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  • How foreign is Obama's policy in the White House?

    Many people are lamenting the bad consequences of President Obama's foreign policy, and some are questioning his competence.

  • White House sidesteps questions about releasing spy Jonathan Pollard

    White House spokesman Jay Carney sidestepped a question about whether the U.S. is weighing the possibility of an early release for Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard in exchange for concessions in the Mideast peace talks. Carney did not respond directly when asked Monday afternoon if he would break...

  • White House: Russia should pull back troops to 'pre-crisis' levels

    The White House on Monday urged Russia to drawdown military troops to “pre-crisis positions and levels" and said the U.S. would not negotiate over Ukraine's future without the consent of the Ukrainian people.

  • Kerry to Mideast at critical point in peace talks

    TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry rushed to the Middle East on Monday for a surprise visit aimed at rescuing his Mideast diplomatic efforts, as peace talks approached a critical make-or-break point. Kerry landed in Israel late Monday before heading to Jerusalem for...

  • Can foreign policy be a winning issue for Republicans?

    Conventional wisdom has it that Americans don't care about foreign policy because they're tired after more than a decade of conflict. But they're certainly paying attention.

  • US, Russia offer differing solutions on Ukraine

    PARIS (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov are advancing far different proposals on how to calm tensions and de-escalate the crisis in Ukraine as Russia continues to mass troops along its border with the former Soviet republic. As Kerry called...

  • Free nations should band together to promote shared values

    Americans wanted to know how the president planned to end the Great War and prevent the next one. And so, on September 27, 1918, Woodrow Wilson took to the stage of the Metropolitan Opera House. There, amid the beaux arts glitter and gilt, he declared that what the world needed was a League of...

  • US mediators try to rescue Mideast peace talks

    JERUSALEM (AP) — American mediators held urgent contacts with Israeli and Palestinian officials Sunday in hopes of salvaging troubled Mideast peace talks — searching for a formula to bring the sides back together and extend the negotiations beyond a current late-April deadline. Officials...

  • Obama must get over his weakness to stop Russia

    Can you hear the Russian national anthem playing in President Vladimir Putin's private suite while he and his oligarch comrades sip vodka martinis, laughing at how they played the predictable U.S. president and boasting of their future conquests? Putin clearly stated his objectives years ago...

  • Vladimir Putin calls Obama to discuss Ukraine crisis

    Russian President Vladimir Putin called President Obama on Friday to discuss the “U.S. proposal for a diplomatic resolution to the crisis in Ukraine,” the White House announced. During the call with Obama, who is in Saudi Arabia -- his latest stop on a weeklong overseas trip -- the two...

  • Obama meets with Saudi king, weighs new Syria aid

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — The United States is considering allowing shipments of portable air defense systems to Syrian rebels, a U.S. official said Friday, as President Barack Obama sought to reassure Saudi Arabia's king that the U.S. is not taking too soft a stance in Syria and other...

  • Obama tries to mend rift with Saudis

    President Obama met with Saudi King Abdullah in Riyadh Friday, the last stop on his weeklong foreign trip as he tried to cool tensions with a key U.S. ally in the Middle East. "The United States and Saudi Arabia are working together to address a number of critical bilateral and regional...

  • Obama forced to settle for status quo in Crimea

    President Obama will leave Europe armed with little more than threats against Russian President Vladimir Putin, raising concerns over his ability to deter the Kremlin from expanding its footprint beyond Crimea.

  • Will Obama's Saudi visit be painful? Signs point to yes

    The Saudis have been less than pleased -- to say the least -- with Obama administration policies they believe have made a mess of the Middle East. And they're eager to vent their displeasure face-to-face.

  • Senators urge Obama to cancel contracts with Russian arms exporter

    A bipartisan group of senators urged President Obama on Thursday to end the Pentagon's contractual relationship with a Russian state arms dealer, as tensions between the United States and Russia continue to soar. Rosoboronexport, Russia's official state arms exporter, has been offered more...



From the Weekly Standard

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