WASHINGTON — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and top U.S. officials were set to face off Monday in dueling speeches on the high-stakes Iran nuclear negotiations, a signature foreign policy objective of President Barack Obama.
WASHINGTON — In a move that may ease — or exacerbate — spiraling tensions with Israel over a potential Iran nuclear deal, the White House has decided against snubbing America’s leading pro-Israel lobby and will send President Barack Obama’s national security adviser and U.N. ambassador to address its annual policy conference.
Late Friday, there was a new finding about the 2012 attack in Benghazi, Libya, that led to the deaths of Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans. Ken Dilanian of the Associated Press wrote about it, and joins Hari Sreenivasan from Washington for the latest. Continue reading
The U.S. relationship with China is critical to existential issues like economic stability and climate change. But that comes with significant concerns, like cyber-security and human rights. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner joins Gwen Ifill to discuss the dilemmas and opportunities of securing greater diplomatic and economic ties between the U.S. and China. Continue reading
- Susan Rice on arming Syrian rebels, keeping U.S. combat forces out of the fight against Islamic State
National Security Advisor Susan Rice joins Gwen Ifill to discuss what’s at stake in the fight against Islamic militants, the potential for arming the moderate Syrian opposition and why the administration doesn’t want to put boots on the ground in Iraq or Syria. Continue reading
- National Security Advisor Rice on sticking points of Mideast cease-fire and Russia proxy-war potential
National Security Advisor Susan Rice says the U.S. doesn’t support Hamas’ use of force as an attempt to end economic isolation. She joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss the prospect of a 12-hour humanitarian pause in the battle between Israel and Gaza, obstacles to achieving a cease-fire and the sway that the U.S. still holds in Mideast diplomacy, as well as evidence of Moscow’s interference in Ukraine. Continue reading
In our news wrap Monday, National Security Advisor Susan Rice urged Afghan President Hamid Karzai to sign a security agreement. Karzai has insisted on letting his successor sign after elections next April. Also, the UN announced peace talks between the Syrian government and opposition forces will take place in Geneva in January. Continue reading
President Obama urged lawmakers to hold off on seeking new sanctions against Iran, prompting some senators to urge the president to remain tough on that country. National Security Advisor Susan Rice talks to Judy Woodruff about the upcoming round of Iran nuclear negotiations, as well as challenges in Afghanistan and Syria. Continue reading
Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks discuss the week’s political news with Judy Woodruff, including the NSA’s secret collection of phone, Internet and credit card data, foreign policy staff changes in the Obama administration and the special election to replace late Sen. Frank Lautenberg. Continue reading