foreign policy

  • 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

  • Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump appears at a campaign rally in Sioux City, Iowa, U.S. November 6,  2016.   REUTERS/Carlo Allegri - RTX2S719
    November 16, 2016  

    President-elect Donald Trump is in the process of deciding who will fill critical national security and diplomatic posts. Who’s in the running, and how is the international community reacting? Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss that, as well as why President Obama is trying to assuage European concerns about the next president’s stances. Continue reading

  • U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton arrives to a press briefing before boarding her campaign plane at the Westchester County airport in White Plains, New York, U.S. September 19, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTSOHKX
    September 19, 2016  

    With terrorism suddenly at the forefront of the news, Hillary Clinton campaigned on her national security qualifications, referencing experiences in the Situation Room and dealing with foreign enemies of the U.S. Meanwhile, Donald Trump called into Fox News to suggest that police have been constrained in pursuing suspects because they are under pressure not to profile. John Yang reports. Continue reading

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    September 19, 2016  

    Mirroring their dissimilar campaigns, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump responded very differently to Saturday’s bombings, with Clinton emphasizing her experience and Trump focusing on immigration. But even when they’re discussing the same issues, are the candidates evaluated according to separate standards? Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report and NPR’s Tamara Keith join Gwen Ifill to discuss. Continue reading

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting in Moscow on July 14. Photo by Kirill Kudryavtsev/Pool/ Reuters
    September 8, 2016  

    What kind of relations should the U.S. have with Russia and President Vladimir Putin? It’s a question that could affect the future of the Syrian conflict and European security, and the two candidates have strikingly different takes. Judy Woodruff speaks with former Assistant Secretary of State Philip Gordon, an advisor to the Clinton campaign, and Trump campaign advisor Boris Epshteyn. Continue reading

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