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Will the National Security Strategy Answer the Questions SOTU Left Hanging?

Will the National Security Strategy Answer the Questions SOTU Left Hanging?

From the foreign policy point of view, State of the Union addresses are painful affairs. They rarely focus on foreign policy or national security and, when they do, they tend not to engage the topic with the seriousness and rigor that it demands.

Here's What to Look For in Tonight's State of the Union

Here's What to Look For in Tonight's State of the Union

A quick guide to what Obama will say on foreign policy -- and what he'll try to avoid.

Foreign policy establishment figure calls for firing the Obama foreign policy team

Foreign policy establishment figure calls for firing the Obama foreign policy team

A former member of Carter administration is calling for a total makeover of Obama's foreign policy team.

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Will the National Security Strategy Answer the Questions SOTU Left Hanging?

From the foreign policy point of view, State of the Union addresses are painful affairs. They rarely focus on foreign policy or national security and, ...

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Treasury’s Cohen to Become CIA Deputy

David Cohen, the driving force behind the U.S. Treasury Department's increasingly sophisticated use of financial warfare, has been tapped as deputy director of the Central ...

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8 Things the President Can Do to Leave a Legacy that Measures up to His Promises

President Barack Obama’s 2014 early Christmas treat of a promise to quickly normalize relations with Cuba brought a tantalizing taste of something that had scarcely ...

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Exclusive: Obama’s Point Man for Closing Guantanamo to Step Down

After 18 months on the job, President Barack Obama’s point man for closing the U.S. prison in Guantanamo Bay is stepping down, Foreign Policy has ...

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Number 2 at CIA Moves to White House

The selection of Avril Haines to serve as deputy to National Security Advisor Susan Rice will put an Obama administration veteran with a long record ...

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The Torture Report Is Only the First Step

Next must come investigation, punishment, and binding law to make sure that America never loses sight of its morals again.

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The torture report is another in a long line of accountability successes and failures in America

What the Boeing Dreamliner saga, the torture report, and the Iraq War tell us about the successes and failures of accountability in the United States.

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Don’t believe the CIA’s ticking time bomb excuse when it says it had to torture.

Don’t believe the CIA’s ticking time bomb excuse when it says it had to torture.

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Change He Doesn’t Believe In

The deliberative President Obama has launched a powerful "do something" foreign policy. But does he even buy his own fourth-quarter course correction?

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Why an Excellent Choice for SecDef Will Likely See His Tenure End Like His Predecessors' Did: in Tears

Should Ash Carter ultimately become the next U.S. secretary of defense -- as now seems likely -- he will be continuing an important, underappreciated tradition ...

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It’s Not a (Totally) Poisoned Chalice

Some “presidential” suggestions for Ash Carter on taking the Pentagon’s top job.

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Dis Town

Americans have an uncomfortable relationship with smart. They are perfectly happy to celebrate genius, provided it doesn't make them uncomfortable or require too much of ...

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White House Gaffe Outs American Held by the Islamic State

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