...

Sam Stein

Obama Administration Clarifies Eyebrow-Raising Egypt Statement

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 09.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's statement in an interview Wednesday night that the Egyptian government was neither an ally nor an enemy to the ...

Law School Mourns The Death Of Diplomat Alum Killed In Libya

Posted 11.13.2012 | College

University of California Hastings College of the Law is mourning their alumnus, Libyan ambassador Chris Stevens, after he died from "severe asphyxiati...

Andrea Stone

Former Navy SEAL Killed In Libya Attack Fought Proselytizing In The Ranks

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrea Stone | Posted 09.18.2012 | World

One of the security guards killed during an attack on the American consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that may have been related to an incendiary anti-Musl...

Could the Death of Chris Stevens Mark a Change in Western Attitudes Towards Islam?

Annabel Symington | Posted 11.13.2012 | World
Annabel Symington

Since Muslims and Islam took the place of Russia and communism as the villain of choice for Hollywood films, the media has repeatedly failed in interrogate the view that Islam and Muslim fundamentalism are inextricable.

What McCain Won't Say

AP | Posted 11.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Sen. John McCain is accusing President Barack Obama of pursuing "a feckless foreign policy" that has compromised American influence...

Jaweed Kaleem

A Religious Motivation Behind Film That Lead To Middle Eastern Protests?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 09.13.2012 | Religion

UPDATE: Sept. 13, 11:34 a.m. -- The Associated Press has identified Californian Nakoula Basseley Nakoula as the man behind the anti-Muslim film that's...

PHOTOS: Chris Stevens' Career As U.S. Diplomat

AP | BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 11.12.2012 | World

WASHINGTON — At the height of Libya's civil war, Chris Stevens dashed off to the rebel stronghold of Benghazi by cargo boat to help shape an ass...

Jennifer Bendery

House Appropriations Chairman 'Open' To Cutting Off Libya Aid

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 09.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The chairman of the House Appropriations Committee says he won't bow to requests by conservative lawmakers to cut off U.S. aid to Libya ...

Joshua Hersh

Battle For Libya Consulate Raged For 4 Hours

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 09.13.2012 | World

WASHINGTON -- The battle over the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, where four American diplomats lost their lives Tuesday night, lasted for approxim...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Obama: Romney Tends 'To Shoot First And Aim Later'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 09.12.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama responded to Mitt Romney's charge that the White House mishandled its response to the embassy attacks in Egypt and Libya by acc...

Jon Ward

Republicans Push Back Against Notion Of A 'Lehman Moment' For Mitt Romney

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 09.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON - Influential Republicans on Wednesday pushed back against the overwhelming perception in the press that Mitt Romney made a significant err...

Ryan: Obama Defense Cuts 'Breed Weakness'

AP | SCOTT BAUER | Posted 11.12.2012 | Politics

ASHWAUBENON, Wis. — Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan said Wednesday that President Barack Obama's defense spending cuts "breed w...