foreign policy

  • American soldiers are seen at the U.S. army base in Qayyara, south of Mosul October 25, 2016. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani - RTX2QEM0
    January 13, 2017  

    President Obama came into office with a desire to wind down America’s wars overseas. Today the Middle East is a far more volatile place than it was. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner reports and Judy Woodruff gets an assessment from Gen. David Petraeus, former Assistant Secretary of State Philip Gordon, and Eric Edelman, former State and Defense Department official. Continue reading

  • U.S. President Barack Obama shakes hands with Russian President Vladimir Putin during their meeting at the United Nations General Assembly in New York September 28, 2015. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque       TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTX1SYAO
    January 12, 2017  

    President-elect Trump has said he would like to improve relations with Russia. But his choice for defense secretary, Gen. James Mattis, views Russia as America’s number one threat. What’s the reality of the White House-Kremlin dynamic? Steve Inskeep discusses with Evelyn Farkas, a former Defense Department official, and Michael McFaul, former U.S. ambassador to Russia. Continue reading

  • Retired U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn will be the next national security adviser under President-elect Donald Trump. Photo by Mike Segar/Reuters
    January 10, 2017   BY  

    WASHINGTON – On Tuesday, national security adviser Susan Rice will symbolically “pass the baton” to her successor, retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, at a ceremony held at the U.S. Institute of Peace. Continue reading

  • Photo of President-elect Donald Trump by Carlos Barria/Reuters
    December 26, 2016  

    President-elect Trump has defied tradition by inserting himself into policy matters prior to taking office. William Brangham speaks with Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report and Stuart Rothenberg of The Rothenberg & Gonzales Political Report to discuss Mr. Trump’s messaging and motivation, his vow to dissolve his charitable foundation and anticipating an unconventional presidency. Continue reading

  • U.S. President Barack Obama waves after speaking about counter-terrorism during his visit to MacDill Air Force Base, home to U.S. Central Command and U.S. Special Operations Command, in Tampa, Florida, U.S. December 6, 2016. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque - RTSUZ6F
    December 6, 2016  

    In our news wrap Tuesday, President Obama gave his last major national security speech, defending his record on fighting terrorism while maintaining American ideals. Addressing troops at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida, Mr. Obama said he had overseen a “shift” in U.S. efforts to combat terror. Also, in Iraq, anti-Islamic State army units made a new push toward the center of Mosul. Continue reading

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    December 5, 2016  

    On Friday, President-elect Donald Trump placed a controversial call to the president of Taiwan. On Monday, he joined Ivanka Trump in her meeting with former Vice President Al Gore on climate change. Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report, Karen Tumulty of The Washington Post and Geoff Dyer of the Financial Times join Judy Woodruff to discuss Mr. Trump’s Cabinet and “unpredictable” foreign policy. Continue reading

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    December 1, 2016  

    In his new book, “The Iran Wars: Spy Games, Bank Battles and the Secret Deals that Reshaped the Middle East,” The Wall Street Journal’s Jay Solomon discusses the U.S. power struggle with Iran, including the Obama administration’s nuclear deal and controversial cash delivery and whether Iran complicated the American stance on Assad. Solomon sits down with Margaret Warner to discuss his work. Continue reading

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    November 30, 2016  

    As chairs of the Middle East Strategy Task Force, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and former National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley are leading a bipartisan effort to stabilize one of the world’s most volatile regions. Albright and Hadley join Judy Woodruff to discuss the task force’s report and recommendations, American ‘humility’ and their expectations of President-elect Trump. Continue reading

  • Former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger arrives for a memorial service for late Social Democratic senior politician Egon Bahr at St. Mary's Church in Berlin, Germany, September 17, 2015. Egon Bahr, an eminent German Social Democrat who with late Chancellor Willy Brandt forged a policy of rapprochement with Communist Eastern Europe known as "Ostpolitik" during the Cold War, died at the age of 93 on August 20, 2015. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch - RTS1J4M
    November 21, 2016  

    At 93, Henry Kissinger is still one of the most influential — and controversial — foreign policy figures in America, says Jeffrey Goldberg, Atlantic editor-in-chief. The former secretary of state recently joined Goldberg for a conversation about the Obama legacy, the president-elect and more. Judy Woodruff reports as part of a collaboration between The Atlantic and the PBS NewsHour. Continue reading

  • Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks during a Reuters Newsmaker conversation in Manhattan, New York, U.S., September 21, 2016. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly - RTSOSL0
    November 17, 2016  

    Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met with President-elect Donald Trump in New York, in Mr. Trump’s first face-to-face meeting with a world leader since the election. Many have wondered if the president-elect’s campaign rhetoric is the same as his foreign policy. Former Reagan administration official Michael Pillsbury and David Rothkopf of Foreign Policy join Judy Woodruff. Continue reading

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