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A Look Back at Barack Obama’s Foreign Policy

A look back at the pivot to Asia, the reset with Russia, Obama's deal with Iran and the war in Libya.

Was China’s Latest U.N. Veto Payback for Trump Bluster on Taiwan, Trade?

Beijing had left daylight with Moscow on U.N. vote on Syria, but suddenly shifted course and stymied U.S. goals after the president-elect’s weekend antics.

Before you trash government health care,  consider the story of this veteran’s family

When my husband was honorably discharged from the Marine Corps in September 2003, after almost a decade of service, he had no job, no health insurance and a 16 month old son.

One killed in Kashmir as anti-India clashes erupt

Police say civilian was killed by a stray live round in Arwani village during protests that followed a gun battle.

SitRep: Trump Refusing Intel Briefings; China Slams Trump’s Security Advisor; Congress Readies Russia Hack Investigations

Mattis About to Get His Waiver; Navy in a Budget Battle with Pentagon Bosses; Deadly Airstrike in Iraq; And Lots More

Will new Uzbek president alter the dictatorial course?

New leader Shavkat Mirziyoyev has Uzbekistan's people wondering if the hard-line rule under Islam Karimov will change.

BfV: Russia is trying to destabilise Germany

Moscow targets EU's biggest economy with disinformation campaign and hacking ahead of 2017 election, Germany says.

Will anti-immigration party's rise pull Germany to the right?

Many worry far-right AfD party could "be a spoiler and create instability," even if it can't topple Angela Merkel

What would victory for Assad in Aleppo mean for the Syrian civil war?

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said a victory Aleppo will be a "huge step" toward the end of the civil war. Independent journalist Anna Day has covered the war in Syria extensively and joined CBSN from Beirut, Lebanon

Trump's Russian Challenge: Managing Expectations

The mood is festive in the Russian capital, and expectations are high that Donald Trump's elections may turn a new page in the difficult relationship between Moscow and Washington. The death spiral of US-Russian ties stretches back through the Barack Obama years to George W. Show More Summary

Are Donald Trump and China Destined to Clash Over Taiwan (And More)?

Benjamin Schreer Security, Asia That could mean big problems for allies.  President-elect Donald Trump’s stunning phone call with Taiwan’s president Tsai Ing-wen has overturned decades of US diplomatic protocol when it comes to the thorny cross-Strait issue. Show More Summary

The 'Other' Pearl Harbor Attack Nearly Everyone Forgets About (By Mini Japanese Submarines)

Sebastien Roblin Security, Japan’s midget submarine attack on Pearl Harbor was a suicide mission. On Dec. 7, 1941, the aircraft of the Imperial Japanese Navy rained devastation upon the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. But Japanese...Show More Summary

Trump Just Keeps Winning: America's Allies Are Boosting Defense Spending

Robert C. O'Brien Security, Europe He was accused of undermining our alliances—but they've started to pay up. Since the founding of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), the United States has carried a disproportionate share of the burden for defending the West. Show More Summary

Are Nuclear Weapons Pushing India and Pakistan towards War?

Prateek Joshi Security, Asia There's a reason why Pakistan's nuclear missiles are named after medieval invaders who plundered the Indian subcontinent. The nuclear doctrines of India and Pakistan have more or less clearly defined contours, especially in the event of an Indo-Pak conflict. Show More Summary

Inside the World of Bangui's Traumatized Street Children

The street children appear suddenly. Some emerge from the tall grass; others hop over a crumbling wall. Soon dozens of homeless kids and teenagers have assembled on the steps of an old, unused open-air stadium in Bangui, the capital city of the Central African Republic (CAR). Show More Summary

Why Taiwan Could (Still) Start World War III

If Donald Trump pushes China too far on Taiwan, its leaders may feel they have no choice but to respond.

Israel Trying to Keep Chemical Arms From Hezbollah, Defense Minister Says

Israel’s defense minister said Wednesday that Israel is making efforts to prevent Lebanese Shiite militant group Hezbollah from obtaining chemical weapons. In doing so, Avigdor Lieberman appeared to suggest there is truth to reportsShow More Summary

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