On Tuesday, for the second time this month, the Republican field will debate foreign policy, a topic that hasn't seen much attention in the race until now. The candidates will be fighting an uphill battle against the president's strong record on national security.
"It would be an irony of fate if my administration had to deal chiefly with foreign problems," said Woodrow Wilson during his presidential campaign 100 years ago.
Officials sparred Sunday over a proposed plan to send observers into Syria as the nation's president warned against military intervention.
Secretary Clinton discusses Syria, China and her upcoming trip to Burma in CNN interview.CNN's Brianna Keilar interviews Secretary of State Hillary Clinton about her upcoming trip to Myanmar.
Turkey threatened to cut off supplies of electricity to its neighbor Syria Tuesday, as the Damascus regime found itself under growing pressure from Arab, Turkish, European and North American governments for its ongoing lethal crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrators.
The United States must position itself to lead in a world "where security is shaped in boardrooms and on trading floors -- as well as on battlefields," U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will say Friday in a major economics and foreign policy speech in New York.
Egypt's interim cabinet filled its recently vacant foreign minister position Sunday with Mohamed el-Orabi, the deputy foreign minister for economic affairs.
Thailand and Cambodia took a step Monday towards resolving a simmering border conflict around an ancient temple, Indonesian Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa said.
CNN's John King and panel members discuss the items found on bin Laden after he was killed.
Days after the daring operation that resulted in the death of Osama bin Laden, pollsters reported that President Barack Obama's approval ratings were rising.
Six months on the job, Japan's foreign minister resigns after becoming embroiled in a donation scandal.
French Foreign Minister Michele Alliot Marie resigned Sunday, saying that public scrutiny of her for close ties to the former Tunisian regime could give the appearance of a weakened French foreign policy.
Columnist Mona Eltahawy explains on American Morning why some Egyptians are skeptical of changes in the country.
When the Egyptian people took to the streets of Cairo to protest the oppressive government of President Hosni Mubarak, they instantly challenged one of the most powerful strains of U.S. foreign policy thinking.
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is set to meet with Mexico's foreign minister in bilateral talks Monday.
Prince Saud al-Faisal, Saudi Arabia's minister of foreign affairs, said Wednesday that his country had abandoned mediation talks to resolve Lebanon's political crisis that caused the government's collapse last week.
Solve your own problems before you lecture us about ours.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton used a foreign policy talk to weigh in on hot button political issues Wednesday, slamming a Florida pastor for his "disgraceful" plan to burn the Quran and strongly criticizing George W. Bush's fiscal record.
New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson is expected to leave Havana on Friday after a series of meetings with Cuban officials, including the country's foreign minister.
The Indonesian foreign minister on Monday held bilateral talks with his North Korean counterpart that addressed various issues, including six-party talks and the hostilities over the sinking of a South Korean war ship.
Iran has offered to restart limited talks on a proposed exchange of nuclear fuel after Sunday talks with Brazil and Turkey over Tehran's nuclear program.
Turkey's foreign minister met with Hamas' leader-in-exile Khaled Meshaal during a visit to Syria Monday, a spokesman for the Foreign Ministry confirmed Tuesday.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will head to Canada on Monday to meet with other G-8 leaders, to prepare for the Group of Eight summit in Canada in June, officials said.
O, the cruel and unforgiving world in which we live.
After nearly going to war last year over a Colombian military raid inside Ecuador, the two nations seemed to be patching relations when their foreign ministers met a few weeks ago.
Did President Obama land a Nobel peace prize at such an early stage of his presidency simply because he's not George W. Bush?
CNN's Ivan Watson is at a polling station in Afghanistan, where the right to vote is taken very seriously.
Americans shouldn't expect to see the 62,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan come home any time soon, no matter who is declared the victor in the country's presidential election.
Christine Varney has excellent timing. Just two days after the Obama administration's new head of antitrust enforcement announces that she will be a much tougher cop on the beat than her predecessor, the European Union says it is fining Intel $1.45 billion for using its market power to abuse its competitors.
American Morning's Kiran Chetry speaks to former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright about Clinton's new job.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has phoned a slew of leaders since taking office on Thursday, reaching out to key allies in the Middle East, Asia and Europe as the Obama administration reviews foreign policies.
Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni discusses the latest on the unrest in the Gaza region.
Foreign ministers from several Arab nations huddled in New York on Monday -- the eve of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' address to the U.N. Security Council -- to work up a U.N. draft resolution calling for an immediate cease-fire in Gaza.
President Bush talks about the summit on financial markets he will hold with world leaders.
Talking can't hurt, but experts say neither the US nor developing economies are ready to sign up for stiffer global rules
Eleven people from an Iraqi family, including women and children, were killed Sunday during a raid involving U.S. troops, Iraqi police sources said.
Before heading out for a trio of well-publicized meetings with foreign dignitaries Tuesday, Sarah Palin received a briefing from the director of national security, Adm. Michael McConnell.
Gov. Sarah Palin meets with foreign leaders as her campaign tries to keep out reporters. CNN's Ed Henry has the story.
Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin is scheduled to meet with Afghan President Hamid Karzai next week in New York
Panelists on Larry King Live discuss the reasons Sen. Barack Obama selected Sen. Joe Biden as his running mate.
Sen. Barack Obama's choice of Sen. Joe Biden as his running mate raises the question of whether Obama can carry off his message of change with a seasoned Washington politician by his side.
American students studying Arabic at the American University of Beirut just learned the Arabic word for "economy."
President Bush, increasingly distracted by Russia's harsh military crackdown in Georgia, took in one final golden Olympic moment then ended what was likely his last trip to Asia
CNN's Betty Nguyen talks about her challenges and discoveries while reporting in Myanmar.
In an exclusive interview, CNN's Fareed Zakaria talks to Sen. Barack Obama about foreign policy and Osama Bin Laden.
Sen. Barack Obama discussed his vision for the world in a wide-ranging foreign policy discussion with CNN's Fareed Zakaria.
Fareed Zakaria sits down with Iran's foreign minister, Manouchehr Mottaki, for one of the most comprehensive interviews in years.
Dubai has forgiven the nearly $7 billion Baghdad owes it, Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki announced Sunday.
A car bomb in northern Baghdad kills six people, including three policemen, and injures 14 others.
Despite hard-line rhetoric and rumors of war, key figures in the Tehran regime suggest a compromise may be afoot
Police blocked Chinese dissident lawyers from attending a meeting with two visiting U.S. lawmakers
Early results show Irish voters appear to have rejected a referendum on the proposed 'Lisbon treaty of E.U. reforms.'
The United Arab Emirates is expected to soon name an ambassador to Iraq and could open an embassy in the war-ravaged nation, Iraqi officials said Thursday.
Sen. John McCain aides said Friday they've been itching for a fight with Sen. Barack Obama and are eager to engage in a discussion about foreign relations.
John McCain delivered his plans for foreign policy and tells how he plans to work with U.S. allies.
Sen. John McCain emphasized the need to collaborate with democratic allies in a foreign policy speech Wednesday.
The next U.S. president will face a world fraught with far more foreign policy challenges than President Bush did when he took office.
Sen. Hillary Clinton takes on Senators Barack Obama and John McCain in a foreign policy speech.
Sen. Hillary Clinton took on both Sens. Barack Obama and John McCain over foreign policy Monday, saying she knows best how to use diplomacy and military strength.
Front-running presidential candidates in both parties sniped at each other Saturday night as they debated three days before Tuesday's first primary.
Sen. Hillary Clinton talks about her likability. Watch the replays of the debates on CNN tonight at 7 PM ET.
Just a couple of weeks ago, Sen. Hillary Clinton said she wasn't interested in attacking her opponents -- she was interested in "tackling the problems of America."
The attacks are heating up between leading Democratic candidates Sen. Hillary Clinton and Sen. Barack Obama.
Representatives of world powers Friday announced that unless a November report shows a "positive outcome" of talks with Iran about its uranium enrichment program, they will move ahead with plans for a resolution imposing additional sanctions on the country.
CNN's Eunice Yoon reports on the state of Myanmar's economy.
The United States imposed new sanctions on Myanmar's ruling junta Thursday as its Southeast Asian neighbors urged a peaceful resolution to growing political unrest in the country.
His Cuba proposal shows that Obama's campaign knows its man stumbled on foreign policy and that he needs to start over
The visit of Egyptian and Jordanian ministers to Israel offers hope. But Arab enthusiasm for peace talks may be fading
For this election, Joe Klein offers an agenda of five issues for judging just how serious the candidates are
Iran's supreme leader on Tuesday said American policies in Iraq are the "main cause" of that country's violence and insecurity, and withdrawal of "foreign forces" is the first step to ending the country's discord, according to an Iranian news agency report.
French President Jacques Chirac was interviewed by CNN's Jim Bittermann in Paris. Here is a transcript of the interview:
A European Union draft statement being discussed by EU foreign ministers Tuesday calls for "an immediate cease-fire" in the fighting between Israel and Hezbollah militants, an EU official said.
All the good feeling at the White House at President Bush's early birthday party on July 4 couldn't hide the fact that the president finds himself in a world of hurt.
Iran's foreign minister has said there are "very positive points" in the incentives plan concerning Iran's nuclear program, but added that other points are unclear and "we have questions about them."
The European Union's foreign policy chief is set to meet with Iranian leaders in Tehran in an effort to end a standoff with the West over the nation's controversial nuclear program.
The United States will join multilateral talks with Iran on its nuclear program once Iran suspends disputed nuclear activities, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Wednesday.
Britain, France and Germany are cobbling together a United Nations incentives package to induce Iran to halt its nuclear program, a European diplomat said Tuesday.
Talks between Iran's top nuclear negotiator and key European foreign ministers ended Friday without a breakthrough on Tehran's nuclear ambitions, European officials said.
Tehran is threatening to block inspections of its nuclear sites if a dispute over its atomic activity is sent to the U.N. Security Council.
Britain, France and Germany have called for the U.N.'s nuclear watchdog to refer Iran to the Security Council over the country's atomic ambitions.
Diplomats say the European Union has postponed a ceremony to mark the historic start of Turkey's membership talks, setting no new time.
Britain said the European Union was on the "edge of a precipice" on Monday over terms for historic membership talks with Turkey.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Il has told a Chinese envoy he is committed to a nuclear-free Korean peninsula, as three nations huddle down to work out the plan for six-party talks later this month.
British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw has said he hopes nuclear talks between three European Union countries and Iran this week could make progress, and appealed to Iran to compromise.
U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has issued a tough warning to North Korea that the United States is well able to defend itself and its allies against nuclear and missile threats.
As George W. Bush was sworn in for a second term as U.S. president, his closest political allies around the world moved to congratulate him.
U.S. President George W. Bush is expected to meet with NATO and European Union leaders in February in an effort to mend trans-Atlantic relations that have been strained by the war in Iraq, officials say.
The following is a list of world leaders and representatives that CNN has confirmed will attend Yasser Arafat's funeral in Cairo, Egypt:
Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry has refused to rule out a first strike on North Korea in an effort to halt its nuclear weapons program.
For the first time in more than 25 years, a U.S. secretary of state has met with the Libyan foreign minister.
Sudan will retaliate against international troops if they are sent to intervene in the troubled Darfur region, Khartoum's foreign minister has said.
European Union foreign ministers are to join the U.S. and push for United Nations sanctions against Sudan if its government does not move to end the bloodshed in the troubled Darfur region.
Alleged U.S. Army deserter Charles Jenkins has arrived in Japan, where he risks being turned over to American custody.
The United States may delay its request for Japan to hand over accused U.S. Army deserter Charles Jenkins, opening the way for him to seek medical treatment in Tokyo.
As President George W. Bush defended the war on terror and his push to bring democracy to Iraq in a speech Wednesday, a group of former high level diplomats and military officials gathered in Washington to issue a statement condemning Bush's foreign policy.
Seven eastern European countries have been welcomed into NATO as the military alliance said it was turning its attention to new challenges and threats.
Egypt has offered to host the Arab League summit after the annual event was abruptly postponed just two days before the meeting was to start in Tunisia.
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