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What They’re Saying: Obama’s Foreign Policy To-Do List

by Newsteam Staff
U.S. President Obama places a Veterans Day wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery November 11, 2012. (Jonathan Ernst /Courtesy Reuters) U.S. President Obama places a Veterans Day wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery November 11, 2012. (Jonathan Ernst /Courtesy Reuters)
Foreign Policy

In the Washington Post, David Ignatius details the decisions President Obama will have to make on China, Iran, Afghanistan, and the Middle East in his second term. He writes: Read more »

Views From Abroad: India, Israel, Latin America

by Newsteam Staff
Women pray during the Hindu festival of Karva Chauth inside a temple in Chandigarh, India November 2, 2012. (Ajay Verma/Courtesy Reuters) Women pray during the Hindu festival of Karva Chauth inside a temple in Chandigarh, India November 2, 2012. (Ajay Verma/Courtesy Reuters)

In the final Views post before Election Day, we head to India, where Rengaraj Viswanathan writes in the Merco Press that the U.S. election is no longer the “most watched show in the global theater,” and the transition of power in China is now watched with equal interest, both by Indians and citizens of other nations. Read more »

Views From Abroad: China and a Roundup of Debate Opinions

by Newsteam Staff
Shaolin martial arts students perform in the opening ceremony of the 9th Zhengzhou International Shaolin Wushu Festival in Zhengzhou October 21, 2012. (China Daily/Courtesy Reuters) Shaolin martial arts students perform in the opening ceremony of the 9th Zhengzhou International Shaolin Wushu Festival in Zhengzhou October 21, 2012. (China Daily/Courtesy Reuters)

In this week’s Views, we head to China, where Wu Qianli writes for Caixin Media about what he sees as a lack of attention given to Asian-Americans by both President Obama and GOP nominee Mitt Romney: Read more »

Midday Update: Romney Courts Coal Voters

by Newsteam Staff
Photo of the Day: A young girl listens as President Obama speaks during a campaign rally October 23, 2012. (Kevin Lamarque/Courtesy Reuters) Photo of the Day: A young girl listens as President Obama speaks during a campaign rally October 23, 2012. (Kevin Lamarque/Courtesy Reuters)

GOP nominee Mitt Romney has been using support of the coal industry to try and woo voters in coal-producing swing states (USAToday) that have been vocal opponents of the Obama administration’s clean energy policies. Read more »

Midday Update: Candidates Campaign for Military Votes

by Newsteam Staff
Photo of the Day: Veterans at a campaign event for GOP candidate Mitt Romney in Springfield, Virginia September 27, 2012. (Brian Snyder/Courtesy Reuters) Photo of the Day: Veterans at a campaign event for GOP candidate Mitt Romney in Springfield, Virginia September 27, 2012. (Brian Snyder/Courtesy Reuters)

President Barack Obama and GOP nominee Mitt Romney campaigned in front of military audiences in Virginia yesterday, where Obama talked up his jobs plan while Romney criticized Obama over $1 trillion in potential defense budget cuts (AP) that was passed in Congress with bipartisan support. Read more »

What They’re Saying: Israel and Iran

by Newsteam Staff
Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu speaks during a news conference in Jerusalem September 11, 2012. (POOL New/Courtesy Reuters) Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu speaks during a news conference in Jerusalem September 11, 2012. (POOL New/Courtesy Reuters)
On Iran

The Sacramento Bee editorial board has accused GOP nominee Mitt Romney of “parroting Netanyahu on Mideast policy,” describing the similarity of their comments as “an unseemly injection of a foreign leader into U.S. elections and foreign policy.” Read more »

Views From Abroad: Israel’s Effect on the Campaign

by Newsteam Staff
A Jewish worshipper leans on the stones of the Western Wall during prayers July 29, 2012. (Baz Ratner/Courtesy Reuters) A Jewish worshipper leans on the stones of the Western Wall during prayers July 29, 2012. (Baz Ratner/Courtesy Reuters)

On this week’s Views from Abroad, we head to Israel, where two hot topics are Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s U.S. visit and GOP nominee Mitt Romney’s leaked comments on the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. Read more »

Midday Update: Campaigns Head Into Home Stretch

by Newsteam Staff
Photo of the Day: Delegates in the crowd during the final session of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, September 6, 2012 (Jim Young/Courtesy Reuters). Photo of the Day: Delegates in the crowd during the final session of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, September 6, 2012 (Jim Young/Courtesy Reuters).

President Barack Obama officially accepted the Democratic Party’s nomination for president (WashPost) on the last night of the convention Thursday, delivering a speech that included appeals to voters for more time to shepherd the United States through a slow economic recovery and to continue improving its global standing while warning of the setbacks (NYT) that would come with a Republican presidency. Read more »

Convention Update: Touting Obama’s Foreign Policy Record

by Newsteam Staff
President Barack Obama accepts the 2012 U.S Democratic presidential nomination during the final session of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, September 6, 2012. (Jason Reed/Courtesy Reuters). President Barack Obama accepts the 2012 U.S Democratic presidential nomination during the final session of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, September 6, 2012. (Jason Reed/Courtesy Reuters).

Most of the 2012 campaign has focused on domestic policy, particularly the economy. But President Barack Obama’s acceptance speech at the close of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., made room for foreign policy concerns as well, tying them with his plans for the U.S. economy: Read more »

Midday Update: Dems Vote for Obama, Jerusalem Text Added

by Newsteam Staff
Photo of the Day: Delegates at the second session of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina September 5, 2012 (Eric Thayer/Courtesy Reuters). Photo of the Day: Delegates at the second session of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina September 5, 2012 (Eric Thayer/Courtesy Reuters).

Democrats formally–and unanimously–voted to make President Barack Obama their party’s 2012 presidential candidate Wednesday (TheHill) after former president Bill Clinton’s nomination speech (WashPost). Read more »