July 12th, 2014
02:04 PM ET
3 weeks ago

Perry: Paul 'isolationist policies' are 'curiously blind,' 'wrong'

(CNN) – "Curiously blind" and "wrong."

Is Rick Perry previewing harsh political attacks against Rand Paul should the two potential 2016 presidential candidates square off in a debate over foreign policy?

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Filed under: 2016 • Foreign Policy • Rand Paul • Rick Perry
Foreign policy helps push Obama to new low
June 18th, 2014
11:40 AM ET
1 month ago

Foreign policy helps push Obama to new low

Washington (CNN) - It's a new low for President Barack Obama.

Facing numerous international challenges, including the new bloodshed in Iraq, the civil war in Syria, and the fighting in Ukraine, as well as the controversial swapping of five Taliban prisoners held at Guantanamo Bay for the release of a U.S. soldier held captive in Afghanistan, a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll indicates just 37% of Americans say they approve of how the President's handling foreign policy. That's an all time low in NBC News/Wall Street Journal polling.

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Romney rips Obama, Clinton on foreign policy
June 12th, 2014
06:06 PM ET
2 months ago

Romney rips Obama, Clinton on foreign policy

(CNN) – Mitt Romney blasted President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton over foreign policy Thursday, saying their leadership during Obama’s first term helped weaken America’s standing in the world.

The 2012 GOP presidential nominee went after Clinton in particular for arguing that the five Taliban detainees released last month in exchange for captive Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl aren’t a threat to the United States.

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What's not in Hillary Clinton's memoir?
June 10th, 2014
01:10 AM ET
2 months ago

What's not in Hillary Clinton's memoir?

Washington(CNN) – How many ways can political reporters, pundits and book reviewers write that Hillary Clinton's memoir "Hard Choices" is devoid of salacious details or titillatingly news?

Many, apparently.

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Rice: United States is leading with ‘lethal and non-lethal’ aid to Syria
June 6th, 2014
11:56 AM ET
2 months ago

Rice: United States is leading with ‘lethal and non-lethal’ aid to Syria

Colleville-sur-Mer, France (CNN) - Defending President Barack Obama’s foreign policy as one of global leadership – rather than the passive stance his critics portray – National Security Adviser Susan Rice said Friday the United States was taking important steps in Syria by offering both "lethal and non-lethal" aid to the moderate opposition fighting a bloody civil war.

“The United States has been the single largest contributor of humanitarian assistance, providing over 1.7 billion dollars,” she said in an interview with CNN. “That's why the United States has ramped up its support for the moderate vetted opposition, providing lethal and nonlethal support where we can to support both the civilian opposition and the military opposition.”

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Filed under: Foreign Policy • President Obama • Susan Rice • Syria
Obama revamps his foreign policy baseball metaphor
May 29th, 2014
08:50 AM ET
2 months ago

Obama revamps his foreign policy baseball metaphor

Washington (CNN) – President Barack Obama is retooling the foreign policy metaphor that caused his critics to claim he was taking a passive stance abroad.

Instead of hitting singles and doubles, Obama now says he’s focused on swinging at the right pitch.

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Filed under: 2016 • Foreign Policy • President Obama
Obama to lay out foreign policy approach in speech at West Point
May 25th, 2014
09:07 AM ET
2 months ago

Obama to lay out foreign policy approach in speech at West Point

Washington (CNN) - Eager to respond to criticism of his foreign policy approach to recent crises, from Syria to Ukraine, President Barack Obama will lay out his vision on Wednesday at the commencement at West Point for how the United States should apply force around the world.

"You will hear the President discuss how the United States will use all the tools in our arsenal without over-reaching," a White House official said.

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Filed under: Foreign Policy • Military • President Obama
May 18th, 2014
10:02 PM ET
2 months ago

Christie calls for more forceful foreign policy

(CNN) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie painted a bleak picture of America's standing in the world on Sunday, blaming the Obama administration for making the country appear weak by not defending the nation's values in other parts of the globe.

"No one understands any longer who America stands with or against," he argued. "No one really understands exactly what we'll stand for - and what we are willing to sacrifice to stand up for it."

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Filed under: 2016 • Chris Christie • Foreign Policy
May 1st, 2014
07:59 PM ET
3 months ago

Crossfire: Is Obama striding or stumbling on the world stage?

(CNN) – Is Barack Obama doing enough to stop Vladimir Putin?

That’s the question CNN “Crossfire” co-hosts Van Jones, on the left, and Newt Gingrich, on the right, asked Rep. Karen Bass, D-California, and Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisconsin, on Thursday.
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Filed under: Crossfire • Foreign Policy • Obama administration • President Obama • Ron Johnson • Russia • Ukraine • Vladimir Putin
Should U.S. butt out of international conflicts?
April 30th, 2014
01:09 PM ET
3 months ago

Should U.S. butt out of international conflicts?

Washington (CNN) - Stay out.

That seems to increasingly be the message from Americans when it comes to U.S. involvement in global hotspots, such as the crisis in Ukraine and the bloody civil war in Syria.

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Filed under: Foreign Policy • Poll • President Obama • Ukraine
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