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Diplomacy and Sanctions, Yes. Left Unspoken on Iran? Sabotage.

January 20, 2016
David Sanger | The New York Times
President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry have a simple explanation for their surprising success in getting Iran to dismantle much of its nuclear infrastructure, ship out 98 percent of its nuclear fuel and release five American prisoners: Patient diplomacy, backed by escalating economic sanctions, accomplished more than military action ever could have.
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Obama's royal pain

January 6, 2016
Michael Crowley | POLITICO
The U.S.-Saudi partnership may be bending toward a breaking point.
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How Barack will juggle Bibi, Vlad and Hillary

December 30, 2015
Michael Crowley | POLITICO
Bibi Netanyahu is waiting him out. Vladimir Putin may try to test him. And Hillary Clinton is keeping a wary eye on him. As he enters the final year of his presidency, Barack Obama will find his foreign policy complicated in new ways by the clock ticking down to his last day in office.
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A Climate Deal, 6 Fateful Years in the Making

December 14, 2015
Coral Davenport | The New York Times
It took almost two weeks for negotiators from 195 countries to finally pass the landmark climate accord this weekend after several espresso-fueled all-nighters and long, passionate debates over the meaning of a single word, such as “shall.”
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Obama officials are talking to Putin more than ever

December 14, 2015
Michael Crowley | POLITICO
But do they have anything to show from their stepped-up dialogue?
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The Coalition Fighting ISIS, Clinton's Campaign Tightrope and Holiday Book Suggestions

November 27, 2015
95% of airstrikes in Syria conducted by U.S. forces, Clinton's "fine line" on foreign policy and must-read books.

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.
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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.
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