Obama: Leading from the front again


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From the start of his second term, the president has endured a cascade of foreign policy crises that often left him looking reactive and uncertain.

Mitt Romney’s 2016 pitch: I’m a foreign policy prophet


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But is he right about that?

Did Obama’s inaction in Yemen lead to Paris?


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While the Obama administration was fighting ISIL, Al Qaeda was regrouping in Yemen.

John Brennan’s zigzag on torture


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Has Obama’s CIA director gone native?

Dysfunction Washington can agree on


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The critique of a micromanaging White House national security team is gaining currency.

Kerry under fire for punting on Iran


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The secretary is coming under increasing pressure to deliver an agreement or give up.

2 Dems open to ‘spotters’ helping to fight ISIL


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Their comments echo suggestions by administration officials.

Iran deal by Monday? Don’t bet on it


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The overwhelming consensus among roughly a dozen sources is that the nuclear talks will be extended next week into early 2015.

The war over Obama’s new war in Iraq


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The key question: Who’s in charge?