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Trump’s Taiwan phone call was long planned, say people who were involved

December 5, 2016
Anne Gearan, Philip Rucker, Simon Denyer | The Washington Post
Donald Trump’s protocol-breaking telephone call with Taiwan’s leader was an intentionally provocative move that establishes the incoming president as a break with the past, according to interviews with people involved in the planning.

Trump begins transition to the White House after deeply polarizing election

November 11, 2016
President-elect Donald Trump meets with leaders in Washington to begin his transition to the White House.
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Clinton, Trump buff foreign policy bona fides on debate eve

September 26, 2016
Lisa Lerer, Jill Colvin | AP
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump were meeting separately with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Sunday, giving each candidate fresh foreign policy talking points on the eve of their first presidential debate.
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Reflective Obama Contrasts Prosperity, Instability in Final U.N. Speech

September 21, 2016
Carol Lee | The Wall Street Journal
President Barack Obama, in his final address to the United Nations General Assembly, called on world leaders to eliminate a paradox that he says has taken shape during his terms in office: a world more prosperous than at any time in recent history, yet rife with political and security crises.
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Obama Heads to United Nations With Mixed Foreign-Policy Record

September 19, 2016
Carol Lee | The Wall Street Journal
President Barack Obama makes his final appearance at the United Nations General Assembly this week, with the world looking far different from the one he envisioned taking shape under his leadership when he first addressed the annual gathering eight years ago.
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Details of Syria Pact Widen Rift Between John Kerry and Pentagon

September 14, 2016
Helene Cooper, David Sanger | The New York Times
The agreement that Secretary of State John Kerry announced with Russia to reduce the killing in Syria has widened an increasingly public divide between Mr. Kerry and Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter, who has deep reservations about the plan for American and Russian forces to jointly target terrorist groups.
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Clinton to convene experts on fighting terror, vows to bring ISIS leader ‘to justice’

September 8, 2016
Anne Gearan, John Wagner | The Washington Post
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton said Thursday that she would convene a bipartisan group of national security experts to discuss ways to combat the Islamic State and expanded on a pledge to bring "to justice" the leader of the terrorist organization.
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Clinton slams Trump as a dangerous isolationist in American Legion speech

September 1, 2016
Anne Gearan | The Washington Post
Democrat Hillary Clinton scoffed at the capabilities and worldview of Republican opponent Donald Trump on Wednesday, including his hasty trip to Mexico, as she courted support from veterans and conservatives concerned about national security.
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Critics of Iran Nuclear Deal Attack U.S. Cash Payment

August 4, 2016
Carol Lee, Jay Solomon | The Wall Street Journal
Disclosure of a $400 million cash payment from the U.S. to Tehran at the time four Americans were released in January has reignited a political furor over the Iran nuclear deal, potentially complicating White House efforts to fortify it.
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