Behind the Millennium Development Goals’ remarkable though incomplete success is a combination of a competitive spirit, a desire to achieve universally recognized progress, and a growing demand for government accountability, experts say.
With the Iran nuclear negotiations out of the way and President Obama in legacy-building mode, the White House is seen by some to be refocusing on the devastating conflict in Syria with the Turkey agreement.
After 9/11, George W. Bush favored isolation and military action over diplomacy – an approach that didn't win over other countries. Now, the US could again find itself on the outs with others if it rejects the Iran nuclear deal.
President Obama's first three trips to Africa were high on symbolism. This one, at a time of heightened security concerns over Islamist extremism, aims to leverage private-sector investment and encourage entrepreneurship.
As the presidents of Iran and the US lobby their publics for the nuclear accord, both countries are finding themselves entering heated electoral campaigns. And in both cases, there's searing opposition to the deal.
The implementation of the complex nuclear deal – in many ways a road map for Iranian action for the coming decade and more – will be the toughest test of the Obama foreign policy doctrine, analysts say.
Reports indicate the State Department plans to upgrade Malaysia from last year’s bottom-rung ranking on slavery and human trafficking. Advocates and members of Congress, say, if true, it represents a disregard for human rights in favor of economics.
US and Russia may have their differences, but both cheered when the rocket launched Friday bearing much-needed supplies for the crew of the International Space Station. The launch follows two failed attempts.
Cuba is one of a number of key foreign-policy issues in which President Obama has sought to get beyond what he has seen as mistaken policies of the past. The approach has been vaunted by some, vilified by others.
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff sits down with President Obama at the White House Tuesday after a year of personal efforts by President Obama to address the issue of NSA spying on US friends and allies.