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U.S. unity with Europe vital to pressuring Russia on Ukraine

February 9, 2015
President Obama and Germany’s leader Angela Merkel showed unity in their support for an end to fighting between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian rebels, but there have been signs of a rift over whether to send arms to the Ukrainian government. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner joins Gwen Ifill to discuss what the president may do and the relationship between the two leaders.
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If talks on Ukraine fail, Obama would consider sending arms, he says

February 10, 2015
Christi Parsons, Kathleen Hennessey | Los Angeles Times
President Obama acknowledged Monday that he is considering arming Ukraine’s military if a diplomatic push fails to yield a cease-fire with Russia-backed separatists, but he sounded skeptical that sending weapons would defuse the conflict that has killed more than 5,000 people.

Fighting the Islamic State, U.S. Considers Arming Ukraine, Signs of Economic Improvement and Vaccination Politics

February 6, 2015
Jordan steps up its fight against ISIS, Russian aggression in Ukraine picks up, and the U.S. economy shows more signs of life
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Should the U.S. beef up military support to Ukraine?

February 5, 2015
With the reigniting of the war in Ukraine, Western leaders are battling over how to help end the conflict. Should the U.S. send arms to fight Russian-backed rebels? Gwen Ifill hears opposing views from former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Steven Pifer and John Mearsheimer of the University of Chicago.
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White House Reconsiders Arms for Ukraine

February 3, 2015
Alexis Simendinger | Real Clear Politics
President Obama and his foreign policy team are assessing whether to change course to help arm Ukraine in a continuing bloody conflict with Russia, the White House confirmed Monday.
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Obama's YouTube Moment, Harry Reid's Return and Upheaval in Ukraine

January 23, 2015
On the Webcast Extra, Alexis Simendinger reports on President Obama's round of interviews with YouTube personalities and the administration's digital approach to get the State of the Union message out. While the viewership of the speech itself was down, the White House hopes to further their reach. But as Simendinger says, engagement is not necessarily persuasion. Plus, Harry Reid returned to the Capitol this week after an exercising accident left him with and injured eye and ribs. Which Democratic senators have been filling in? And what are their long-term goals? And in Ukraine this week, the ceasefire appears to be crumbling.
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What 2014 global conflicts and challenges will carry over into the new year?

January 1, 2015
In 2014, ISIS, Boko Haram and Crimea became household names and Ebola re-entered the scene as a medical crisis. Gwen Ifill speaks with Indira Lakshmanan of Bloomberg News, David Ignatius of the Washington Post and David Miliband of the International Rescue Committee about this past year’s biggest global challenges, and what conflicts to expect in the coming year.
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'This Week' Game Changer: Overseas Adversaries

December 29, 2014
Martha Raddatz | ABC News
ABC News' Martha Raddatz on the new villain ISIS emerging with terrifying tactics while remnants of the Cold War were reignited by Vladimir Putin in Russia.

The Stories That Shaped 2014

December 26, 2014
From good economic news to foreign policy challenges, 2014 was eventful.
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