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Unexpected Responses to a Massive Aid Program

Unexpected Responses to a Massive Aid Program

This week, Israel and the U.S. signed a $38 billion military aid package. It was controversial, but not necessarily for the reasons you would think.

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To Drone, Or Not To Drone—That Is The Question

To Drone, Or Not To Drone—That Is The Question

Over the last 15 years, the fervent embrace of drone strikes have helped the U.S. create the most far-reaching counterterrorism apparatus in history.

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John McCain Blames ISIS on Obama

John McCain Blames ISIS on Obama

Senator McCain has blamed President Obama’s Iraq policy for the terrorist attack in Orlando, Florida. His argument doesn’t stand scrutiny.

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Obama’s Post-Presidential Foreign Policy

Obama’s Post-Presidential Foreign Policy

In an April 2015 Gallup poll, President Obama’s administration won the highest approval rating of any world leader among non-U.S. citizens.

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Obama Lifts Arms Embargo on Vietnam

Obama Lifts Arms Embargo on Vietnam

Despite concerns human rights violations in Vietnam, Obama opted to fully lift the arms embargo on lethal military equipment during his recent visit.

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U.S. Must Still Compete with Russia for Vietnam’s Affections

U.S. Must Still Compete with Russia for Vietnam’s Affections

The U.S. decision to lift its arms embargo against Vietnam must factor in Russian rivalry and regional economic considerations.

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In Response to Europe’s Needs

In Response to Europe’s Needs

President Obama will have a hard time assisting EU leaders in their fight against terrorism, and in dealing with economic stagnation and mass migration

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First Tango in Buenos Aires: Mending U.S.-Argentinian Relations

First Tango in Buenos Aires: Mending U.S.-Argentinian Relations

Obama has set out to improve economic and political ties with the country since the election of Mauricio Macri, a centrist pro-market president that vowed to break from the Kirchner legacy.

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What a Trump Presidency Could Mean for U.S.-Russia Relations

What a Trump Presidency Could Mean for U.S.-Russia Relations

A Donald Trump presidency could certainly bring some positive dynamics to U.S.-Russia relations but will not be a game-changer.

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Obama’s Cuba Visit: Throwing the First Pitch with Climate Diplomacy

Obama’s Cuba Visit: Throwing the First Pitch with Climate Diplomacy

Climate change doesn’t recognize ideological or geographic boundaries. The body of water that threatens to take a big bite out of Cuba is doing the same to dozens of cities along the coastline of the southernmost state of its nemesis to the north—Florida.

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Obama’s Visit to Cuba & the Lifting of Travel Restrictions

Obama’s Visit to Cuba & the Lifting of Travel Restrictions

On March 15, President Obama announced that certain travel restrictions between the United States and Cuba would be reduced in preparation for his visit to the small island country.

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The Islamic State in Libya

The Islamic State in Libya

ISIS’ growing activity has caught the attention of U.S. officials who see no other option than to address the Islamic State threat in Libya with military action.

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The Cuban Embargo After Obama: The Presidential Candidates’ Platforms

The Cuban Embargo After Obama: The Presidential Candidates’ Platforms

Obama has already begun the process of normalizing relations with Raul Castro’s government. However, it will fall upon the next U.S. President to end the island’s economic isolationism.

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Remember Rwanda when Discussing Syria and Iraq

Remember Rwanda when Discussing Syria and Iraq

Rwanda will always be remembered as a genocide that came from the failure of the international community to act.

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GLACIER and the Arctic Future

GLACIER and the Arctic Future

Global and regional leaders met in Alaska at the 2015 GLACIER conference, trying to shape the future of the Arctic. That future will probably look like one of five existing models.

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