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