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Obama Reasserts Hope for TPP Passage This Year

May 26, 2016
Carol Lee | The Wall Street Journal
President Barack Obama told a crowd of young Vietnamese entrepreneurs that he hopes to see a new 12-nation trade pact ratified this year. Mr. Obama, speaking during a question-and-answer session on the last day of his visit to Vietnam, said the Trans-Pacific Partnership will raise labor and environmental standards across Southeast Asia while giving the region an economic jolt.
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Obama touts his vision for deeper U.S. relationship with Vietnam: 'Hearts can change'

May 24, 2016
Christi Parsons | Los Angeles Times
President Obama held up a generation of Vietnam War veterans as an inspiration for young Vietnamese people on Tuesday, arguing they are proof that “hearts can change” and urging the two nations to move from conflict to partnership.
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U.S. Lifts Arms Embargo on Vietnam

May 23, 2016
Carol Lee, James Hookway | The Wall Street Journal
The U.S. will lift a decades-old ban on sales of lethal arms to Vietnam, a major policy shift that President Barack Obama said would end a “lingering vestige of the Cold War” and pave the way for more-normal ties between the two nations.
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Legacy of a Secret Pact Haunts Efforts to End War in Syria

May 17, 2016
David Sanger | The New York Times
One hundred years ago on Monday, Britain and France signed a secret agreement carving out “spheres of influence” that ultimately created the modern Middle East.
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Obama’s Visit Raises Ghosts of Hiroshima

May 11, 2016
David Sanger | The New York Times
For decades, visitors to the ghostly dome in Hiroshima that stands like a sole survivor from the dropping of the atomic bomb there more than 70 years ago entered a world that mixed unspeakable tragedy with historical amnesia.
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2016 Veepstakes: Who will be the #2 on the party tickets?

May 6, 2016
Speculation has already started about who the vice presidential candidates will be.
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Trump fails to impress foreign-policy experts

April 28, 2016
Michael Crowley | Politico
A speech aimed at boosting his credibility got low marks from across the spectrum.
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An ‘Evolving’ Donald Trump to Discuss Foreign Policy in Washington

April 27, 2016
Ashley Parker | The New York Times
Donald J. Trump has worried the foreign policy establishment by threatening to dismantle the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and by playing down the risk of nuclear proliferation.
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