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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 06.27.2014 | 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 06.25.2014 | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

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...

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Obama: Syria Talks Far From Achieving Goal

AP | Posted 02.11.2014 | Politics

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says peace talks to end Syria's civil war are far from achieving their goal of h...

Obama Administration Disputes Republicans

Reuters | Posted 04.05.2014 | Politics

By Lesley Wroughton WASHINGTON, Feb 3 (Reuters) - The Obama administration on Monday defended its policy on Syria and disputed media r...

Obama Plans To Visit Middle East Ally In March

AP | Posted 02.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama plans a trip to Middle East ally Saudi Arabia next month amid tension in the region. The White House annou...

Obama's Fecklessness Perpetuates Syrian Bloodshed

Peter S. Goodman | Posted 04.02.2014 | World
Peter S. Goodman

Obama's indecision and political inclinations reinforced the status quo inside Syria -- terror, bloodshed and the prospect of endless war. If you're Assad and you are willing to employ any means to cling to power, Obama has effectively demonstrated that you can carry on while ignoring the rhetorical threats of outside intervention.

McCain: Obama Worse Than Jimmy Carter

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) says President Barack Obama's handling of the crisis in Syria has made him a worse leader than even the right's favorite pu...

Enough of the Handwringing: The Loss of American Influence in the Arab World Is Programmed

Dr. Charles G. Cogan | Posted 03.10.2014 | World
Dr. Charles G. Cogan

The Punditocracy, especially on the Right, is lamenting the fact that the United States has lost much of its clout in the Arab World. But this was to be expected.

'Troublemaker' Hersh Should Be Welcomed Back

Robert Miraldi | Posted 03.02.2014 | Media
Robert Miraldi

It may be a New Year, but it is the same old Sy Hersh, arguably America's best investigative reporter, who is still sticking his thumb in the eye of power at the age of 76 and exposing what he sees as the abuse of power.

Obama, British Leader Discuss National Security Challenges

AP | Posted 11.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron have discussed ongoing national security challenges in Iran, Syria...

Sam Stein

Top Obama Adviser On Syria: 'We're Not Taking Any Options Off The Table'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 09.29.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A top Obama administration official said on Sunday that a UN Security Council resolution requiring the Syrian government to inventory an...

Obama Applauds Major Deal On Chemical Weapons

AP | Posted 09.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama says a deal reached on a United Nations resolution to eliminate Syria's chemical weapons is "potentially a huge v...

Poll: Putin More Effective Than Obama On Syria

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 09.27.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama gets lower marks for his effectiveness on Syria than does Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to an online Economist/Yo...

Leaders Make Renewed Push For Syria Resolution At UN

Reuters | Posted 11.24.2013 | World

By Steve Holland and Asma Alsharif UNITED NATIONS, Sept 24 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama appealed to the United Nations on T...

Obama and Syria: Damned If He Does, Damned If He Doesn't

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 11.19.2013 | Politics
Clarence B. Jones

The president and his foreign policy team of advisers must now decide just what is the United States' foreign policy in Syria and throughout the Middle East: fostering the status quo and state sovereignty or regime changes based on OUR concepts of democracy?

Michael Calderone

NYT Editors, Columnists Met With Obama During Syria Push

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 09.19.2013 | Media

NEW YORK -- In his new book, The Message, MSNBC.com editor Richard Wolffe describes how the Obama White House grew frustrated in 2011 with The New Yor...