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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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John Kerry Rushes In Where Obama Will Not Tread

September 30, 2015
Peter Baker | The New York Times
For four years, President Obama has watched the civil war in Syria with deep frustration. It is, he tells advisers, an intractable situation, though he uses a grittier word. The best the United States can do in the short term, he says, is manage it as much as possible.
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Obama tries to define his legacy abroad -- while the rest of the world tests it

September 29, 2015
Christi Parsons | Los Angeles Times
With his time dwindling on the global stage, President Obama is seizing every moment of this week’s gathering of world leaders here to define his misunderstood worldview -- before it defines him.
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Obama and Putin: That was awkward

September 29, 2015
Michael Crowley | POLITICO
Frosty exchanges mark their first formal sitdown in more than two years.
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Clues to U.S. Relationships Can Be Seen in U.N. Body Language

September 28, 2015
Peter Baker, Gardiner Harris | The New York Times
As President Obama makes his way through the halls and chamber of the United Nations with all the other world leaders attending the General Assembly this week, it will be a little like a high school reunion with motorcades.
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