Jun 8, 2014 — In his first term, the president launched a troop surge in Afghanistan, stepped up drone strikes and ordered the raid that killed Osama bin Laden. In his second term, he's been reluctant to use force.
May 29, 2014 — The president knows America is deeply disillusioned with foreign wars and moves that seem to lead to them. "Just because we have the best hammer does not mean that every problem is a nail," he said.
May 28, 2014 — "We don't face an existential crisis," the president told NPR in an exclusive interview. He said the U.S. is blessed with a growing economy and no prospect of war with another nation-state.
Mar 18, 2014 — Second-term presidents who find themselves limited by congressional constraints often see foreign policy as an arena for success. But it seems to be giving President Obama more fits than achievements.
Nov 29, 2012 — Talk of the Nation and the Wilson Center are teaming up Thursday afternoon for a live conversation with experts and NPR correspondents. They'll also discuss how the U.S. can avoid getting into another Cold War and the possibility of a world where there are as many women leaders as men.
Oct 23, 2012 — Other takeaways from the debate that was ostensibly about foreign policy: domestic issues; Obama on the attack; a strong but calm Romney; and an appeal to the base.
Oct 23, 2012 — The final presidential debate left many viewers scratching their heads. It's not that the candidates invoked unimportant issues. It's not that the two held so elevated a conversation mere mortals could not understand. It's that they were debating almost entirely in tone rather than content.
Aug 1, 2012 — A top foreign policy adviser to Mitt Romney on Wednesday defended statements the Republican presidential candidate made in Israel about Palestinian culture.
Dec 8, 2011 — Republican presidential contenders have said the president engages in appeasement when it comes to foreign policy. His response pointed to the May killing of the al-Qaida leader.
Nov 23, 2011 — The CNN Republican debate on national security Tuesday night had some of the most lively and substantive discussion of the campaign. PolitiFact's Bill Adair takes a look at how the candidates statements rate on the Truth-O-Meter.