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The Cairo Consensus

Will Egyptian voters cast their ballot against the United States and Israel?

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Pete Souza/The White House via Getty Images

The OBL Blowback

Is Obama's chest thumping a turnoff?

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Mario Tama/Getty Images

The New, New World Order

Do Americans still hate the United Nations?

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Scott Olson/Getty Images

Politics at the Pump

Why do domestic politicians pay the price for a global problem?

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Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Romney’s Hill to Climb

If Romney thinks he can beat Obama on foreign policy, he's going to have to do a whole lot more than just criticize the president.

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Hearts and Minds

As of late 2010, a higher percentage of Afghans than Americans supported the war there. But is that support eroding?

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Persian Mathematics

Despite the Republican claims that Obama's Iran policy is weak-kneed, the American public generally supports his wait-and-see approach. That is, of course, unless it doesn't work.

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Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images

A Threat We Can Live With

Most Americans really don’t like North Korea, but few say it’s worth going to war to make them get rid of their nuclear weapons.

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Majid Saeedi/Getty Images

Asking the Right Question

Why are polls so all over the map when it comes to bombing Iran?

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Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

One Nation Under God

With Obama’s contraceptive plan putting him in hot water, how much does religion really matter at the ballot box?

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FAROUK BATICHE/AFP/Getty Images

Don’t Count on a Syria Intervention

In the end, Americans just aren't interested in getting involved in promoting democracy overseas.

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Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

The Bin Laden Bounce

Does killing bad guys really help at the ballot box?

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Saul Loeb-Pool/Getty Images

Home Front

The presidency will be won or lost on the strength of the economy, but some surprising international issues may mix things up.

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