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    • Shirley Temple: The Diplomat You Didn't Know Created: Thursday, February 13, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Shirley Temple leaves behind not only a Hollywood legacy, but a diplomatic one as well.
    • American Manifest Destiny Created: Sunday, November 06, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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    • Bill Bans "Terrorist" Ambassadors Created: Saturday, April 19, 2014 Updated: Saturday, April 19, 2014
      President Obama signed a bill banning UN ambassadors with ties to terrorism from entering the US, but he retained discretionary power for the presidency.
    • Ukraine Deal; Or Is It No Deal? Created: Saturday, April 19, 2014 Updated: Saturday, April 19, 2014
      US Secretary of State John Kerry announces a deal to de-escalate tension in Ukraine, but US President Barack Obama is skeptical.
    • What Is Multilateralism? Created: Tuesday, October 18, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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      Background on the US-Syria Relationship from Keith Porter - your About Expert to US Foreign Policy.
    • US and Cuba Have History of Complex Relations Created: Thursday, June 02, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      The US and Cuba have had a complex and hostile relationship for more than 50 years. Read more about the communism conflict and the modern repercussions." itemprop="descript't3'" --> itemprop="descr...
    • Ukraine: Back To The Brink? Created: Sunday, April 13, 2014 Updated: Sunday, April 13, 2014
      U.S., UN, and NATO officials fear that an escalation of tensions in eastern Ukraine might herald more Russian intervention.
    • The Budapest Memorandum Created: Wednesday, April 09, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      The Budapest Memorandum figures greatly in western opposition to Russia's annexation of Crimea. But what exactly is it? Find out here.
    • The US-Egyptian Relationship Created: Monday, December 31, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Historical background, and current status, of the relationship between the U.S. and Egypt from Keith Porter, your About.com Guide to U.S. Foreign Policy.
    • U.S. and Russia: Unlikely Civil War Allies Created: Sunday, March 30, 2014 Updated: Sunday, March 30, 2014
      One hundred and fifty years before the 2014 Ukraine/Crimea Crisis, a strange event occurred in which the Russian navy gave the United States diplomatic leverage during its Civil War.
    • Obama Reaffirms NATO Article 5 Created: Thursday, March 27, 2014 Updated: Thursday, March 27, 2014
      President Obama has mentioned NATO Article 5 several times during the Ukraine Crisis. What is Article 5? Check here.
    • Is Brinkmanship Back? Created: Wednesday, March 26, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, March 26, 2014
      In Vladimir Putin, old style foreign policy "brinkmanship" is making a comeback. Or maybe it never really left.
    • Russian Troops Worry NATO, US Created: Sunday, March 23, 2014 Updated: Sunday, March 23, 2014
      At the NATO Brussels Forum March 21, 2014, NATO leaders expressed resolve against further Russian aggression, even as they worried more might be imminent.
    • U.S., West Watch Crimea Referendum Created: Saturday, March 15, 2014 Updated: Saturday, March 15, 2014
      Russia vetos anti-referendum resolution in United Nations while world awaits Crimean vote.
    • Politicizing The Ukrainian Crisis Created: Thursday, March 13, 2014 Updated: Thursday, March 13, 2014
      Rand Paul opens a 2016 election-season attack on Obama's handling of the Ukraine Crisis.
    • U.S. Options In Crimea Created: Sunday, March 09, 2014 Updated: Sunday, March 09, 2014
      The U.S. is trying several options, including sanctions and diplomacy, to resolve the crisis in Crimea.
    • U.S., Russia And The 2014 Crimean Crisis Created: Saturday, March 08, 2014 Updated: Saturday, March 08, 2014
      U.S. and Western countries lag behind as Russia presents Ukraine with a done deal in Crimea.
    • U-2 Spy Plane Nears The End Created: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, February 26, 2014
      Recon drones appear ready to replace venerable U-2 spy plane as Pentagon budget cuts loom.
    • Pentagon Requests Budget Cuts For 2015 Created: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, February 26, 2014
      The Pentagon wants deep budget cuts for 2015 and beyond. Will that hurt US foreign policy?
    • US-Russian Cooperation: Apollo-Soyuz, 1975 Created: Tuesday, February 25, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, February 25, 2014
      The Apollo-Soyuz mission in July 1975 ushered in a new era in US-Russian foreign policy and set the stage for decades of successful cooperation in space.
    • US Interests In Ukraine Created: Saturday, February 22, 2014 Updated: Saturday, February 22, 2014
      Is the US instrumental in helping solve the Ukraine crisis, or is it irrelevant?
    • The Ukraine Crisis Created: Saturday, February 22, 2014 Updated: Saturday, February 22, 2014
      US stands back as EU brokers tentative deal to end violence in Ukraine.
    • US-Russian Cooperation Created: Wednesday, February 19, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, February 19, 2014
      The Lend-Lease program of WWII marked the first time the US and Soviet Union effectively cooperated to achieve a common goal.
    • Does Nuland's F-Bomb Make Any Difference? Created: Thursday, February 13, 2014 Updated: Thursday, February 13, 2014
      Victoria Nuland's F-bomb reveals more about humans under pressure than American opinions of the European Union.
    • Obama's 2014 SOTU Address Created: Wednesday, January 29, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, January 29, 2014
      Obama's 2014 SOTU address, as expected, offered little in the way of foreign policy substance.
    • Myth Of American "Disengagement" Created: Sunday, January 26, 2014 Updated: Sunday, January 26, 2014
      John Kerry rails against myth of American disengagement.
    • U.S. Advice For Travelers To Sochi Olympics Created: Sunday, January 26, 2014 Updated: Sunday, January 26, 2014
      The U.S. State Department doesn't advise Americans to stay away from the Sochi Olympics, but they do advise caution and limited patriotic display while there.
    • Major Foreign Policy Moments In American Intelligence Created: Sunday, January 19, 2014 Updated: Sunday, January 19, 2014
      A list of major foreign policy moments in U.S. intelligence.
    • Paul Revere And The NSA? Created: Sunday, January 19, 2014 Updated: Sunday, January 19, 2014
      President Obama implied in his January 17, 2014, NSA speech that the roots of American intelligence run all the way back to Paul Revere. He was exactly right. Here's why.
    • Obama's NSA Reforms Created: Sunday, January 19, 2014 Updated: Sunday, January 19, 2014
      President Obama revealed his plan to reform the operations of the National Security Agency (NSA) on January 17. He paid special attention to the foreign policy implications of his plan.
    • Rodman's Amateurish "Diplomacy" Created: Thursday, January 16, 2014 Updated: Thursday, January 16, 2014
      Dennis Rodman's "basketball diplomacy" foray to North Korea did little but embarrass him and irritate fellow Americans. The State Department, however, operates a real sports diplomacy initiative.

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