foreign relations

President Barack Obama. (Credit: BERTRAND LANGLOIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Middle East Violence, Obama Missteps Mire US Foreign Relations

Barack Obama confronts a world far different from what he envisioned when he first took office. U.S. influence is declining in the Middle East as violence and instability rock Arab countries.


File photo of Army Pfd. Bradley Manning. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Witness: Manning Leaks Chilled U.S. International Relations

A high-ranking State Department official says the 250,000 diplomatic cables that Army Pfc. Bradley Manning disclosed through WikiLeaks have had a chilling effect on American foreign relations.