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Wolf Blitzer delivers the most important breaking news and political, international, and national security stories of the day. Tune to The Situation Room weekdays 5-6:30pm ET on CNN.

September 12th, 2014
06:35 PM ET

Is the U.S. at war with ISIS?

Are we at war with ISIS? As Michelle Kosinski reports, it depends on who you ask in the Obama administration.

March 5th, 2014
07:54 PM ET

Putin pulling a double standard?

Less than a year after Putin's New York Times op-ed condemning the use of force in Syria without UN consent, Russia has troops on the ground in Ukraine. CNN's Brian Todd reports many are now calling the Russian leader a hypocrite.

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Filed under: foreign policy • Syria • Ukraine • Vladimir Putin
February 26th, 2014
07:36 AM ET

The 2016 Contenders: Marco Rubio

It's winter 2014, and the next presidential race is very far away. But already, the top contenders for the White House are positioning themselves for the spotlight - in what will be a crowded and exciting race.

Once dubbed the "Savior of the Republican Party," Sen. Marco Rubio is among the head of that pack. The freshman from Florida made a passionate push for immigration reform in 2013, and in recent weeks, he's been polishing his foreign policy credentials, becoming a vocal critic of the regime in Venezuela and its crackdown on protestors. While his Latino roots and young, fresh face could make him appealing to the GOP, he has a long road ahead to prove he's a capable executive and mature leader.

In the first of our "The 2016 Contenders" series, Wolf Blitzer sat down with Rubio for an extensive interview, about national security, politics, foreign policy, and the White House. Check out what he has to say about foreign policy and decide for yourself - does he sound like presidential material to you?

RELATED: Rubio undecided on 2016, but says he can beat Hillary Clinton.

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Filed under: foreign policy • Interviews • Marco Rubio • The 2016 Contenders
February 19th, 2014
07:26 PM ET

Obama influence overseas waning?

CNN's Jim Acosta takes a look at President Obama and the obstacles he is facing in taking action in Ukraine and Syria. Is his foreign policy weakening the U.S.'s position overseas?


Filed under: foreign policy • Jim Acosta • President Obama
January 7th, 2014
06:54 PM ET

Gates slams Obama, Biden in new memoir

In his new book "Duty," former Defense Secretary Robert Gates criticizes President Obama's handling of Afghanistan and says Vice President Biden has been wrong on every major foreign policy issue of the last 40 years. CNN's Jim Sciutto reports.


Filed under: Afghanistan • foreign policy • Jim Sciutto • Joe Biden • President Obama • Robert Gates
December 11th, 2013
07:29 PM ET

The new Obama doctrine?

In his 2008 run for president, then-Senator Barack Obama promised that he would reach out to anyone who wanted to engage, including America's foes - and today, he's got a nuclear deal with Iran and a handshake with Cuba. Is Pres. Obama shifting his foreign policy to a reliance on diplomacy and discussion? CNN's Jim Sciutto reports.


Filed under: Cuba • foreign policy • Iran • President Obama • Situation Room
November 27th, 2013
07:50 PM ET

Clinton v. Kerry

In his short time as Secretary of State, John Kerry has achieved some important accomplishments. So how does his ongoing term compare to that of his predecessor, Hillary Clinton? CNN's Jill Dougherty reports on the two distinct styles of achieving diplomatic success and the two legacies that will shape U.S. foreign policy for years to come.


Filed under: foreign policy • Hillary Clinton • Jill Dougherty • John Kerry
January 8th, 2013
11:52 AM ET

Obama makes telling foreign policy picks

Obama sends message on foreign policy in second term with top national security picks, CNN's Barbara Starr reports.

October 22nd, 2012
06:44 PM ET

John Kerry: 'This is a dangerous world'

Sen. John Kerry, who played Mitt Romney in Pres. Obama's debate practice, tells Wolf Blitzer about the dangers of war.

RELATED VIDEO: Should the U.S. talk with Iran?


Filed under: 2012 election • foreign policy • John Kerry
December 31st, 2011
12:48 PM ET

Foreign policy a key 2012 issue

CNN's Jessica Yellin takes a look at Obama's foreign policy record in 2011 and how the GOP plans to attack it in 2012.


Filed under: 2012 election • Barack Obama • foreign policy • Jessica Yellin