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Inside Obama’s presidency

Watch Inside Obama’s Presidency on PBS. See more from FRONTLINE. Related content: View more on drone strikes under the Obama administration. Drone strikes in Pakistan Reporting from Pakistan, Need to Know investigates the impact U.S. drone attacks are having on citizens in targeted areas. Interview with Pir Zubair Shah Anchor Scott Simon interviews Pir Zubair [...]

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  What’s at Stake: Foreign policy

The heated rhetoric doesn’t offer much of a guidepost on how either would navigate the challenges ahead.

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Around the web: Drone politics

NTK’s Joshua Foust talks to the Council on Foreign Relations about the still-fraught relationship between the United States and Pakistan.

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Losing the narrative

Drones are not a universal panacea to terrorism issues. But they can be effective – especially as part of a holistic campaign to undermine and displace violent extremist groups.

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A hollow victory: The slow unraveling of Libya

There’s been a months-long string of horrifying stories coming out of Libya that seems to merit mostly shrugs. Joshua Foust asks: What is going on?

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War with Iran? Sanctions, oil embargo and threat to close trade route add to tension

Economic sanctions have driven the Iranian currency to record lows, and a new oil embargo could drive the Iranian regime to desperation. Is war on the horizon?

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The real global thinkers

Foreign Policy’s annual list of top global thinkers is almost as interesting as the people who failed to secure a spot in the prestigious lineup, writes Joshua Foust.

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Obama stresses Asia-Pacific’s importance as he announces increased military presence in Australia

Even as the U.S. military scales down operations in the Middle East, it’s sharpening its focus on the Asia-Pacific, President Obama declared this week, evoking dismay from China.

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What to do about Syria? The brutality continues, even as the world spotlight fades

Human Rights Watch said this week that more than 3,500 people have been killed in Syria. The brutality against civilians has only worsened, but the world can’t seem to agree on what to do about it.

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