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How has the Paris attack shifted the U.S. fight against ISIS, refugee policy and the 2016 campaign?

November 20, 2015
The U.S. looks ahead after the recent attacks in Paris and how it affects the 2016 election.
Bashar al-Assad
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Obama Turns to Diplomacy and Military in Syria, and Is Met With Doubts

November 12, 2015
David Sanger, Helene Cooper | The New York Times
For the first time in the four-year Syrian civil war, President Obama is beginning to execute a combined diplomatic and military approach to force President Bashar al-Assad to leave office and end the carnage.
Vladamir Putin
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U.S. drawing a line against Putin in Europe

November 2, 2015
Michael Crowley | POLITICO
Often criticized for being naïve and complacent about Russian President Vladimir Putin’s ambitions, the Obama administration and its European allies are intensifying their planning and training for a potential conflict on NATO’s eastern flank, hoping to send the strongest possible message about Russian aggression.

Democrats Spar in First Debate, Obama Slows Afghan Troop Withdrawal and 2016 Fundraising Reports

October 16, 2015
The first Democratic debate of the election season lands in Las Vegas, the FEC releases campaign filings, Obama delays withdrawing troops from Afghanistan.
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Obama: Successor to Inherit Afghanistan Conflict

October 16, 2015
Alexis Simendinger | Real Clear Politics
President Obama announced Thursday that U.S. forces fighting in Afghanistan will remain there beyond his term and become the responsibility of the next commander-in-chief in 2017, scuttling his ambitions to end on his watch an unpopular 14-year-old war.
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A Biden Run Would Expose Foreign Policy Differences With Hillary Clinton

October 10, 2015
Peter Baker | The New York Times
She showed up with color-coded maps. He wrote long private memos. She argued for sending more troops to fight the enemy and help rebuild a country. He argued for a more targeted mission, a smaller deployment and a limit on how long they would stay.
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Obama avoids a showdown in Syria

October 7, 2015
Michael Crowley | POLITICO
As Vladimir Putin takes increasingly provocative actions against U.S. interests in Syria, President Barack Obama is tuning out calls from Republicans and foreign policy heavyweights to punish the Russian president through military or economic measures.

Oregon Shooting Renews Push For Gun Laws, Republican House Leadership Shakeup and Russian Airstrikes in Syria

October 2, 2015
Another school in shooting in Oregon, Republicans prepare to elect a new House Speaker, and Russia begins airstrikes in Syria,
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Obama to Putin: Good luck with that

October 2, 2015
Michael Crowley | POLITICO
As Russia pounded Syria with air strikes for a second day Thursday, the Obama administration showed little appetite for directly challenging Moscow’s bold foray into the Middle Eastern conflict.
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