Foreign Policy

Politics & Government
4:08 pm
Mon January 5, 2015

Essay: Torture, Morality And The Laws Of War

A Witness Against Torture rally in front of the Washington Monument in 2013 protested the Guantánamo Bay prison practices.
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The United States Senate Select Committee on Intelligence recently released 525 pages of its long awaited report on the use of torture by the CIA in the ongoing “war on terror.”

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Politics & Government
9:44 am
Tue December 30, 2014

An Analyst's Review of 2014 Foreign Affairs

Secretary of State John Kerry Testifies Before House Foreign Affairs Cmte On ISIL Threat back in September.
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From Russia’s incursion into Ukraine and the collapse of the Russian currency, to the ongoing crisis in the middle east, to the ebola outbreak in west Africa and independence votes in Scotland and Catalonia, it’s been a typically busy year on the foreign affairs scene. 

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Politics & Government
2:22 pm
Thu November 13, 2014

The Future of Foreign Policy with a Democratic President & Republican Senate

U.S. President Barack Obama shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping.
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President Obama and his Chinese counterpart this week announced agreement on a plan to curb carbon emissions

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Politics & Government
9:59 am
Mon November 3, 2014

"Fundamental Shift" Underway in Islamic Society, Former State Department Official Says

The Syrian town of Kobani was yet again hit by fierce fighting between Islamic State and Syrian Kurdish forces.
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Last week on Lake Effect, former CIA official Graham Fuller commented on the root causes for the rise of ISIS in the Middle East - laying a large part of the blame on US military action in Iraq.

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Politics & Government
3:23 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

Analyst: US Foreign Policy Problems Occurred Long Before The Obama Administration

"The Great Satan" is what some Iranians call the United States. This mural is on a wall of the long abandoned U.S embassy in Tehran, Iran.
Credit Desmond Kavanagh / Flickr

Reports surfaced this week that the Obama Administration is considering changing senior members of its foreign policy team after its troubled reactions to several crises.

The Ebola outbreak and the rise of the ISIS - or Islamic State - movement have taxed the United States role as a world leader and have sparked criticism from people on both sides of the aisle in this country. But Graham Fuller, leading foreign policy analyst, believes the issue with ISIS extends to a point before President Obama took office.

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7:36 pm
Tue May 14, 2013

Analyst: Obama's Having a Bad Week for Foreign Policy

Nawaz Sharif, who leads the PMLN political party, has likely won election as prime minister of Pakistan.
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The Obama administration has dealt with several major challenges in the foreign policy arena in the last couple of weeks.

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Politics & Government
1:29 pm
Wed October 31, 2012

America's Role in the World: A Conversation with Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright

Former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright.

The presidential election is less than a week away, and foreign policy: America’s place, and role, in the world, will be a key part of the job for whichever administration takes office in January.

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