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Foreign Policy

The U.S. and Japan: An Alliance, Redefined
www.rollcall.com
TOKYO - President Barack Obama traveled to Japan this week for the G-7 summit and a landmark visit to Hiroshima, but the trip also came at a fragile time in the 70-year-old alliance between the two countries. [...]
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Libya: US backs arming of government for IS fight – BBC News
www.bbc.co.uk
The US and other world powers say they are ready to arm Libya's unity government to help it fight the self-styled Islamic State (IS) group. [...]
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c So Desperate To Get TPP Approved, It Agrees To Whitewash Mass Graves & Human Trafficking In Malaysia | Techdirt
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At the end of last month, Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), better known as "fast track" for various trade agreements, was approved after a series of back and forth procedural moves by Congress. [...]
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Jeb Bush: Foreign policy advisers seek to prevent ‘unforced errors’
www.bbc.co.uk
As Jeb Bush concludes his European tour to mixed reviews, but many of his predecessors fared much worse. It's the stuff that keeps campaign foreign policy advisers up at night. [...]
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Iran and the Obama Doctrine
www.nytimes.com
In an interview with Thomas L. Friedman, President Obama discussed the calculations that informed the Iran nuclear framework and what they say about his overall approach to foreign policy. [...]
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Israel tests U.S.-backed missile shield as Iran nuclear talks churn
www.euronews.com
A new Israeli air defence system being developed in partnership with the United States met all its objectives in a series of recent live interception tests, U.S. and Israeli officials said Wednesday, putting it on course for deployment by next year. [...]
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Export Giant Washington State Torn Over Giving Obama Trade Power
www.bloomberg.com
Sipping coffee at a Starbucks on a tree-lined road in Bothell, Washington, Representative Suzan DelBene finds herself stuck in the middle on international trade policy. [...]
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Foreign Policy Gets Its Day in the Sun at CPAC
www.usnews.com
Sounds like 1939 all over again, "lets wait and see" Oop's to late they are already marching into countries. Foreign policy hawks tout a robust approach to fighting the Islamic State group at the conservative conference. [...]
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IMF weighs dropping U.S. veto over delayed reforms – sources
www.euronews.com
The IMF’s board last month discussed two options for moving forward on voting reforms without the United States, including a proposal under which Washington would lose its veto power at the global lender, according to three sources familiar with the proposals. [...]
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Obama lays out security strategy, warns against ‘overreach’
www.reuters.com
President Barack Obama released an updated national security strategy on Friday that committed the United States to lead on pressing world issues but reflected his cautious policy [...]
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Can U.S. Foreign Policy Be Saved?
www.theamericanconservative.com
Halfway through Barack Obama’s second term it is obvious that the state of the foreign policy union is flat. Whether it is his mushy liberal internationalism, his left critics’ pacifism, his establishment’s illusional “realism,” or his right opponent’s rabid neoconservatism, all babel from set scripts that could be spewed from a child’s Fun Tab computer. [...]
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Resolutions 2015: Foreign and defense policy
www.aei.org
With the rise of the Islamic State in Iraq and al Sham, a North Korean cyberattack, President Barack Obama's diplomatic opening with Cuba, and Russia's seizure of Ukraine's Crimean peninsula as its newest territory, the world looks a lot different today than it did just one year ago. What's in store for next year? [...]
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Hamas ‘message to world’: Pay $5.4 billion or Gaza becomes ‘terror base’
www.worldtribune.com
Hamas warned that the Gaza Strip could turn into a base for what was termed terrorism. A senior official said Hamas would be unable to stop the transformation of the Gaza Strip into a … [...]
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Foreign Policy Ignorance and Instincts
www.theamericanconservative.com
A governor's foreign policy ignorance and mistakes are usually judged less harshly than a senator's. [...]
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Obama Meets With Mexican President Peña Nieto
www.thenewamerican.com
President Obama hosted a meeting with President Peña Nieto of Mexico to seek the Mexican leader’s advice on implementing administration policies on immigration and Cuba. [...]
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